|Author||Walter Jon Williams|
|Genre||Science fiction novel|
|Publisher||Night Shade Books|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
The Orbital Corporations now control the world. In the ruins of an America ravaged by the Rock War, ex-fighter pilot Cowboy, who can be "hardwired" via skull sockets directly to his ride, has become a panzerboy, a hi-tech smuggler riding armored hovertanks through the balkanized countryside.
He teams up with Sarah, another tough-as-nails gun-for-hire, to make a last stab at independence from the rapacious Orbitals. They gather an unlikely gang of misfits for a ride that will take them to the edge of the atmosphere.
HardWired is part of a series which includes:
In other media
R. Talsorian Games, with Williams' assistance, published a sourcebook for Hardwired for their Cyberpunk role-playing game, which further expanded many of the concepts and the world setting of the novel. Williams had a previous relationship with creator Mike Pondsmith and R. Talsorian Games, playtesting the original Cyberpunk game system.
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