In 2030, bopper robots in their lunar refuge have found a way to infuse DNA wetware with their own software code. The result is a new lifeform: the meatbop. Fair is fair, after all. Humans built the boppers, now bops are building humans - sort of. It's all part of an insidious plot that's about to ensnare Della Taze - who doesn't think she killed her lover while in drug-induced ecstasy - but isn't sure. And it's certainly catastrophic enough to call Cobb Anderson - the pheezer who started it all - out of cold-storage heaven.