Schismatrix by Bruce Sterling:
Science Fiction Inventions, Technology and Ideas

This is Sterling's only novel-length treatment of the Shaper/Mechanist universe; Schismatrix was nominated for the Nebula in its year. The novel explores the different points of view of the Shapers, who alter the body through genetic modification and mental training, and the Mechanists, who modify the body with software and external hardware. Select an invention:

Circumlunar - home with lunar views

Deceleration Paste - antidote for deceleration trauma

Mechanist Drogue

Sentient Room - not the Radisson

Sours

Video-Manicuring Program

 

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