4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Excellent, if it's your sort of thing.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Slant (Paperback)
This was the first Greg Bear book I've read since Blood Music, and I loved it.
The first few chapters were quite slow, and it took some time to get into the book, but once you do it's well worth it. Bear did very well in his portrayal of a not too distant but heavily changed future and interlaced it wonderfully with a plot that makes it difficult to put down.
That is, of course, if you can get past the constantly shifting perspectives as he jumps from character to character, and the sometimes obscure Futuristic(TM) language.
Reading Queen of Angels first would probably help getting into the book at the start, but it stands up very well on it's own.