Penenberg tries very hard to hip this up, with ingenious play of language, exotic environs, high-tech gadgets, and almost, dare say, virtually, succeeds. Unquestionably, the trip to the author's endpiece is entertaining, inventive, unpredictable, and makes one wish to stay in that idyll for just a while longer, but alas, eventually, it is time to wrap things up, and there finds ...
Penenberg's writing reminds me of the science fiction writer Samuel R. Delany in the way he makes up words and phra...more
This was an interesting idea. Set ...more
I'm all for exploring a dysfunctional dystopian future, but this one didn't capture me like others have. I finished it, but kinda wish I hadn't wasted my time. I wasn't a fan of the main character - even when in the middle of a war he felt cut off from everything, like he was viewing life from behind a panel of glass
There's a lot of technology thrown about and a good puzzle. I wouldn't want to live in True's world but I enjoyed visiting the dystopian future.