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In Night Sky Mine, programs are no longer written - they're bred. They've been equipped with replication, attack, and defense code, and they live in the invisible world, preying on and interbreeding with other programs to form new ones. Ista is an apprentice hypothecary, one who harvests and analyzes wild programs, but she knows nothing of her past; at age two, she was the sole survivor of a mineship attack. When she meets two men who are investigating mineship disasters, she has to help them - but in doing so, she involves herself in a dangerous probe of illegal program breeding that could end the net as she knows it.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   virtual reality Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a teen


Spaceship setting:    -   a space station    -   futuristic human freighter/transport A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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