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Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling
Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling
This is the type of book which you have to become a part of. You can't hope to read it and understand it. In some cases, I had to stop and reread passages one, two, even three times a piece. But once I dove into the meat of the book, needless to say I was entranced. I could easily see this book embodying the future (or is it vice versa?). I was not turned off by ridiculous technologies or superhuman beings. Instead, this book chooses to reflect upon basic human values, virtues, modes of thought and reason, and instrinsic drives and how they could easily push apart our race and fill us with ambition. The Shapes and the Mechs are beautfully crafted factions, each with real potential and… Read more
A Signal Shattered by Eric S Nylund
A Signal Shattered by Eric S Nylund
4.0 out of 5 stars A medicore follow-up, May 23 2003
If you haven't read A Signal to Noise as this book expands on several ideas and plots setup there. The same complaints I have about the first book, I have about the sequel: the characters remain superhuman in many aspects and although I think this book does it's predecessor justice, I think that Nylund could have done a much better job finishing out the plot line. I, for one, hate open-ended conclusions and this book does just that. And chances are, there won't ever be another book to follow up on this.
Signal To Noise by E Nylund
Signal To Noise by E Nylund
This is one of those books that, as you turn the page, you keep saying to yourself, "no way, this would never happen," and yet you keep reading and reading and reading. I like the way Nylund introduces alien technology but I do not like the way the characters react. First of all, without giving anything away, the characters are way too smart. Seemingly without much trouble, they are able to adapt to and utilize technology that they are barely able to comprehend. At the same time, I think it suffices to say that they are sufficiently inhuman in their reaction to such a great loss. I won't give anything away but let me tell you that if I were in their place, that same loss would… Read more