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To Hold Infinity

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Against a seething backdrop of social unrest and corruption, a young woman finds herself in a desperate bid to clear her son's name, a struggle that brings her into direct conflict with a malevolent force.
Paperback, 560 pages
Published April 2nd 1998 by Bantam
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May 11, 2014 Raj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, space-opera
I'd never read John Meaney until he was guest of honour at Satellite 4 (the 2014 Eastercon), where I attended a few panels/talks/interview that he did and was very impressed with the man. I found several of his books, including this one (which he very kindly signed for me in the bar, later), cheap in the dealers' room and it was the first out of the (newly enlarged) book pile after the con.

This was quite a fun space opera, with interesting stuff about transhumanism and what augmentation means, e
Sep 22, 2015 Simon rated it liked it
I read this because I had met John Meaney at the 2014 Eastercon in Glasgow where he was Guest of Honour and liked his personal style. I have put off actually getting a copy of one of his books because I didn't want to be disappointed in books which may not measure up to the man. In fact this is a excellent first novel which goes into detail (in some minor places perhaps too much) of what trans-humanism may be like and how it would impact against the existing base humans in a transhuman lead soci ...more
Dec 19, 2009 Quinn rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
John Meaney creates a spectacular technical world of Fulgor where humans are "upraised" to interface with machines and each other. However the "upraise" is limited to those of a higher class strata, leaving the world rife with class struggle. This is the backdrop for the two protagonists, Yoshiko and her adult son Tetsuo, off-worlders trying to navigate this new society while working through their own personal crisis and trying to catch an "upraised" serial killer. This book is filled with techn ...more
Jul 31, 2010 Ryun rated it liked it
I’m always excited to get a new book from Pyr, because as of yet, they haven’t let me down. I’ve stumbled up against a couple of books lately that have utterly failed BOOKGASM’s 100-page test – that is, I made myself read the first 100 pages, but the quality just wasn’t there. John Meaney’s TO HOLD INFINITY – originally published overseas in the late ’90s – is the antithesis of this.

Once you get past the fairly horrible cover (more on that later), TO HOLD INFINITY is an snapshot of a stunningly
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Sep 20, 2014 Nikki Balzer rated it really liked it
while in struggled to grasp some of the ideas initially, I found it hard to put this book down. I hope there is another one in this series.
Feb 10, 2016 Paul rated it it was ok
Boring science fiction. About the mother of a computer programmer on another world who has gone missing. Lots of head implants and bad XML-like code fragments.
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