From Elizabeth Bear comes a near-future tale about a woman who was engineered for combat in a world that's running out of time.
Jenny Casey is a former Canadian special forces warrior living on the hellish streets of Hartford, Connecticut, in the year 2062. Her artificially reconstructed body is failing her, but a government scientist from her old life thinks she is perfect for his high-stakes project.
Suddenly Jenny is a pawn in a battle being waged on the Internet, the streets, and in the complex wirings of her man-made nervous system. And she needs to gain control of the game before a brave new future spins completely out of control.
A gritty and painstakingly well-informed peek inside a future we'd all better hope we don't get - Richard Morgan, author of Altered Carbon
A remarkable SF writer who's leaving many of her contemporaries in the dust - SFReviews
Bear proves herself to be one of the most talented writers currently working in the field - Romantic Times
What Bear has done in Hammered is create a world that is all too plausible . . . an unnerving peek into a future humankind would be wise to avoid - SciFi.com
Elizabeth Bear received the Campbell Award as Best New Writer in 2005 and has since won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a selection of which was published as The Chains That You Refuse (2006). She has been immensely prolific since her debut. Her first novel, Hammered (2005), which began the Jenny Casey trilogy set in a post-catastrophe North America, won the Locus Award for Best First Novel.