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November 21, 2009

Spider's Moon by Lavie Tidhar


Spider's Moon by Lavie Tidhar is published in Futurismic and is the second story of his that I have read, the first being The Shangri-La Affair, which I really enjoyed. I liked Spider's Moon equally, if not more.

The sense of place that Lavie conjures is wonderfully atmospheric, set in Asia and hence lovely and foreign to me. Then layered on top are the cyberpunky elements which are cool and technological. Then on top of that some characters to get involved with and a simple but interesting plot.

Spider's Moon is the story of a business trip to Earth. Well it starts there, read it rather then let me inadequately describe the story.

I liked it a lot.

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Usually don’t do this, but this book deserves a mention. It’s called “Pulse” by Jeremy Robinson. “Imagine a world where soldiers regenerate and continue fighting without pause, where suicide bombers live to strike again and again. This is the dream of Richard Ridley, founder of Manifold Genetics, and he has just discovered the key to eternal life: an ancient artifact buried beneath a Greek-inscribed stone in the Peruvian desert.”