Sticking with the sci-fi / speculative fiction type stuff, Scott’s choice follows hard on the heels of last month’s “Star Maker”. That one had us reeling from the weightiness of both its subject matter and heavy-handed textbook-styled narrative. This one – though I’m only 20 or so pages in – is a breeze of a read in comparison. Ease though, is not necessarily what we’re looking for here. Ultimately, it’s about the story and what we can get out of it.
This book hints at themes that will likely have us hearkening back to the club’s early days of William Gibson’s “Neuromancer” (for those few who were around at that time anyway), another book of book ideas and enormous cultural influence.
I wasn’t the biggest SF guy before we got this Liquorature gig going, but I’ve come around a bit, and must concede there are few genres that provide as much discussion fodder.
Looking forward to meeting for this one.