Set in the hidden breeding grounds of the first cyborg communities, Dantec's science fiction thriller mixes metaphysics with cyberpunk post-humanism in the spirit of Philip K. Dick.
Toorop, a hard-boiled leatherneck veteran, has been assigned to escort a young woman from Russia to Canada. But Marie is no ordinary girl. A schizophrenic and a possible carrier of a new artificial virus, Marie is bearing a mutant embryo created by an American cult, which dreams of producing a genetically modified messiah that will end all human life as we know it. Moving at breakneck speed, Toorop risks his life to save Marie as her brain, linking to the neuromatrix, surpasses all limits to become the universe itself.
Exploring the symbiosis between organic matter and computer power to spin new forms of consciousness, Babylon Babies rides Nietzsche's prophecy: "Man is something to be overcome."
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|Grouping Title||babylon babies|
|Grouping Author||dantec maurice g|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-06-22 23:11:01PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-08-07 05:01:39AM|
|author||Dantec, Maurice G.|
|author_display||Dantec, Maurice G|
|available_at_longmont||Longmont Public Library|
|detailed_location_longmont||Longmont Adult Fiction|
|display_description||Set in the hidden "flesh and Chip" breeding grounds of the first cyborg communities and peopled by Siberian Mafiosi, Babylon Babies has as its hero a hard-boiled leatherneck veteran of Sarajevo named Toorop. His latest assignment is to escort a young woman named Marie Zorn for Russia to Canada. But when Toorop is offered an even higher fee by another organization, he realizes Marie is no ordinary girl. A schizophrenic and a possible carrier of a new artificial virus, Marie is bearing a mutant embryo created by an American cult, the Cosmic Church of the New Resurrection. They dream of producing a genetically modified messiah, which will end all human life as we know it. Inspired by Philip K. Dick, William S. Burroughs, Gilles Deleuze, and other extrapolationists of the future, Babylon Babies unfolds at breakneck speed as Thoorop risks his life to save Marie, whose brain -- linking to the neuromatrix -- loses all limits and becomes the universe itself. Exploring the symbiosis between organic matter and computer power to spin new forms of consciousness, Maurice Dantec rides Nietzsche's prophecy: "Man is something to be overcome."|
|local_callnumber_longmont||FICTION DANTEC, M.G.|
|owning_library_longmont||Longmont Pulblic Library|
|owning_location_longmont||Longmont Public Library|
|series||Semiotext(e) native agents|
|series_with_volume||Semiotext(e) native agents||
|subject_facet||Genetic engineering -- Fiction|
|title_full||Babylon babies / Maurice G. Dantec ; translated by Noura Wedell|
Babylon babies [electronic resource] Dantec, Maurice G.