First published in 2001, Mappa Mundi by Justina Robson was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award 2002
…you were a mindless zombie that could be programmed by anyone holding the remote control?
Science says you already are. Your culture, your identity – a patchwork of chance, a storm of ideas; you’re no more real than a voice on the wind. But so far only the winds of chance have controlled you…
That’s about to change.
They’ve made a remote control that can take out and add whatever they want. You won’t have free will, but it’s OK, it will feel the same, you can’t miss what you’ve never had.
Let’s hope whoever gets that controller wants good things for you. But what are the odds?
Mappa Mundi is a Science Fiction thriller that examines the development of a comprehensive mind control technology. A new world order hangs in the balance and everyone who knows of its existence has a stake.