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Thursday, September 11, 2003


A Quantum Murder by Peter F. Hamilton: I broke a tradition by reading a fiction book right after another fiction book. But my collection of unread books is very highly weighted to fiction now. Anyway, this book is another mystery book, although one set around the year 2040. This is the second book in a series of three. So you probably shouldn’t read it without reading Mindstar Rising first, but whatever. Anyway, the book follows ex-military gland-psychic Greg Mandel’s investigation of a bizarre ritualistic killing of a physics professor. The setting is a fairly dystopic England that was pretty much raised by global warming and a decade of totalitarian socialist rule. Things are starting to get back on track, slowly but surely. This book probably fits best into the cyberpunk sub-genre than any other. Anyway, I tend to like Hamilton quite a bit. He has good characters and good pacing. And this book has a decent mystery component to. All-in-all I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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