The Long Run (The Continuing Time #2)
Even on well panned riverbeds, one can still find gold. And this is just what I found, via the Goodreads discussion groups, a golden book from the 80s. The Long Run is the 2nd book of the Continuing Time series by Daniel Keys Moran. It's primarily the story of Trent Castanaveras, 2nd generation genetically engineered human, who unlike Carl of the 1st book (Emerald Eyes, an amazing book in its own right) is not a telepath but instead is physically enhanced. Trent is a thief and a (cyber-)Player w...more
It's not the best prose in the world. It's not the tightest story ever written. It's not the best cyber-punk heist novel of all time.
But it's damn good, and it tries hard, and it still kicks ass more than twenty years later.
I've had three paperback copies. I know Moran had some really high quality hard-back versions printed, but I wasn't in time to pick one o ...more
The Long Run is good because Moran can wri ...more
Having just completed a re-read, I find that my previously high regard for this book has diminished over the last 20 odd years. I no longer consider this book to be one of my "all time favori ...more
Genengineered by a geneticist, Trent should have been a telepath like the rest of his extended family. However, lacking the three genes of telepaths, he instead goes on to become one of the planet's best Players (hacker) in the InfoNet (21st century Internet) and premiere thieves years after his telepathic cousins are slaughtered by a world government te ...more
If you haven't found a good book to read, pick this one up.
A little background first. Trent, the main character, is a webplayer and a thief. He is also a genetic mutant. The United Nations is controlled by the Peacekeepers who are headquartered in France. The Leadership of the Peacekeepers, the Peacekeeper Elite are cyborgs.
In a previous novel the Peacekeepers dropped a nuclear bomb on New York City to destroy an enclave of t ...more
On the whole it’s a reasonable action adventure come "heist" tale.
The prose style, choice of view point and pseudo-historic epigrams conspire to sap a fair bit of the tension about how the job is going to go that a "heist" yarn could have. (The fact that I’ve read the books out ...more
The whole book is basically one giant chase scene, from downtown New York City to orbit, to the Moon. All the while our hero, Trent The Thief (mind the capitals) is busy running from the Peace Keeping Force, and determined to steal things. Great scenes and quotes abound.