Remove the pathetic Libertarian crap.
The entire gabfest regarding the cause of the Spanish-American war. What a load of hooey!
Loved Heinlein as a kid. Guess I just grew up. Too bad he never did.
Reminds me of what happened to Heinlein in his decline. As Cory Doctorow has said a SciFi author's views say more about the times in which they live rather than their view of the future. This book really reflects the Zeitgeist of the period in which it was written. Short easy answers to complex problems and issues. A real disappointment after the first in the series.
If you liked "Altered Carbon" you'll really like this one. The sex was rather graphic and a bit gratuitous but...who cares. I found myself beginning to dislike Kovac as the story progresses but, then again, he is a modern hero with a good side and a evil side. I began to understand him a bit more by the end of the book. The conclusion was more than a little contrived. I call it the "Wayne's World" syndrome. If you remember that awful movie it felt, at the end, that everyone was just sort of tired of doing the movie and it just sort of ended. In that sense, I guess "Woken Furies" is not Morgan's most technically adroit work. It does have more meat than "Market Forces" however. Well worth the time.
Letham's work. I found "Fortress of Solitude" oppressive. "You Don't Love Me Yet" is a great deal of fun. It's a look at a part of today's youth culture I have no contact with so I cannot vouch for its accuracy but it is fun. The "blue noses" won't like it. It's full of sex, drugs and rock & roll with no apologies what so ever. I thoroughly enjoyed the listen.
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