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  • Posted May 21, 2011

    Future headshock

    The future is full of nasty rich people, but that's about all that is recognizable from this world to Marusek's well-defined world. Highly recommended for people who like Sci Fi full of Big Ideas.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2008

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    If Pynchon Wrote Sci-Fi

    This well-written novel is so thoroughly envisioned by the author that the world it evokes comes to life in a visceral manner. Marusek creates a novel almost as diffuse and as detailed as a Thomas Pynchon novel. The characters are well-drawn. The plot lines - for the most part - run smoothly and merge in the end. The one draw back is the end is a little tight and ordinary (the usual suspenseful denouement). However, a great first attempt and I look forward to his next one - a continuation - in January 2009.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    This is a terrific thought provoking thriller

    In 2134 the Boutique Economy runs the world as the rich and famous can live for centuries thanks to incredible advances in nanotechnology and medicine. No one has to work as intelligent and harmonious mentars and robots perform all tedious tasks. However, in this Utopian society remains one major serpent, fifteen billion earthlings living below the Boutique line and thus undesirable and unwanted................ In that environs, powerful Sammy Harger, who wants to send the masses into space as colonists, and his equally potent significant other financial guru Eleanor Starke adopt a baby from the National Orphanage drawer in Jersey. However, instead of hundreds of years together, an assassin murders Eleanor and her daughter Ellen is dying from wounds received in the same incident. As doctors work to save Ellen, others want her dead or at least control of her cryogenically frozen head as the Starks somewhat believed in helping those below the Boutique line thus making enemies of other members of the rich and powerful who see that as waste.................. This is a frightening futuristic science fiction thriller that extrapolates much of what is happening in technology and in DC to paint a dark world for ninety-nine percent of the populace and a let them eat cake realm for the remainder. The story line is character driven in which even the mentars seem genuine and humans wants more out of life than just drudgery. Readers will ponder what is going on in a realm in which science, money, and politics merge for the benefit of an elite few at the expense of the many. This is a terrific thought provoking thriller that will surely tracked those who borrows or buys the novel by the Patriot Act zealots.............. Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    I don't know where I got a lead to this book.  I've had it a whi

    I don't know where I got a lead to this book.  I've had it a while in inventory.  I is 1500 pages, so I think that's why I didn't start it earlier.  
    I loved it.  Loved it.  It has concepts like Gibson, but I felt Kurt Vonnegut in there too.  It's a wild and crazy ride that left me wanting more.  I
    I'll look for more Marusek!

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    Posted September 3, 2010

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