A good read for fans of bureaucracy bashing. The author's story-line is reminiscent of the late Robert Heinlein but without the subtlety, though the social lessons are, likewise,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by garret seinen
L. Neil Smith's universe would be a wonderful place to be. It is too bad human nature wouldn't let it actually exist. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gil Knutson
Probability Broach is Smith's first novel. It is the story of a Denver Police Lieutenant Edward William Bear, called Win, who somehow find himself in a different continuum. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2003 by Arthur W. Jordin
Heavy on its political agenda, and more than a little indebted to Phillip Dick and Sam Spade, "The Probability Broach" is entertaining but message-heavy. Read morePublished on Dec 19 2002 by I. Brynjegard-Bialik
This is precisely one of the best books that ever existed, but it is especially important for our time period. Read morePublished on June 7 2002 by Craig M. Rosenblum
Lieutenant Edward W. Bear, of Denver lives in a world where energy reserves are 'dwindling', unlicensed air conditioning could get you in more trouble than hoarding silver and... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2002 by Michael Valdivielso
It was so bad I couldn't finish it. It falls more in the category of fantasy rather than sci-fi in that you're asked to accept the situation at face value without any explaination... Read morePublished on Feb. 10 2002 by Jeff Cross
L. Neil Smith introduces the average man-on-the-street to true American liberty, care of that trustiest of science-fiction plot devices: a parallel universe. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2001 by Peter Vinton, Jr.