Scratch Monkey is the 2011 Boskone Book by Boskone’s Guest of Honor Charles Stross. It contains his previously unpublished novel, Scratch Monkey, an essay about writing the novel, and a second essay about a writer's view of publishing. The novel is set in the distant future, when humans have spread through the galaxy, physically and virtually. We are not alone; we have created a race of AIs, the Superbrights, to administer and expand the virtual side of our presence in the Milky Way. Oshi Adjani works for a Superbright, traveling to worlds where her Boss cannot go, and solving the problems he has set her. One success reveals a secret of the Superbrights, so the Boss forces her into one last, deadly mission, with her freedom as her reward for doing the impossible. The full-color dust jacket is by Gregory Manchess, the Boskone 48 Official Artist.
Table of Contents
- Introduction by Roz Kaveney
- Scratch Monkey
- Scratching the Itch
- Common Misconceptions About Publishing
Trade Hardcover ISBN 10: 1-886778-99-X, ISBN 13: 978-1-886778-99-3, Release Date: September 2011 — Available Now!
Hardcover state 1-886778-95-7 [978-1-886778-95-5], $27.00, 800 numbered copies. Out of print!
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