Thursday, May 3, 2012

Review: Omnitopia Dawn by Diane Duane

It's been a while since I've read anything by Duane, although I've always thought her to be a good author (and, based off of limited contact, a nice person, too).

Her latest offering is the first of a new trilogy, and it's...dangerously close to being cyberpunk. Except that the corporations aren't all evil and the rebels aren't at all good. Her style has not changed that much - it's very transparent and relatively simple. The plot? It might be a little predictable to anyone who knows the genre, but it's well written.

I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone who likes their books deep, with meaningful themes and layers of literary meaning. But it's fun, entertaining and a good, light summer read, especially for geeks and gamers.