Holy Fire (novel)

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Holy Fire
Holy Fire (novel).jpg
First edition (UK)
AuthorBruce Sterling
Cover artistHolly Warburton
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherOrion (UK)
Bantam Books (US)
Publication date
June 1996 (UK)
Sept 1996 (US)
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Paperback)
813/.54 20
LC ClassPS3569.T3876 H6 1996

Holy Fire is a 1996 science fiction novel by American writer Bruce Sterling. It was nominated for the British Science Fiction Award in 1996,[1] and for both the Hugo and Locus Awards in 1997.[2]

Holy Fire is the story of an old woman who has gained a second youth—in a world in which radical life extension is available through highly intrusive technological means—and who has an ontological transformation as a result.

Charles Stross has recommended it.[3]


  1. ^ "1996 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-08-05.
  2. ^ "1997 Award Winners & Nominees". Worlds Without End. Retrieved 2009-08-05.
  3. ^ "comment by Charles Stross on his personal blog". 13 years old and unjustly overlooked, this ought to be one of the classics of medium-future extrapolation.

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