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Critical Mass, Sensational “MultiReal” Review

Don D’Ammassa, science fiction reviewer par excellence, has given MultiReal an excellent review over at the Critical Mass website. Here’s what D’Ammassa has to say, in a review which I hope he doesn’t mind I’m quoting in full. For those too lazy or pressed for time to read the whole thing, I’ve helpfully bolded the part that makes me look good. (Though admittedly, in this font the boldface doesn’t stand out much. C’mon, read the whole review, you know you want to.)

\'MultiReal\' Book CoverThe sequel to Infoquake builds on the setting and situations established in that novel. It’s a couple of centuries from now and technology has become smaller and more personal, including nanotechnology implanted directly into the human body. As with all new technologies, the uses to which it is put are not necessarily those which were originally foreseen. The protagonist, Natch, has made a breakthrough that could potentially change the world, and he’s been fighting a battle against organizations that sort of blend government and private industry and which seek to control the shape of the future. Although he foiled the opposition in the first book, thanks to some very unusual strategies, his enemies aren’t about to let things go that easily. Since they cannot crush him openly, they opt for a clandestine operation to undermine the company Natch controls from within. The stakes are more than just the financial rewards possible. There is a possibility that the human race could experience a form of freedom previously impossible, but also the chance that they could fall under a tyranny more insidious and irresistible than ever. I suppose you could call this cyberpunk because it’s very much about the interface between people and technology, but it’s also a very perceptive speculative look at how the human potential might be enhanced, or crippled, by its own creations. I look forward to the third book in the trilogy.

As a reminder: MultiReal will be hitting the stores in late July. (In the meantime, you can pre-order on Amazon.)

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  1. David J. Williams on June 9, 2008 at 4:38 pm  Chain link

    nice one!

  2. Bob on December 21, 2008 at 1:31 pm  Chain link

    i dont like Don D’Ammassa reveiws….i saw ur darren shan reveiws and u didnt even read the book right, you said bec was a boy on ur reveiw so obviously u didnt read the book right, read it right or dont put a reveiw on it…P.S. u suk!

  3. David Louis Edelman on December 21, 2008 at 9:23 pm  Chain link

    Well, Don, appears like you are on the outs with the 3rd grade moron crowd.

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