sarah

Schismatrix

Schismatrix - Bruce Sterling I picked up this book because I couldn't remember it from the first time I had read it, twenty years ago. I needed a bathtub book (one that I wouldn't mind if it fell in the water), and I wanted to decide if I should keep it on my shelf or pass it on. Within the first thirty pages I had dropped all my other books and was secretly heading off to my room to sneak in a few more pages.I loved the way Sterling balanced almost overwhelming creativity with cool, calm, and precise prose. I loved the way he balanced the inhuman stretch of time that the book covers (almost 200 yhears) with unexpected jumps forward in time, which to kept the story fresh and new. It must have been exhausting to write, although it was a delight to read. I understand why Sterling said he never wants to revisit this world, and I guess I better get caught up on what he has been doing since this novel...