I went ahead and picked up this book because of the review I read on tor.com
. I've seen the movie a couple of times and I do like it, but the book is better than the movie.
It's not better by a whole lot, so there is no "ZOMG, you've *GOT* to read the book" feeling, but the book is a solid good read. It's dated, it is about the plethora of baby-boomers and the potential population stresses, afterall. But it's a decent read, a fast paced sci-fi thriller with a lot of interesting ideas and vibrant landscape to it.