|Author||Walter Jon Williams|
|Cover artist||Luis Royo|
|Publisher||Night Shade Books|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover & Paperback)|
The Orbital Corporations won the war, and now they control America. Cowboy, one of the protagonists, is a smuggler who can control an armored hovertank using a neural interface. The other protagonist, Sarah, is a mercenary assassin; she and Cowboy end up teaming up to fight the Orbitals.
HardWired is part of a series which includes:
R. Talsorian Games, with Williams' assistance, published Hardwired: The Sourcebook for their Cyberpunk role-playing game, which further expanded many of the concepts and the world setting of the novel. Williams had a previous relationship with creator Mike Pondsmith and R. Talsorian Games, playtesting the original Cyberpunk game system.