Feb. 26th, 2011

andygates: (Default)
There's nothing worse than one of these, except for "my bicycle is making a noise", but this itch has been tickling the inside of my skull for months now. 

There's a novel.  I think it's hard SF -- I'd have read it back as a kid in the 80s, along with my steady diet of Clarke and Asimov (travelling library, you rocked!).  Anyway, this novel has an antagonist who is a bit of a Kingpin character, and he's a card-carrying archetypal Huge Black Guy.  Over the course of the story it turns out that every one of his physical traits is ... shall we say chemically enhanced: his physique, his voice, even his skin colour (he is both biggest and blackest, all part of his mystique) is all injectable, and as the SHTF (in space? LEO? Rama?) and he's denied it, he comes apart like an orchid out of the hothouse.  

Damned if I can remember the story or the character, but it's been nagging at me.  Any ideas, O nerds of the Internet?

Profile

andygates: (Default)
andygates

April 2017

S M T W T F S
      1
2345678
9 101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Jul. 22nd, 2017 10:51 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios