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 roller coaster of a good thriller * SF Crowsnest * A tense, involving and character-driven read . . . a doozy of a ride * New York Review of Science Fiction * A tightly plotted page-turner. The noir universe [Bear] creates is as hard-edged as the people who inhabit it * SFRevu * 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 * A remarkable SF writer who's leaving many of her contemporaries in the dust * SFReviews * 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 *