«It’s a weird, lumpy, sometimes uncomfortable comedy about shitty people. It is the best and only romance novel you should read this year. It is fun and evil.»
«I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but Warren Ellis has, and he's written up a review that makes me want to read it RIGHT NOW»
«Few romantic stories are as complex as those written by a futurist; and Bruce Sterling proves this case to the elegant extreme.»
They're futurists in love. They don't believe in romantic happy endings.
Farfalla Corrado is a globetrotting Italian witch, trained in Brazilian voodoo. Farfalla can tell real fortunes, see real ghosts and speak real curses. Farfalla doesn't just know the future – she can feel in in the dark, twisted depths of her heart.
Gavin Tremaine is a high-tech Seattle venture capitalist. He can forecast the future, spot its trends, and invest in its business models. Gavin has a big future ahead of him – unfortunately, Gavin knows what that big future holds for the little people.
When their worlds collide, history itself begins to crumble. They already know how this love story is bound to end – and it's not what the other expects.
About 137.000 words
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bruce Sterling lives in Austin, Turin and also Belgrade. He is married to the Serbian feminist and novelist Jasmina Tesanovic.
He is an American science fiction author, best known for his novels and his work on the Mirrorshades anthology, which helped define the cyberpunk genre.
His nonfiction works include The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier; Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years; and Shaping Things.