Counting Heads

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Counting Heads
First edition
Author David Marusek
Cover artist Chris Moore
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Tor Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 336
ISBN 0-7653-1267-0
OCLC 58043015
813/.6 22
LC Class PS3613.A788 C68 2005
Followed by 'Mind Over Ship'

Counting Heads is a science fiction novel by David Marusek, published in 2005 by Tor Books.

Counting Heads is an expansion of Marusek's 1995 short story "We Were Out of Our Minds with Joy", which serves as the first chapter of Counting Heads (with minor revisions from its original rendition as a short story).

Mind Over Ship, a sequel to Counting Heads, was released on January 20, 2009.[1]


The extended story from We Were Out of Our Minds with Joy, happening in 2092-4, occupies the first part of the novel. The other two parts are set 40 years later, in 2134.

Though the novel is a murder/espionage mystery, the main thrust is the evocation of a world in which the individual is essentially obsolete due to automation.


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