Post-modern to the nth degree, fermenting genre references and massive conceptual detail into data overload, Appleseed
reconfigures the distant future through a century of science-fictional preconceptions and techo-pagan fantasy. Throwing the Stinky Meat Brain reader into a spaced-opera populated by exceptionally alien ETs, where not just the technology but the biology is future-shockingly outré where an AI interfaced humanity has been reduced to a nihilistic vulgar hedonism, Appleseed
is a phantasmasgoriacal tuned-in, switched-on, tripped-out and hung-over epic in the spirit of the 60s brave New Worlds
of New Wave SF; imagine Aldiss, Delany and Moorcock rewriting The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
novels as forensically graphic anti-erotic hard(core) SF.
In wired prose, Clute even dissects the online zeitgeist
Most of the data streams displayed the Insort Geront logo, the fiery three-snake caduceus, the marque of the vastest of the godzillas--an ancient Human Earth term for any corporation, whether snail or trad dot.com or seeded nous cube, which having gone rogue was no longer subject to the rule of law of any individual state or planet or system
Whether this is pretentious adolescent obscenity, a synaesthetic masterpiece which redefines the genre, or a honker of a shaggy dog story is a debate primed to run for years.--Gary S. Dalkin
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
'A triumph ... surely the most original and one of the most entertaining novels of the year ... goes beyond most space opera in stylistic inventiveness, wit and sheer joie de vivre' TLS 'intoxicating...remarkable' NEIL GAIMAN 'Exuberant, witty, sexy, satirical...every word is a special effects firecracker' STEPHEN BAXTER 'A glorious explosion of language and thought' JOE HALDEMAN 'A comprehensive re-imagining of space opera - not to say space - for the 21st century' M.JOHN HARRISON