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That really became irritating by about page 270.
Greg Bear is often a great writer, with wondrous concepts and sweeping societal themes that only science fiction seems able to handle so well.
Far too many different character plot lines at the start, and none of those characters are really that interesting.
"Slant" is a decent read for a sci-fi fan. Apparently it's a sequel to another book, but you don't have to read any other books to get the gist of "Slant. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rachel
Greg Bear introduced me to sci-fi beyond the Star Wars extended universe. I enjoyed seeing a futuristic vision of Seattle, and Bear's anticipation of future civilization is... Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by Jillian Igarashi
Loved the book, good sci-fi. Looks like the Americans didn't like the sex part of the book, I thought they were context appropriate and not sexy, illustrating that Nanotech was... Read morePublished on December 8, 2012 by Kindle Reader
I finished this book recently (2012) after my first indulgence into it some 15 years ago.
I remember then how I felt about this book - and really, my opinion hasn't... Read more
SLANT is well written and has lots of cool futuristic lingo (which takes forever to figure out!), plus an ensemble cast of characters (whom I constantly had to try and remember... Read morePublished on February 12, 2012 by AuthorRyanSchneider
This book was more like some teenagers perverted dream than an interesting story. Far too many different character plot lines at the start, and none of those characters are really... Read morePublished on July 24, 2011 by Thomas Testa
A mental illness is showing its head in various parts of the world. The therapied model citizens are breaking up. What is behind this uprising of mental plague? Read morePublished on July 7, 2010 by Jari Aalto
I can say that I have read every single Greg Bear novel he has written up to the point of of Slant. So, reading Slant was a capstone in the bibliography of Bear. Read morePublished on January 18, 2009 by 2theD
Short version: my first exposure to Greg Bear; seemed a bit tedious (the pacing seemed a bit off -- like in fits and starts); the climax/wrap-up went well but seemed to start too... Read morePublished on February 1, 2008 by R. Friesel Jr.