Snow in the Desert by Neal Asher

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Neal Asher's "Snow in the Desert" is not about precipitation.  It’s cyberpunk. Snow is an albino whose testicles are worth a great deal of money in certain quarters. He lives on a desert world called Vatch in the Polity universe. The story concerns those who would have said anatomy in a stasis box versus Snow’s desire to remain anatomically intact. Along the way, he meets a remarkable young woman with a third agenda.

Snow ponders many things as the story progresses.Why is Snow so sought after? Why can’t people just leave him alone? What does the girl really want? Is the desert a metaphor? Neal Asher continues to explore the meaning of “human” in a story well worth reading. It is really a love story.