HEADLONG. Simon Ings.

HEADLONG. [London]: HarperCollinsPublishers, [1999]. Small octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition. "Surgically connected to their swarm of mechanical workers, architects Christopher and Joanne Yale were turning the Moon into a paradise. Now, without warning, their machines have pulled the plug. Christopher Yale is drowning in a sea of sensory deprivation and bootleg medicine. Joanne is dead, and neither the police nor their friends have any explanation, but Yale knows she was plugging pirated software into her head, to fight the same condition he has, Epistemic Appetite Imbalance. Confronting his loss and his new, empty headed world, Yale seeks out the truth of Joanne's death all the while being drawn into a new, colder London which has no place for the Moon's failures. He hasn't got much time" - publisher's description. HEADLONG's cyborg protagonist finds, through a thriller-like plot engendered by the seeming death of his wife, that Earth is, in a sense, room enough." - John Clute, SFE (online). Ings's fourth SF novel. Mass market paperback original. Broderick and Di Filippo, Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010 #57. Several rubs and creases to covers, a very good copy. (#146201).

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"A Paperback Original 1999 / 1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2" on copyright page.