Results of the Philip K. Dick Award in the year 1988.
In 2030, bopper robots in their lunar refuge have founds a way to infuse DNA wetware with their own software code. The result is a new lifeform: the meatbop. Fair is fair, after all. Humans built the boppers, now bops are building humans…sort of. Its all part of an insidious plot thats about to ensnare Della Taze—who doesnt think she killed her lover while in drug-induced ecstasy…but isnt sure. And its certainly catastrophic enough to call Cobb Anderson—the pheezer who started it all—out of cold-storage heaven.
An anthropologist stumbles across a stunning secret that will put the very definition of humanity suddenly in doubt. Are the bones buried there the remains of humans, or apes—or something else? The answer will turn her life, and the world, upsidedown.