A stunning debut SF novel of virtual reality, virtual memory, virtual love… and real genocide.
Maya Andreyeva is a “camera”, a reporter with virtual reality broadcasting equipment implanted in her brain. What she sees, millions see; what she feels, millions share.
And what Maya is seeing is the cover-up of a massacre. As she probes into the covert political power plays of a radically strange near-future Russia, she comes upon secrets that have been hidden from the world… and memories that AI-controlled thought police have forced her to hide from herself. Because in a world where no thought or desire is safe, the price of survival is betrayal—of your lover, your ideals, and yourself.
In The Fortunate Fall, we hear a new voice so assured and so intimate it seems we must always have known it, and so electrifying we know we have never before heard its like.
- White, Russian lesbian protagonist
- Black-Japanese lesbian love interest
- Nebula Award nominee
- Locus Award finalist
Where to Find (Out of Print)
- Published July 1996 by Tor Books
- ISBN13: 9780312863272
- Out of print