by Sean Williams
Review by Steve Sawicki
Ace Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441014934
Date: 24 April 2007 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
This book is the story of Imre Bergamasc, or at least one version of Imre Bergamasc, as it opens with the reawakening of Bergamasc who has been pulled from the wreckage of some sort of storage pod by the Jinc, an alien group mind. Bergamasc has been put together somewhat piece meal as not all of him was available and the Jinc had to guess at some parts. They also made him a woman. So, other than that, and the fact that he can remember nothing prior to the reawakening, Bergamasc is ready to go. From official release/information:
From back of book: On the edge of the galaxy in a distant and terrible future, Imre Bergamasc is reborn into a pieced-together body that isn't his own, with the certain knowledge that he was the victim of an elaborate murder plot.
But neither his mind nor the history of his former life ar so easily reassembled, so he sets out to follow the fragments of his memories--and discover the reason for his elimination. Through interstellar graveyards, decaying megacities, and bizarre star systems, he pursues the vague whispers of eon-old events that seem to connect the death of the worlds he once knew to his own murder.
Tracked by forces determined to thwart his efforts, Imre combs the wreckage of the future for the truth about himself--no matter how unbearable it may be.