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Posted February 16, 2003
Not Distracting Enough
As with Sterling's other novels this dances around a series of social and, in this case, political issues that could work on a number of levels if only a bit of anticipation had been created. Unfortunately, at every step that excitement could have developed it was stopped before it could leave the gate ... this mainly is a result of the author inexpertly simply telling the reader action is taking place rather than writing it and letting us discover it for ourselves. The ideas, as always, are tantalizing and unique but are not devloped fully enough to be enjoyed as completely as they could be had the author let them reveal themselves as they unfolded. Sterling is much more at home with the format of the short story -- it is there that his true talent shines as we are given glimpses of what the near and not so near future may have in store for us.
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