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Quantum Moon (Ty Merrick #1)

3.53  ·  Rating details ·  40 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Under the suspicious eyes of the government, Ty must venture into the frozen fringes of a bankrupt society where a mysterious sect called the Opalite keeps its secrets. Where the natural and supernatural collide. Where only a lycanthrope would feel at home...
Paperback, 279 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Ace
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Apr 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Somewhat standard police drama where the current state of politics is as much a character as the detectives trying to solve the murder.
Sometime in the very near future, the world economy has pretty much collapsed, and some type of rebellion has created a world government. There is not much background on this, just things dropped throughout the story. Government officials are fairly corrupt, there are shortages of basic services, and the black market is overrun with voodoo/magic scams. Kind of a
Kimberly [Come Hither Books]
Out of print, not in ebook, and worth finding. I finished this book a few months ago but have been negligent in my reviews lately. I AM going to track down the rest of the series, though it's old.

Great mix of lots of genres I love. It's urban fantasy from before the subgenre exploded, so it doesn't feel as cliched and formulaic as more recent urban fantasy can sometimes feel. The world is fascinating, with natural resources stretched so thin that major plotlines hang on the struggle for energy c
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Shelves: did-not-finish
Quantum Moon's most critical flaw is that it suffers from an identity crisis. It doesn't know if it wants to be urban fantasy, dystopian sci-fi, or speculative detective fiction a la Simon Green's Nightside series or Jim Butcher's Dresden Files. As a result, the reader is left wandering through a rather conventional detective story with splashes of all these genres and no clear idea of what they're reading.

Nonetheless, Vitola is a master of the kind of accessible prose needed for commercial fic
The fascinating background of a future world where your garbage is weighed, you get credit for recycling, your energy usage is measured and controlled, and where everything is reused,recycled, scarce and rationed kept me turning the pages.

The protagonist, detective Ty Merrick, is looking for clues to the identity of a killer, and at the same time is trying to figure out if her "lycanthrope" is magic or neurosis, real or imagined, metaphysical or biological.
Sep 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
A future dystopia where superstition lives and lycanthropy might just be a medical condition. Vitola has created an interesting world. And a criminal justice system that doesn't work quite like now.
Looking forward to the next one.
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Denise has written 12 novels and has been an editor and creative writing teacher for 37 years. Denise was the Editor-in-Chief of the Emporium Gazette, an ezine devoted to the art and craft of writ ing. She served as the Executive Editor for Cool Well Press, Inc. Her short stories have appeared in such magazines as AMAZING STORIES, the best selling anthology, FORGOTTEN REALMS--The Realms of Infamy, ...more
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