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Equations of Life

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

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    This is an exciting futuristic science fiction

    In the future, globally the world has radically changed, but not for the better. Japan no longer exists and Britain might as well not exist. Most other places are not better off. For instance America the land of the free has turned its back on the Founding Fathers' First Amendment by becoming a theocracy and much of Russia was nuked.

    Ph.D. candidate Samuil Petrovitch lives in the rotting London Metrozone. Though the Russian knows better than to get involved as the only known survivor of the St. Petersburg nuking, he intervenes in an abduction attempt preventing the kidnapping of woman who thanks him saying she is Sonja; daughter of a dangerous person. Alongside of police officer Harry Chain and Madeleine the violent nun, Samuil soon learns what happens to Good Samaritans when he is caught in the crosshairs of a lethal street war between Russian gangsters, an even deadlier business tycoon Yakuza and a new even more lethal Jihad. He muses his problems came about because he broke the first rule of survival of the fittest: don't get involved.

    This is an exciting futuristic science fiction starring an antihero who knows the Equations of Life logically mean stay out of everyone else's life; yet he begins emotionally to comprehend that may be life bit that is not living. Samuil and the cast make for wonderfully dark future although some of the escapades seem a bit over the top of Big Ben, still ticking after all these bombs. Readers will enjoy what happens to the logical man who makes his first illogical decision since before he survived the annihilation of St. Petersburg.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 10, 2013

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    Winner of the 2012 Phillip K. Dick Award...Need I say more?

    Okay maybe I will say little more. This book has been of the best I have picked up in a long time, one of those great series that you run out and buy the rest of the books in the series so that you can immediately start on the second book as soon as the first one comes to an end. Mr. Morden spins a new tale in the varied cyberpunk annuals that is unique yet familiar to the genre, and does it quite well. With a Russian ex-pat who is an abrasive, foul-mouthed, anti-social protagonist who you just got to love as he tries to save the city he loves, and watch as he earns his humanity back as the world around him becomes less than human. With fresh ideas on the cyberpunk backdrop, and enough action, intrigue, and science to satisfy the most discerning of tastes, this is definitely one I would recommend you give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    Definitely a great read

    This was recommended by a friend who listened to them on CD. He collected a new vocabulary of Russian swear words - Education and Entertainment in one package! That didn't come through as clearly in the print version, but the story is still terrific and draws you in.

    I went out and got the next two shortly after reading this one.

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    Posted June 16, 2012

    Great read

    Fun read, but a little shallow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Great books

    Encredibly fun to read one of my favorite series of all time.

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