Vacuum Flowers - Michael Swanwick A Persona Bum decides she likes the new personality she just uploaded to her brain so much that she decides to keep it. Unfortunately the corporation that owns the rights isn't too pleased and from there on in we follow Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark (or is it Eucrasia?) on her adventures across a solar system populated by bizarre societies transformed by the inovation of wetware technology and the loss of earth to a hivemind decades before. On the way we get to visit her world as she experiences much of it for the first time. Great 'Grand Tour of the Solar System' book chock full of ideas that scratched that itch for me after I finished _The Ophiuchi Hotline_ and _Schismatrix Plus_...if anyone knows of others books in the same vein, let me know.