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Mirrored Heavens

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  • Posted March 10, 2010

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    views today through an interesting mirror

    In a world where memories are as likely to be manufactured as real, where "razers" link their heads wirelessly into whatever part of the internet they can find, where electronic counter-measures are hacked by electronically enhanced people, it's not surprising that life get a little confusing.

    Mirrored Heavens is a somewhat confusing book, but intriguing and engrossing. The author uses short clipped sentences to set his scenes, then peoples them with a cast of characters who may or may not be who they think they are, but struggle to function just the same. From the Phoenix Space Elevator, built cooperatively by the United States and the Eurasian Coalition at the end of the cold war, to buried bases on the moon, to Jaguar leaders threatening human sacrifice, a huge and complicated world is created, complete with history, rising tides and economic disaster. It's not our world, but it's a sadly plausible future.

    The author's blend of real-world action and brain-to-computer interface is cleverly done. Characters rush forward, driven by events, distant handlers, and an all-too-human need to find out what's going on. And the final conclusion ties many threads of half-caught mysteries together, leaving the remainder to look at those mirrored heavens and wonder what they hide.

    If those heavens mirror our world, I hope it's a distorted mirror, as I wouldn't like theirs. But I did enjoy the book (as did my husband, who recommended I read it).

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