Julian Comstock

Posted: January 5, 2011 in books, Braak
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Here’s a review over at Black Gate that I did for a book called Julian Comstock.  I actually wrote it a while ago, and the book had come out even before that, but it never ended up going to print.  So, now you can read it.

Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd Century America is not your typical story of a futuristic dystopian United States. There are no mutant cannibals, no hidden super-technologies, no weird psychics or alien visitations. Even “dystopian” isn’t quite right; Robert Charles Wilson’s 22nd century America has its problems, yes, but it is arguably not any more dystopian than any other civilization that crawled its way to the top of the heap in the last two thousand years. The story takes place after the End of Oil, a hotly-debated potential real-world crisis that, in this case, has caused America to revert to a feudal nation with Victorian values and technology.

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