"Explosive in its approach to language and imaginative in its portrayal of a life lived in cyberspace as well as in the real world, this postcyberpunk adventure injects the genre with a long-awaited freshness." —Library Journal"[A] superdense rush of technical explanations for the atomic structure of the human—and posthuman—mind, written with the kind of passion that a pornographer might reserve for a detailed description of someone's reproductive organs, and the kind of lyricism that a poet might use to describe the same parts (albeit by allegory)." —Cory Doctorow
"Pink Noise is one of the most thought-provoking and enjoyable books I've read in a while. [It] combines the force of a parable with […] that strange, almost mystical effect of the whole being far more than the sum of its parts. It’s the sense that we get in The Great Gatsby and Heart of Darkness." —Seamus Sweeney, SFSite
From the Inside Flap
One of the best brain doctors of his time, Nathi lost his own brain five centuries ago when he became a posthuman.
He is called upon to save a comatose girl. The damage is extensive, so he decides to map his own mind into her brain in order to replace the badly damaged part.
But something unexpected waits for him within the Girl's brain. She is a carrier of a Wish Fairy, an enigmatic sentient cyber being whose only purpose is to kill the Wish, a virus used by the ruling cyber Wizard Orders to enslave all posthuman minds--including Nathi's.
Liberated, Nathi forms a symbiotic union--the Dancer--with the Girl, discovers the true cause of her brain injury, and finds a way to break out of the Castle, their high-tech prison, and into the Martian polar night.
But once outside, the real chase begins.
They must resist the cyber wizards who are trying to remotely regain control of their minds while also sending a force in pursuit. This battle must be fought both in the physical world and that of the mind.