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By Mo Brien on 06-03-11
Fun political science fiction
This thriller from the early 80's plops you down in a near future LA development with incredibly low crime, responsive government, and community togetherness. It's a paradise for engineering geeks and a good place to raise a family. Unfortunately, not everybody likes how they've gone about it.
This is one of the few utopian books I've ever enjoyed wholeheartedly. Rereading it all these years later, I'm not quite as thrilled by its libertarian vision, but it's amazing to see how many trends of modern life Niven and Pournelle predicted correctly. (For better or worse.) The fast-moving story still works, too, and most of the science fiction we haven't caught up with. Contains some sex and violence, as thrillers often do.
I think you'll enjoy your trip to Todos Santos. I know I did.
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By Chris on 13-06-15
Even better listening than reading.
Makes you really think about the future. Well told story
1 of 1 people found this review helpful