Roger Kean's Reviews > Another World

Another World by Gordon Houghton
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
5600418
's review

really liked it

A mesmerising, social-psychological science-fiction, page-turner which begins in a mental chaos of cross-purpose imagery. Pretty soon, however, sense begins to emerge from the three major narrative strands but connectivity only brings more enigmas. The wit is dry, but humour is not as high on the menu as violence, whether the indifference of the giant Corps which govern the solar system and swat individuals like irritating flies, or the visceral struggle of men driven beyond reason. Houghton's is a novel of ideas—a rarity these days—and at heart an investigation into the nature of humanity and artificial intelligence, and where the border between the two forms of sentience meet. An intriguing and absorbing science-fiction thriller.
flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Another World.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

Finished Reading
July 23, 2012 – Shelved

No comments have been added yet.