Briddey’s got the perfect relationship - or so everyone says. Trent is rich and handsome, he’s working on a big project at her telecommunications company, and he has just asked her to get an EED - a new technology implanted into the brain to help couples get closer to each other. But Briddey’s got her hands full. She’s supposed to keep the EED surgery a secret from the runaway office grapevine, not to mention her hysterical and meddling family members. And then another coworker, C.B., won’t stop telling her how bad an idea he thinks it is. Still, she goes through the surgery anyway, only to discover that she feels no connection to Trent at all. In fact, Trent is acting strangely, constantly distracted by his new work project and increasingly frustrated by Briddey’s inability to connect. Then things really start to go wrong, and her first clue is when she hears C.B.’s voice - in her head.
Connie Willis is the most highly awarded writer in science fiction and fantasy, and her new novel Crosstalk is the perfect sendup of our modern obsession with technology and how overwhelmed it’s left us all. A fast-paced romp through romantic comedy, office politics, family drama, and the science (or pseudoscience) of telepathy, Crosstalk will keep you laughing and turning the pages - and thinking about whether all this new technology is quite what it’s cracked up to be. - Michelle (Sunset)