I found a copy this book by accident in a hotel lounge and took it with me to finish it !! (and have now sent it back). I enjoyed it so much that I am going to try more of this authors work. This book is a balanced mixture of SciFi/Fantasy with good characters and an imaganative backdrop and story line with an ending that's "as it should be". The main protaganists are an Androne (sort of Android) called Munk and "Jumper" Nilly who come to the rescue of a revived brain, (Mr Charlie), frozen in our century who has been awakened 1000 years later and put to work in a mining operation and who has cried for help. Needless to say the "owners" of the brain are unhappy and the story follows the group as they try and get the brain to Mars to have a body re-grown. This all sounds a bit "geekish" as a story but rest assured it is crafted very well and is well worth the read....enjoy.