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It is the polluted and gritty future, saved, sort of, by technofixes. Young skydiver Orr Sitka wants no more from life in future Alaska than he already has: a woman he loves and the chance to dive. When he makes a reckless, record-breaking jump that catapults him into celebrity, he’s courted by corporations that want to exploit his talent to make him a sports media star.

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ebook, 336 pages
Published March 15th 2011 by Tor Books
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Mick
The first page was great; the prose was lean but evocative. I felt like I was in hands of great strength that were playing a soft and delicate tune, every word chosen with care. This author had a _vision_. The first fifty pages continued the impression. The world-building is evocative; people clinging to an ecologically ruined world, an extreme version of the connected shut-in experience of the modern internet denizen. The lead is compellingly simple, his relationship with his girlfriend tender ...more
Shara
The premise: ganked from BN.com: It is the polluted and gritty future, saved, sort of, by technofixes. Young skydiver Orr Sitka wants no more from life in future Alaska than he already has: a woman he loves and the chance to dive. When he makes a reckless, record-breaking jump that catapults him into celebrity, he’s courted by corporations that want to exploit his talent to make him a sports media star.

The dangerous jump that wins Orr infamy turns out to be a breaking point for his loving girlfr
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Sdluvingit
Set in the polluted future where virtual reality substitutes for most actual activity Orr Sitka, a young skydiver, finds fame and loses his great love. All he wants is to be able to ride the winds and get his girlfriend back while others have designs on exploiting both. This is an interesting look at the possible world in 50 years with interesting characters and a lot of skydiving; it almost, only almost, makes you want to go jump out of a plane (and that's a good thing).
LordofDorkness
A top notch book. M. M. Buckner is a very skilled author.

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Mary M. Buckner is a hard science fiction author with an M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University. Her first novel, Hyperthought was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick award, and War Surf won the award in 2005.
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