Just getting started
I couldn't resist the opening of this book - especially the reference to the dissection of literature in high school English classes. Five installments later I'm still having the occasional moment where I need to read something twice to make sense of the futuristic lingo, but I'm really enjoying it nonetheless.
The futuristic technology is woven into the story in a matter-of-fact way - it feels natural because the characters just assume it's there. There's none of that heavy-handed "since this is the FUTURE, we now have THIS REALLY COOL THING that does THIS..." explanatory writing that kills science fiction by constantly reminding you that it IS science fiction.
which technology seems particularly futuristic to you?
Jul 8, 2008 2:29 pm
Hmmm - good point. I guess in large part it really is our current technology, only the jargon has changed. That is, a cellphone/gps/web surfing thing is now just a "comm." And it can be strapped to the users leg to make it easier to type with both hands.
The "counselbot" that advises Art on the legality of the documents from Junta actually seems to work - we haven't gotten quite that far in real life yet.
But you're right; it's not actually all that futuristic. And that's kind of scary. Ha, I can hardly believe we have some of the things we have now.
Jul 8, 2008 3:34 pm