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  • Having given in to the fashion of being fitted with a pluggable brain interface, Marid is hooked on his "moddies" almost as much as he is hooked on drugs.

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  • The Budayeen, home to some seriously shady dealings and some equally shady characters, is known for its cheap thrills, prevalent use of drugs and a host of residents who have been modified to accept plug-in personality modules ( "moddies") and temporary knowledge add-on chips ( "daddies").

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  • Hansen is determined to show that he deserves better, by tracking down the moddies his grandfather created and rescued.

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  • But religious or secular, both those who had been genetically altered — the “moddies” — and those that supported them were forced to flee in the face of the persecutions unleashed by The Avatar.

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  • Back on Marcasero, the young Selkie woman Emily, one of the moddies who terrified Chris Keating on the quay, sees him in Landport for the first time in days and tries to apologize.

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  • The moddies and their human helpers had spent the time they were given repairing and modifying them.

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  • It takes little observation for them to realize that there is only one city and that it and the waters near it are swarming with moddies.

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  • The few moddies who got off the planet made it no further than the moon, before commercial passenger travel ceased and the moon declared its independence.

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  • The moddies and the nonmoddies who accompanied them begin to build their new society.

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  • He doesn't use moddies either; against his principles.

    REVIEW: When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger


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  • Short for 'modern studies' a standard grade class in Scottish education.

    June 11, 2009