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    The Unincorporated Man

    http://www.theunincorporatedman.com/

    I saw this book last night at BAM, and was wondering if anyone had read it or knew of it? It seems to be considered quite a book. That's the impression I got from the cover blurbs and the above website. I almost bought it, but thought I'd get feedback here, first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldanuumea View Post
    http://www.theunincorporatedman.com/

    I saw this book last night at BAM, and was wondering if anyone had read it or knew of it? It seems to be considered quite a book. That's the impression I got from the cover blurbs and the above website. I almost bought it, but thought I'd get feedback here, first.
    It's very good indeed, especially the first part which is as good a description of an intermediate future both familiar and alien as I've seen recently, but it's pure sf.

    It's also a first book in a series at least based on the ending which brings the main thread of the novel to a closure but opens another thread - my quick thoughts about it are here:

    http://sffworld.com/forums/showthrea...ted#post517506

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    Thanks, suciul......I am encouraged to add it to my collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldanuumea View Post
    Thanks, suciul......I am encouraged to add it to my collection.
    It's good to take a look inside - I have not heard of this one before, but I saw it in store at B&N and I liked it, so I got a copy.

    As mentioned in the sf post linked above I read several more books on this theme and as world building this one was the best by far - the rest were "indies" and it showed in some aspects - on the other hand this one also suffers a bit from the "pop lit, need a hero with a cause and a nasty villain to oppose him/her" plot and that detracted a bit from the enjoyment in the second part.

    It's also sort of political - very pro-capitalist/corporations and later pro-libertarian - stuff, so if you find Heinlein extreme, well Heinlein is tame compared to this one...

    But I liked it quite a lot, so I will check out the presumed sequel.

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    I received my sfbc book club packet today, and this books has its own page! Guess I have no excuses now.

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