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Posted September 26, 2012
I didn't really know what to expect when I bought this book, but by the first couple of pages I was hooked. I like good mystery novels and I like science fiction but rarely do I see them together. I don't expect it to top the best seller list or anything but it's definitely entertaining. It feels a lot like a Raymond Chandler novel (though sadly without Chandler's awe inspiring eloquence). The story is told through the perspective of New Angeles Police Department's Captain of Detectives, Captain Harrison. He has to investigate a murder (aren't they all) and follow the conspiratorial threads where they lead. Along the way he paints a picture of future Earth for us as a cyberpunk wonderland where computers are everywhere and anyone can buy a ticket to space via a giant space elevator called The Beanstalk. I enjoyed reading it and hope you do too.
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Posted September 2, 2012
Posted June 1, 2012
I haven't read any sci-fi books lately because nothing has really piqued my interest. But, I love Fantasy Flight's board game 'Android'. This book takes place in that setting. The book has some really good characters. The main ones are pretty fleshed out. There is some really cool settings. The science in the book isn't too hard to fallow. There are some predictable parts in the book, but that is in most books. I wouldn't say the book is really 'hard' sci-fi. If you're looking for a decent sci-fi read, and/or enjoy the Android setting, pick the book up.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.