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In this highly readable, futuristic detective novel, a bureaucrat/agent tracks a bush wizard who appears to be using a restricted brand of high technology to work his magic.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
As the planet Miranda slowly drowns under the weight of its own tides, a bureaucrat from the Division of Technology Transfer conducts an investigation into the life of a local celebrity, a "magician" who possesses proscribed technology and whose personal powers hold much of the dying planet in thrall. Swanwick ( Vacuum Flowers, LJ 2/15/87) demonstrates his mastery of understated drama in a novel that brings a surrealistic approach to "hard" sf. Recommended for medium to large libraries.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Here you have a far-future tale which doesn't use Wolfe/Vance medievilism nor shiny hard-SF like A. Reynolds. Read morePublished on July 17 2004
In one tiny little volume, Swanwick takes on technology, alien races, witches, oceans, and the nature of time. Read morePublished on March 6 2002 by frumiousb
This far future cyberpunk detective story is only a thin mask for the underlying speculations on the emptiness of life, existentialism, and mortality. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2001 by kankan