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The Electric Church

By Jeff Somers

The Electric Church

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Tags: assassination, cybernetics, cyberpunk, cyborg, science fiction

Started reading:
2010-02-04 21:16:07
Finished reading:
2010-02-09 20:34:57

Review

Rating: 5

Though billed as cyberpunk, this book comes across as more of a dystopia by way of Samuel Delany. I like the grittiness of the setting and the characters. It definitely has a great deal in common with John Shirley’s Eclipse trilogy, though emphasizing the violence. Given that, I wondered why, amid all the gunplay, no one ever chucked a grenade into the whole mess part from a desire, perhaps, to give it a certain Old West aesthetic (which reminded me, in that way, as a variation of the movie Westworld).

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