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The motivation of the mass-murderer--in this case a noted poet--becomes the subject of investigation by an ambitious policewoman, a renegade psychologist, and the murderer's closest friend. Twenty-first century Los Angeles provides the surrealistic setting for a remarkable exploration of human guilt and fears in the latest novel by the author of Blood Music and Eternity (LJ 10/15/88). Bear's blending of high-tech gloss with penetrating insights into human nature results in a complex and challenging speculative vision of the "country of the mind." Highly recommended.
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I stopped reading it after a hundred pages or so. The story wasn't going anywhere and I felt Bear was trying too hard. Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2010 by petitetoilonrouge
I read this book some years ago, and I have come to the conclusion that it is the best book I have ever read. Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by Julian Keogh
One of the best SF books that I have read in a very long time. Bear deals with issues of race, sexuality, gender, body image, justice, and human self awareness in some very complex... Read morePublished on June 8 2003 by dr. b.
I could not get into this book. The characters did not draw me in and hold me. The language was sometimes confusing and you get these + signs that I never quite got. Read morePublished on April 2 2003 by William Black
I am a tremendous fan of Greg Bear, but not this time. This book totally misses the mark. I don't care about anyone.Published on March 2 2003 by mobiusklien
When science fiction is at it's best, it usually is a social commentary of the future. This is such a book and it one of the best commentaries you will find any time soon. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2003 by papaphilly
I really liked this book. Unfortunately, I read it after reading Slant. If you can, read Queen of Angels first, followed by Slant, then Moving Mars. it'll make more sense.Published on March 4 2002 by Steve DeGroof
A rare thing. A science fiction novel that's complex, interesting, entertaining and lots of other good 'ings. Read morePublished on Nov. 10 2001 by jonshade