by Pat Cadigan (Published by Bantam Spectra)
Nominated for Best Novel in 1991
Synners are synthesizers – not machines, but people. They take images from the brains of performers, and turn them into a form which can be packaged, sold and consumed. This book is set in a world where new technology spawns new crime before it hits the streets.
In SYNNERS the line between technology and humanity is hopelessly slim; the human mind and the external landscape have fused to the point where any encounter with reality is incidental.
A classic novel from one of the founders and mainstays of the cyberpunk movement.