Special Order – Holy Fire

Got this in the mail today. Back in the 90s, when I was living in San Francisco, Bruce Sterling was one of my favorite authors, and this remains one of my favorite books of all time. It’s a science fiction novel that takes place in the late 21st century, and is about a reserved old woman, Mia, who has a medical procedure that makes her young again. After the operation, she starts calling herself Maya and flees to Europe to live a bohemian, artistic lifestyle. Sterling was pretty popular back then, part of the cyberpunk movement, but nowadays most of his books are out of print. I ordered this from eBay for five bucks – which included shipping. Goes to show how fickle the literary gods are….