'Australia, many years in the future is a place of darkness, overpopulation and environmental degradation. It has a rigidly stratified society controlled by supercomputers called Artifical Intelligences. Caliban, a streetperson and petty thief is given the chance to create a new life for himself. Drawn into a complex game run by the Artificial Intelligences, Caliban suddenly discovers that he is not only fighting for his identity, but for his life ...'
(Source: Back cover)