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4.0 out of 5 stars The future is behind you, 16 Feb. 2013
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Robert Silverberg is at his most intense in the 70s; his novels and short stories are full of metaphor and simile, sometimes rambling, sometimes painfully concise. His characters agonise their way through their lives, in this case a man gradually realising that he is a puppet to the predetermined future that with the help of a strange and troubled man he is able to have more and more terrifying visions of his and his world's fate.

If not a flawless novel, The Stochastic Man is certainly an interesting one, full of conjecture and angst. A worthwhile read, leaving the reader perplexed and confused but by the end satisfied.

A note on this Kindle version; as with virtually all the Gateway ebooks I've bought, the text is riddled with OCR errors - "own" becomes "pwn", "and" becomes "end" and so on. This is lazy publishing - it seems the publishers have simply scanned the original documents without any proofreading, so that rarely is there a page without an error. Most distracting and annoying! (And please, Gateway, if you're looking for a proofreader, I'm available at very reasonable rates!!)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Stochastic Man, 18 July 2009
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This review is from: The Stochastic Man (GOLLANCZ S.F.) (Paperback)
One of Silverberg's best.

May be a little slow starting but soon grips.

I don't need stochastic techniques to predict that you will enjoy this book.
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