Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Polystom - Adam Roberts

A young member of the upper classes in a solar system that is only separated by some thousands of miles, and has atmosphere throughout is encouraged to marry.

It doesn't end well, and his uncle is then murdered, leaving him alone and in charge. On finding his uncle's scientific involvement in computer science led him into military work, Polystom decides to join the war on Mudworld and command a platoon.

What he finds there, in the way of computer science literally shakes his faith in reality.

A little reminiscent of [The Miocnene Arrow], but a lot simpler.

3.5 out of 5

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