By Robin Sloan
ANNABEL SCHEME is a detective tale set in another San Francisco the place the electronic and the occult dwell side-by-side. It's a brief learn, ideal for those who like Sherlock Holmes, Douglas Adams, ghosts and/or the internet.
In Scheme's San Francisco, an indie rocker's new tracks are mountain climbing the charts, although the rocker herself is lengthy lifeless. A religious gamer has long past lacking, and the one hint of him that continues to be is within his favourite video game, the blockbuster mmo referred to as global of Jesus. And the richest guy within the urban, the inventor of the hunt engine referred to as Grail, could simply have made a take care of a devil.
Meanwhile, Annabel Scheme has simply employed herself a Watson, an A.I. assistant who's now studying the ropes on a case that would speedy rework into Scheme's biggest—and probably her last.
Come on. Fog urban is ready.
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