Hope Station was a glittering wonder of ingenuity and promise. The first continuously inhabited commercial space station; it was a tourist destination and the dream of lifelong friends Rem Kang and Sanjay Shu. The nightmare of the Hope Station Riot, as it was dubbed on the satellite networks, destroyed them both, driving them into hiding. Seven years later, caught up in a political conspiracy, Rem is blackmailed into an interplanetary hunt for the fugitive Sanjay.
Ann-Mar was perfect and plastic, a lurid technological wonder, a one-of-a-kind sex doll crafted in the image of twentieth-century cinematic beauty, Ann Margaret. After Rem discovers her abandoned and forgotten in a junk shop, she becomes the mysterious link in an intricate puzzle of politics, power and betrayal.
With relentless suspense and rich dialogue, Fake Plastic Love is a lean science fiction thriller, ingenious in its unflinching examination of guilt and sex, interwoven into a subtle and plausible vision of the future.