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The Multiplex Man

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  • Posted December 6, 2012

    I find that most of the objections to this book are coming from

    I find that most of the objections to this book are coming from those with a strong environmentalist or pro-total-government-control bent. This is actually a great novel - it won the Prometheus award - and it has less to do with "preaching libertarianism" than with just being a great sci-fi novel, in the tradition of 1986, Big Brother, etc. This book will totally blow your mind if your mind is not shut to anything that vaguely suggests total government control of our lives may not be a good thing.

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  • Posted October 10, 2011

    Excellent Story, though slightly dated now

    James P. Hogan writes Science Fiction, as distinguished from Science Fantasy. His books take place just a little bit into the future, and they're based on real science. The result is an eerie experience where you look around and read the paper, and see the path he's leading you down. He's telling you the end of your own story - or at least one way it might turn out.

    This is especially true of The Multiplex Man, an intriguing Sci Fi thriller set in the not too distant future, where the crushing policies of Green Politics has crippled the economies of the US and Europe, and made the vast Pan-Asian continent into the new frontier. The setting is especially troubling because the book was written in 1992, and as such seems oddly prescient.

    This isn't a story about politics, though; it's a good old-fashioned mystery. School teacher Richard Jarrow wakes up in an Atlanta hotel room with no recollection of how he got there. The clothes aren't his, the name in the wallet isn't his, and the two guns in the briefcase are most definitely not his. And his last memory - what should be just a moment ago - is over 6 months old.

    While many of the predictions do seem god-like, the misses are just as glaring (still using physical media for music, seriously?). As such, it does have a certain dated quality to it.

    And also, unfortunately, the core of the story has since been done on television. That said, the last act is a stunning twist that made the whole read worthwhile. And the ending was as satisfying as any book I've read this year.

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    Posted January 2, 2012

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