Both Alex and Janey Unger are two of his most memorable characters; the plot unfolds through their eyes.
I toyed with the idea of giving it 3 stars, but I just didn't like it enough compared to other books that I have given that rating.
It doesn't *always* work, but where it does, he nails it even the second and third order effects of technology, IMO.
I'd give this book 5 stars for atmospherics and setting, but only 2 for plot and story. I had a lot of trouble understanding and identifying with the characters. Read morePublished 2 months ago by SpacemanMike
Sterling plops the reader into the middle of a time and place and it is only by passing conversations or observations that one gradually understands all that has preceded this... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Avid Reader
I was real excited to read this book. I only gave it three stars because it was just average. I expected more. It was just okay.Published 14 months ago by Terry O'Reilly on steriods
If you are as freaked about the strange weather patterns consuming our news cycle this book will make you sit up and wonder, who is whispering in Bruce Sterling's ear. Read morePublished 14 months ago by S Dayton
I admit that this book was much different than I expected, which is partially my fault and partially the publisher (or Amazon's) fault. Read morePublished 15 months ago by David Durtschi
I'm a huge fan of Bruce Sterling, but this book in particular is one of my favorites. Bruce is throwing stuff at the wall to see what sticks here... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ken K
I was shocked to see that this book is 20 years old. The apocalyptic future it portrays is certainly not here, but it's not out of the question either. Read morePublished 21 months ago by R. Bohn
And that's a good thing, IMO.
Recently,tired of reading the same old hackney, formulaic sci-fi, I dug this paperback out of my under-the-bed book box and reread it. Read more
The year is 2030, and the world is in a state of political, economic, social and environmental chaos. Things have literally fallen apart. Read morePublished on September 7, 2007 by Amazon Customer