Bruce Sterling's Holy Fire is a science fiction novel about an old woman named Mia who has lived a very long and careful life who undergoes an advanced life-extension process to be re-born as a young woman. Her life is suddenly turned upside down and she finds herself in a transient lifestyle, living a dangerous life and reaping the benefits and consequences of adventure and constant problems.
This book is my favorite novel by Sterling because of the main character and the technology used throughout the book. As the story develops the reader begins to feel strong emotion for Mia, caring about her actions and where she is leading her life. Sterling once again proves that science fiction can have incredibly deep characters and dramatic story archs.
Anyone that is interested in science fiction should definitely pick this up, although it is a great story for anyone that loves fiction. A great novel by an excellent author.