Kiln People

The Kiln Books (Volume 1 of 2)

David Brin

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In a perilous future where disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every legal and illicit whim of their decadent masters, life is cheap. No one knows that better than Albert Morris, a brash investigator with a knack for trouble, who has sent his own duplicates into deadly peril more times than he cares to remember.\

But when Morris takes on a ring of bootleggers making illegal copies of a famous actress, he stumbles upon a secret so explosive it has incited open warfare on the streets of Dittotown.
Dr. Yosil Maharal, a brilliant researcher in artificial intelligence, has suddenly vanished, just as he is on the verge of a revolutionary scientific breakthrough. Maharal's daughter, Ritu, believes he has been kidnapped-or worse. Aeneas Polom, a reclusive trillionaire who appears in public only through his high-priced platinum duplicates, offers Morris unlimited resources to locate Maharal before his awesome discovery falls into the wrong hands.

To uncover the truth, Morris must enter a shadowy, nightmare world of ghosts and golems where nothing -and no one-is what they seem, memory itself is suspect, and the line between life and death may no longer exist.
 
Kiln People is a 2003 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel.

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Kiln People
PART IAdieu! for once again the fierce disputeBetwixt damnation and impassioned clay Must I burn through ...But when I am consumed in the Fire.Give me new Phoenix wings to fly at my desire.-John Keats,"On Sitting Down to Reed King Leer Once Again"1A Good Head for Wine... or how Monday's green ditto brings home fond memories of the river ...It's hard to stay cordial while fighting for your life, even when your life doesn't amount to much.Even when you're just a lump of clay. 
 
Some kind of missile--a stone I guess--smacked the brick wall inches away, splattering my

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"David Brin delivers what science fiction readers want-intelligence, action, and an epic scale". -Asimov's Science Fiction

"David Brin is a skillful storyteller . . . His novels brim with invention, and there is
more than enough action to keep the story exciting."-The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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David Brin

David Brin is the author of more than a dozen novels, including six volumes in his award-winning Uplift saga, as well as two short story collections and a nonfiction work, The Transparent Society, about privacy in the electronic age. His New York Times bestseller The Postman was the basis for a major motion picture starring Kevin Costner. Brin was a fellow at the California Space Institute and at the Jet Propulsion Lab, studying spacecraft design, cometary physics, and analyses of the likelihood of life in the universe. He now lives in southern California.

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Hugo Award - Nominee, John W. Campbell Memorial Award - Second Place

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January 2003
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ISBN: 9781429971300
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336 pages
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January 2003
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