Can anyone identify this SF novel?

I don't remember that much about it, except the main character was grown in an orphanage, that was later refered to as an organage, as most of them are basically used by the wealthy to ensure they have available clone parts in case they need them.

The main character is brought to his mother / grandmother / someone's place, who is a big-wig, or in charge of the system, and granted high level access to her computers. (As it turns out, by another of his clones.)

He becomes involved with a princess of some sort who has visions, or 'Satori' from time to time, and, who used them to track him down, erroneously finding his clones at first.

At the end, he's used via conditioned training to assist in a coup, then gets to go settle on a new world.

I want to say that in the author's notes is the phrase 'Yes, Virginia, there Is a super-string theory.'

  • Please include a question. I assume you would like someone to identify this story for you? – rintaun Jun 26 '11 at 3:18

I believe the story you're looking for is Strings by David Duncan.

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    Two for Two; thanks... :) I've been trying to remember the title of that bloody story for years now. – K-H-W Jun 26 '11 at 3:25
  • @Keith Keep 'em coming. I enjoy a good challenge! :) – rintaun Jun 26 '11 at 3:31

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