Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Review: Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet by Joseph Robert Lewis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lend with Amazon Prime, one book free per month, this is for January 2015.
While the ending is a bit too clean and cozy, this is a top-notch read.
In the tradition of [a:Cory Doctorow|12581|Cory Doctorow|]'s [b:Little Brother|12361354|Little Brother|Cory Doctorow||939584] and [b:Homeland|12917338|Homeland (Little Brother, #2)|Cory Doctorow||18072409], this is set in a not too distant future, and focuses mainly on the influence the advance of 3d-printing will have, while in the grip of big corporations, even with rampant copying of designs and information somehow restricted in the internet of the USA. While not all is too realistic, due to the focus of one (later two) game changing invention, it is gripping and fast paced.
The main heroine is a good person and I really like her. Little time for romance, and sex only hinted at late in the book.
For me this is a clear 5star, and although it lacks the depth of books of [a:Daniel Suarez|1956402|Daniel Suarez|], fans of that author and of Doctorow should check it out.
And I would really like to see this filmed. As this is neatly concluded, no trilogy or sequel in sight (would pick that up instantly, though).
Highly recommended near future SF.

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