The Quiet War
Paul McAuley’s Quiet War was a little preachy, and the conclusion was almost as much a hamhanded letdown from the momentum established in the beginning of Stephenson’s Diamond Age, but I still enjoyed it. Several characters are trapped in annoying situations by powerful people who use them, which almost made me feel resentful toward the author, who was really at fault. I like the author’s vision of explicitly engineered ecosystems in space and on earth. I’d read this author again.