Copyright 1995 by
I first read this in 1997 and most recently in April 2000
Lydia Melmoth was once a star - back when it was still illegal, she
died and was resuscitated more times than anyone else. Even now this
performance art has been legalized, she still holds the record.
However, her fame hasn't helped her. Her life's a mess. She lives
with a Frankly an undersized depressed comedian who loves her but
she has no interest in him beyond a friendly tolerance.
However, her life changes when her brother warns her that the
anti-terrorist police are after her mother, and may also be after
Lydia herself. On the run she meets a variety of strange people and
finds herself drawn back into the art of "Dying".
Well this is a cute little cyberpunk nugget of a book. It has
excellent characters, plus this so strange concept of dying and
resusciation as an art form. It's got lovely slang, great humour and
some interestingly-oriented revolutionary groups.
I rather enjoyed it.
Loaded on the 16th May 2001.