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Noir 2150 by Alex Asper
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Apr 10, 11

bookshelves: mystery, science-fiction
Read in April, 2011

An unusual book. Haiku is a social critic in a dystopian future. Chapters alternate between his commentary / rant articles [giving background and atmosphere] and the action. It's a fascinating world of AIs, robots, aliens, uplifted animals, replicators, nanobots, and much more. And restricted liberties, overly powerful police, corporate control, pollution, etc.

During his 8 years excluded from journalism, he's posted commentaries surreptitiously on the web under a pseudonym. Then he's coerced into taking a job writing his commentaries for a newspaper. Then his boss is murdered and he's a top suspect. He has a few days to find the real killer before he's put away by a security agent with a grudge against him.

This book probably isn't for everyone, but I found it to be a good read with food for thought. That's worth noting as it's from an essentially unknown writer and is being offered for free download online.
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