Mindflight

Parsina Press
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The government of Earth has one main secret weapon in its cold war against its former colony worlds--telepathic spies. But what even the spies don't know is that once they reach their late thirties, they begin to develop strange symptoms that leave them mentally and physically unstable. The Terran Intelligence Agency routinely terminates these unstable telepaths to keep them from threatening the stability of the project as a whole.

Alain Cheney is one of the best telepathic agents in the TIA's arsenal. For 14 years he's been loyal and dependable. But now that he's showing symptoms of the instability, the Agency decides to eliminate him--and just when a secret development occurs that could change the future of the inhabited galaxy.

To survive, Alain must find safety somewhere. But he can't trust his enemies, and certainly not his friends....

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 Born in Philadelphia in 1947, Stephen Goldin has lived in California since 1960. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy from UCLA and worked as a civilian space scientist for the U.S. Navy for a few years after leaving college, but has made his living as a writer/editor most of his life.

His first wife was fellow author Kathleen Sky, with whom he co-wrote the first edition of the highly acclaimed nonfiction book The Business of Being a Writer. His current wife is fellow author Mary Mason. So far they have co-authored two books in the Rehumanization of Jade Darcy series.

He served the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America as editor of the SFWA Bulletin and as the organization’s Western Regional Director. He has lived with cats all his adult life. Artistically, he enjoys Broadway musicals and surrealist art.

Learn more about him at his Web site, http://stephengoldin.com.

Get updates on his doings at his blog, The Ingesterie.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorStephenGoldin

Twitter: http://twitter.com/stevegoldin

Learn about Stephen Goldin’s other ebooks at http://stephengoldin.com/ebibliography.html.

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Publisher
Parsina Press
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Published on
May 12, 2011
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Pages
258
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ISBN
9781456426989
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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Book 1
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In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person’s consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or “sleeve”) making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

Ex-U.N. envoy Takeshi Kovacs has been killed before, but his last death was particularly painful. Dispatched one hundred eighty light-years from home, re-sleeved into a body in Bay City (formerly San Francisco, now with a rusted, dilapidated Golden Gate Bridge), Kovacs is thrown into the dark heart of a shady, far-reaching conspiracy that is vicious even by the standards of a society that treats “existence” as something that can be bought and sold.

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Stephen Goldin
”Blasfemo... altamente ofensivo” y MUY divertido. Herodotus Shapiro ha tenido una semana increíblemente mala. Su mujer lo ha abandonado. Hacienda lo está buscando por unos miles de dólares. Su casa y librería terminó ardiendo. De camino a casa de su hermano le multaron por exceso de velocidad. Y ahora su coche lo ha dejado colgado en medio del desierto enfrente de una enorme mansión. ¿Qué podría ir peor? Ahora su mundo da un giro inesperado. La mansión tiene un muñeco de nieve en la entrada en medio del desierto en pleno julio. La casa, mucho mayor desde dentro que vista desde fuera, es propiedad de Polly, la más extraordinariamente bella mujer que él ha visto jamás. Polly es acróbata, chef, psicóloga, consultor financiero internacional, médico un mujer con Dios sabe que otros increíbles talentos. Posee una alucinante biblioteca, una colección de arte con obras de arte de todo el mundo y una copia de una película desconocida de los Hermanos Marx. El papel de váter es de seda. Y parece que tiene algunos planes misteriosos para él... *** ”¡Cuidado con el Decálogo! Los lectores no tendrán problemas en identificarse y empatizar con el protagonista, una historia clásica narrada con ingenio, sabiduría y un toque falaz, y con la estrella invitada más interesante que podrías tener... ¿por aquí? Quizás los escritores que quieran intentar escribir un libro como ¡Polly! Alucinarán con su audacia (aquellos que repiten hasta la saciedad siempre lo mismo).” Spider Robinson, coautor de ”Variable Star” por Robert A. Heinlein y Spider Robinson *** ¡POLLY! Con mucho orgullo recibió la Medalla al Mejor Autor Indie y recibió 5 estrellas como Favorito de los Lectores.

PUBLISHER: TEKTIME
Stephen Goldin
„Blasphemisch... sehr anzüglich“ und SEHR lustig. Herodotus Shapiro hatte eine unglaublich schlechte Woche. Seine Frau hat ihn verlassen. Das Finanzamt will Tausende Dollar von ihm. Sein Haus/Buchladen verbrannte. Auf dem Weg um bei seinem Bruder Obdach zu suchen, erhält er einen Strafzettel. Und nun bleibt sein Auto mitten in der Wüste stehen, vor einer großen Villa. Was kann sonst noch schief gehen? Aber nun wendet sich das Blatt zu merkwürdig. Die Villa hat einen Schneemann im Garten in der Wüste im Juli. Das Haus, das von drinnen noch größer als von draußen ist, gehört Polly, der unheimlich schönsten jungen Frau, die er je getroffen hat. Polly ist eine Akrobatin, eine Gourmet-Köchin, eine Psychologin, eine internationale Finanzberaterin, eine Ärztin und eine Frau mit wer weiß wie vielen anderen unglaublichen Talenten. Sie hat eine unglaubliche Bibliothek, eine Kunstsammlung mit allen Meisterstücken aus der ganzen Welt und einem Band eines bisher unbekannten Marx Brothers-Films. Ihr Toilettenpapier ist tatsächlich aus Seide. Und sie scheint einige geheimnisvolle Pläne für ihn zu haben.... *** „Alle Hände an Dekalog! Eine Hauptfigur mit der sich Leser einfach identifizieren werden können und mitfühlen können, eine klassische Reisegeschichte, erzählt mit Witz, Weisheit und betrügerischer Einfachheit, und der interessanteste Gastauftritt je. Was könnte man dabei nicht mögen? Vielleicht wollen Autoren, die versuchen, ein Buch wie Polly! zu schreiben einen Schlag ins Gesicht für ihre Dreistigkeit (um gewöhnliche Weisheit zu zitieren), aber nicht, wenn sie es schaffen, es so unterhaltsam zu machen.“ Spider Robinson, Co-Autor des Awesome Indie Authors Medal of Approval und es erhielt eine 5-Sterne-Bewertung von Readers Favorite

PUBLISHER: TEKTIME
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