The Internet Book List - Spread the word

Book Information: Kiln People

Kiln People (2002) [Novel]
by David Brin Rating: Weighted - 7.1 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (6 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: 1 (show them) Review!

Summary :

In a perilous future, disposable duplicate bodies fulfill every citizen's legal and illicit whim. Life as a 24-hour "ditto" is cheap, as Albert Morris knows. A brash investigator with a knack for trouble, he's sent plenty of clay duplicates into deadly peril, then "inloaded" memories from copies that were shot, crushed, drowned...all part of a day's work.

But when Morris tackles a ring of crooks making bootleg copies of a famous actress, he trips into a secret so explosive it incites open warfare on the streets of Dittotown.

Profesor Maharal, a brilliant researcher, has vanished on the verge of a revolutionary breakthrough in the art of people-xeroxing. Maharals daughter thinks he's been kidnapped, and the silvery copy of a mysterious trillionaire offers lavish rewards for lovating Maharal--before awesome power falls into the wrong hands.

To uncover the truth, Morris sends one ditto after another...then his irreplaceable organic self...into a high-tech, nightmare world of "ghosts" and golems where nothing--and no one--is what they seem, memory itself is suspect, and the line between life and death may no longer exist.

Original title: Kiln People
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionMystery and Detectives


  • Known as 'Kil'n People' in the UK

Edition #1: Kiln People

Kiln People (2002)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!

Manifested in:

Kil'n People (2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 1841491527
Dimensions: 4.3 x 7.1 x 1.8 in
Pages: 611

Add to my library

©Steven Jeffery /, 2017
Terms of Use