Baker & Taylor Presents the story of a future war, social breakdown, and a man with a specially engineered virus that allows him to live several lives in succession
Blackwell North Amer Joshua Ali Quare wakes in 2109 at the age of 140 in a strong, youthful body with no memory of his past, to find he is at the center of a vast and deadly conspiracy. The only clues to his identity are the records he has left - messages from the man he once was.... In Kaleidoscope Century, Barnes has crafted his most dazzling work to date, a gritty, fast-paced odyssey through a dark and troubled future. At the end of the twentieth century, Joshua Quare was chosen by a mysterious cabal to be the object of a terrifying experiment. Every fifteen years a tailored virus ravages his system, making him gravely ill, and destroying his memories, but leaving him ten years younger. To preserve some shred of his identity, Quare has left himself a hypertext journal, a record Quare must search to learn his place in this bizarre and treacherous future. As Quare journeys through his past, he discovers he has been a key figure in the history of a turbulent, violent century - soldier, criminal, assassin, spy. A century filled with killing plagues and warring cults, ruthless corporations and dying nations. A century where survival is often the only option. Now someone is looking for him - someone from his past - and Quare must learn the terrifying secret of his history before it unleashes devastating consequences for the future of the human race.
Baker & Taylor The author of the best-selling and highly acclaimed Mother of Storms presents the story of future war, social breakdown, and a man with a specially engineered virus that allows him to live several lives in succession.