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The Jagged Orbit by John Brunner
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Aug 13, 07

Recommended for: die hard cyberpunk fans
Read in June, 2006

This is a prototype cyberpunk science fiction novel set in a future where racial relations have totally descended into open warfare. Due to rampant paranoia advanced personal armament sales are the most lucrative business on the planet. In addition to racial relations, western religious traditions are breaking down and people are turning to idolatry. And there are drugs that can make some people psychic.

There was a plot, but it was hard to follow, and I have a hard time recalling it.

This book wasn't very good. John Brunner is very inconsistent, even within some of his own books. He has a lot of good ideas, but he does not end up developing them very well in his plots. This book was ok for a mindless read.

I read this book because I really like The Shockwave Rider by the same author.
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