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Return to the world of Station in the sequel to the acclaimed Crashing Heaven.
Leila Fenech is dead. And so is her brother Dieter. But what's really pissing her off is how he sold his afterlife as part of an insurance scam and left her to pick up the pieces. She wants him back so she can kick his backside from here to the Kuiper Belt.
Station is humanity's last outpost. But this battle-scarred asteroid isn't just for the living. It's also where the dead live on as fetches: digital memories and scraps of personality gathered together and given life. Of a sort.
Leila won't stop searching Station until she's found her brother's fetch - but the sinister Pressure Men are stalking her every move. Clearly Dieter's got himself mixed up in something a whole lot darker than just some scam.
Digging deeper, Leila discovers there's far more than her brother's afterlife at stake. Could it be that humanity's last outpost is on the brink of disaster? Is it too late for even the dead to save it?
Waking Hell is a sequel to Crashing Heaven, the novel that announced the arrival of this exciting new talent.
This enjoyable sequel to the cyberpunk thriller Crashing Heaven finds humans, living and dead, caught once more between rogue AIs fighting for control of a remote space station and the fate of humankind. Leila Fenech is a fetch, physically dead but living on in software. She works odd jobs aboard the hollowed-out asteroid called Station. When her brother, Dieter, is fatally injured by a piece of ancient tech, she expects him to join her as a fetch; instead, he and all the code he ever wrote disappear into a shadowy organization run by a secretive system called Deodatus. Determined to get Dieter back, Leila goes on the run, hoping to prevent a war that could wipe out every living thing on Station and beyond, while being recorded as reality entertainment. Expanding a fascinating universe, Robertson brings to life a virtual world where memories can be rewritten without warning and physical distance means nothing. A brisk, twisty plot with plenty of intrigue will work for action fans as well as more philosophical readers who love to ponder big ideas.