Friday, March 16, 2007

The Killing of Worlds - Scott Westerfeld

Again, the second Succession books changes viewpoint from character to character by chapter, with each explicitly named at the start. That works fairly well.

Westerfeld has also come up with a society that seems politically realistic, although it is clear where your empathy is supposed to lie, with the Captain and the Senator.

As it goes on, the AI become more sympathetic, and the lie at the heart of the political system is revealed, which changes everything.

Quite enjoyable, and he found no need to stretch this out it appears, which is a pleasant change.

3.5 out of 5

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