From Publishers Weekly
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Reading this novel and you quickly see why Bruce Sterling has the reputation he has. Whether it is the turn of phrase in a single paragraph or the giant macro themes that take... Read morePublished 10 days ago by John M. Baker
it takes a little while to get going, but when it does, it's well worth it.
It's similar to some other works by Sterling, but reading it during the 2016 election cycle... Read more
The writer has a great descriptive capability and made his case, but went on far too long. It felt to me like "stream of consciousness" writing. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Charles
I have to admit that I've read very little cyberpunk - Neuromancer comes to mind - but I generally enjoyed this book. I did find the pace a bit uneven, though. Read morePublished on January 11, 2014 by Nigel R. Guest
A poignant and satirical extrapolation of what America might end up as. Again as with Sterling ..better texture than plot. Really enjoyed it although a bit silly most of the time. Read morePublished on September 3, 2012 by GRINGO
I just finished reading this book and I am still trying to get over it. Shades of The Economist and Miles Vorkosigan. Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by Daniel M. Bensen
I read Sterling's" Distraction" and though it was very clever until I read Walker Percy's "Love in the Ruins" published in 1971. Read morePublished on September 23, 2011 by sadie
I'm not Bruce Sterling's biggest fan, but I am a fan, despite his glaring limitations as a writer. Let's get them out of the way up-front: Bruce Sterling cannot write convincing... Read morePublished on June 27, 2009 by J. Bradley Hicks