Age of Miracles Mass Market Paperback – Apr 1985
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About the Author
John Brunner (1934-1995) was a prolific British SF writer. He was a winner of the Hugo Award (for Stand on Zanzibar), the British Science Fiction Award and the Prix Apollo.
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Not a bad read. Age of Miracles reaches, in parts, to ground some of it's own wild fantasy material (synaesthesia, multi-dimensional aliens) in a contemporary reality by sacrificing and losing touch with the emotional interactions of the characters. Wouldn't seeing multiple planes (human/extraterrestrial) kinda of confuse you, too?
All in all - it's a gritty post-WWII sci-fi/survival bookwith aliens as zombies.
The characters are believable, corrupt, selfish and violent. As you would expect from
Brunner there is no real hero and society is far from pleasant.
This is a post-apocalyptic world with a difference, world war 3 was caused by alien
intervention and then the aliens showed no further interest in humanity.
The ideas are well developed with good science as well as strong characters.
The pace is excellent and the ending has a few twists to keep you guessing.
Smart and entertaining.