Monday, January 26, 2009

The Stone Canal - Ken MacLeod

Like others in this series, it alternates viewpoints between the existence of characters in a reasonably temporary time and politics and activism.

Then there's the posthuman future history, with a spaceship, a wormhole, and a Jovian civilisation of uploaded people.

The main character awakens here with little memory, and the rest of the story traces him remembering, finding out where his mind has been stored and other people he knew, and what is going on.

Also the friend who killed him.

Not enough time is spent I think on the more interesting future society, and too much on the mundane chatting up in pubs.

3.5 out of 5

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