Hardwired

By Walter Jon Williams
Directed by Emily Janice Card
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

The Hardwired Series: Book 1

12.47 Hours 07/01/2008 unabridged
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In Walter Jon Williams’ classic cyberpunk novel, the remnants of a war-ravaged America endure in scattered, heavily armed colonies, while the wealthy Orbital Corporations now control the world. Cowboy, an ex–fighter pilot who has become “hardwired” via skull sockets directly to his lethal electronic hardware, is now a panzerboy, a hi-tech smuggler riding armored hovertanks through the balkanized countryside. He teams up with Sarah, an equally cyborized gun-for-hire, to make a last stab at independence from the rapacious Orbitals. Together, they gather an unlikely gang of misfits for a ride that will take them to the edge of the atmosphere. This action-packed adventure is a must-read for science fiction fans everywhere.

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Summary

Summary

In Walter Jon Williams’ classic cyberpunk novel, the remnants of a war-ravaged America endure in scattered, heavily armed colonies, while the wealthy Orbital Corporations now control the world. Cowboy, an ex–fighter pilot who has become “hardwired” via skull sockets directly to his lethal electronic hardware, is now a panzerboy, a hi-tech smuggler riding armored hovertanks through the balkanized countryside. He teams up with Sarah, an equally cyborized gun-for-hire, to make a last stab at independence from the rapacious Orbitals. Together, they gather an unlikely gang of misfits for a ride that will take them to the edge of the atmosphere.

This action-packed adventure is a must-read for science fiction fans everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hardwired is a tough, sleek juggernaut of a story, punctuated by strobe-light movements, coursing to the wail of jets and the twang of steel guitars—glittering, nasty, and noble—and told in a style perfectly suiting its content. It has all my favorite things—blood, love, fire, hate, and a high ideal or two. I wish I’d written this one.” Roger Zelazny, Hugo, Locus, and Nebula award–winning author
“Williams’ use of language is as explosive and as techno-tinged as the world he describes. Reading the book is like taking a jet ride across a futuristic America, with acceleration forcing you back in your seat all the way.” Tom Von Malder
“A tough, sleek juggernaut of a story, punctuated by strobe-light movements, coursing to the wail of jets and the twang of steel guitars.” Roger Zelazny
“Heavy-metal adventure.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Walter Jon Williams

Walter Jon Williams has been nominated for every major science fiction award, including Hugo and Nebula award nominations for his novel City on Fire. His books include The Sundering, The Praxis, Destiny’s Way, and The Rift. He lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 12.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English