Nexhuman

by Francesco Verso
Release date: June 2018
Original title: Livido
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction
Tags: translation

Note! This book was originally translated into English as Livid in 2014.

Translated by Sally McCorry. Cover art by Luca Cervini.

Exploring themes such as cybernetics, consumerism, robotics, and transcendence, Nexhuman expands on classic science fiction (in particular, Philip K. Dick) to build a world as deep and searching as its main character.

"A thoughtful meditation on what it means to be human and an exciting peek into a world that is just around the corner." - James Patrick Kelly (Nebula, Locus, and Hugo Award winner)

There is Alba. And there is everything else.

In a future threatened by the spread of "kipple" (garbage & trash), Peter Payne is part of a fringe society that scavenges junk to survive. His days are spent in the refuse of humanity and running with a teenage gang called The Dead Bones lead by his brother Charlie. But when Peter finds beauty in the world in the shape of Alba, an advanced model female nexhuman, he finds purpose... and love. When Charlie and The Dead Bones destroy Peter's dreams for the future, Peter embarks on a quest to rebuild the object of his obsession.

(updated 2019-01-08)

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