- Hardcover: 278 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (May 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312930135
- ISBN-13: 978-0312930134
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 76 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,704,389 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Voice of the Whirlwind Hardcover – May, 1987
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Williams's novel Hardwired was a well-written but standard entry in the cyberpunk sweepstakes launched by William Gibson's Neuromancer. This followup, however, is much more interesting and successful. Etienne Steward is the clone ("Steward Beta") of a hero of the Artifact Wars, in which multinational corporations fielded armies to plunder alien ruins. He's been given Steward Alpha's memories minus the last years of the hero's life: the war and its aftermath. Now Steward Beta begins an investigation, tracking down Alpha's wife, friends, enemies and fellow vets to fill in the picture and learn why Alpha was murdered. In particular, Beta probes the war, its horrors, its betrayals and The Powers, the aliens who ended it. Resonances of Vietnam-era moral concerns make this deft updating of the postWorld War II genre of psychological thrillers about amnesiacs one of the best of its kind.
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''Slick and intelligent entertainment. The tension remains high throughout. A taut, satisfying tale of space-age skulduggery.'' --San Francisco Chronicle
''Resonances of Vietnam-era moral concerns make this deft updating of the post-World War II genre of psychological thrillers about amnesiacs one of the best of its kind.'' --Publishers Weekly --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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On the down side, this isn't what I would call military sci-fi, so ignore the cover of a soldier suited up holding a rifle. True there are references (not even flashbacks, really) to a pivotal and horrific war on a planet called Sheol, which plays heavily on plot development. But the story itself is more suspense, the main character playing homicide detective/vigilante while trying to understand his own place in the world. So the pace is a bit slow, punctuated from time to time with some action and I felt like what I ultimately read wasn't what I thought I was buying. That said, the fact that it still gets four stars from me is a testament to an interesting plot and strong execution that harkens back to Heinlein and Niven. Good read and worth it!
I really liked this story and use of Zen and Hagakure were really nice and intelligent choices, but i felt that it was on time to time "hard" to read. This is only reason i gave book only three stars, if text would have flowed "like whirlwind" it would have been strong four stars. On a side note, i didn't know this was part of Hardwired series until i read about, after reading this book, from wikipedia.
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I've read a lot of science fiction in my life, and I found these books to be well worth the time and effort to purchase and read!