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08 Oct 2005
The Zenith Angle - Bruce Sterling - Del Rey, 2005
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I was over in the USA recently and as usual I took the opportunity to stock up on a few of the SF titles that are unobtainable here. This book is the first of them. It's by Bruce Sterling, a writer equally known for his SF novels and his non-fiction journalistic pieces exploring the wilder shores of techno-geekdom, and is a satirical thriller about a computer genius who is co-opted into working for the US government after 9/11. I thought it would be an interesting and thought-provoking comment on modern America. Sadly, despite some good moments, Sterling's non-fiction concerns appear to have swamped his authorial instincts and as a novel it is less than satisfying.
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