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Queen City Jazz

Ben (August 13th, 2002, 7:53 pm)

Has anyone read it? I'm in the middle -- checked it out from the library -- and it's very cool, extremely cool. Nanotech to the extreme, as I might say if this were 1991. There's a mixture of low-tech human relations and hi-tech technology -- technology so hi-tech it seems like magic, in the Clarkian mold.

As I was going along it occured to me that I'd actually read about the book before, in Brian Aldiss's Trillian Year Spree (a book about science fiction as a genre that I read in 11th grade for a project). Aldiss -- the great and prolific Aldiss -- didn't like it. I think he completely missed the point.

Anyway. Opinions?


Ben (August 13th, 2002, 7:59 pm)

You can read the first chapter online, here.

sounds impressive

Narainsbrain (August 14th, 2002, 2:32 am)

tech-magic and human relations... one great combination. i'll have to go and read it.

sounds impressive

Wanderer (August 14th, 2002, 9:08 pm)

Cool, that sounds like something i'd like. One problem though, this small town library is definatly not going to have it (otherwise i would've probably allready read it).

sounds impressive

Eldritch (August 15th, 2002, 12:40 am)

I NEED A GOOD LIBRARY! Stupid country!!!!!!!


cruise (August 15th, 2002, 1:07 pm)

Mixed feelings about the opening chapter. I'm not so keen on the style, and it /seems/ to be the kind of sci-fi I don't enjoy, the sprinkle-everything-with-weird-terms-and-stuff-and-don't-explain-yourself type.

But then, it could all be made clear later on. The "Star Fraction" started out like that, but turned into a damn fine book, so I'd have to read the rest to form a full impression.

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