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Tokyo Zero: A Novel Paperback – September 26, 2007
A network of beacons allows ships to travel across the Milky Way at beyond the speed of light. The beacons are built to be robust. They never fail. At least, they aren't supposed to. Learn more
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I did find the writing rather varied though, some awesomely clever written passage and some quite tedious and confusing stuff. There is one section where the POV character is narrating even though he is unconscious. Seriously! Still worth read though.
Marc is able to synthesize a big-think technology near-future with lyrical prose. That said, Tokyo Rose isn't about what the future looks like. Instead, it's about a real and conflicted character. Someone else said it best - think of a Tarantino character in a Gibson-esque Tokyo ruminating on viral memes and the end of times.
That mix is just a blast to read, and I'm looking forward to his next book (where I'm hoping some of the rough edges have been ironed out re: clarity) The Unhappy Planet.
Best of all, it raises the bar for independently published fiction.
The story is smart and engaging, with enough detail to make you feel a part of the action, but enough twists to keep you guessing. Marc Horne is a masterful author who makes the life of a westerner in a Tokyo death cult seem plausible. The ending is great. A unique vision that will leave you to think about where we are headed.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for an enjoyable read.
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The first thing you'll notice about this book is the descriptions. They're magnificent. Nothing is really done in simple nouns and adjectives, it's done with a flourish. Read morePublished on June 24, 2011 by Sila