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Literature / Islands in the Net

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Islands in the Net is a political science-fiction novel by Bruce Sterling, published in 1988.

The story is first set in 2023, Galveston, Texas. It follows the adventure of Laura Webster, a Public Relations worker for a global corporation Rizome. She tends a lodge along with her husband, Davis, with whom she has a 3 month old daughter, Loretta.

Her plight begins when one of the representatives of a data haven, Winston Stubbs, gets assassinated during a major conference between two other data haven representatives and Rizome in her lodge. Her company decides to send her and her family to Grenada, home of one of the data havens, and solve the problem diplomatically.

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