Metal Fatigue

by Sean Williams | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 073225633x Global Overview for this book
Registered by Sugaryfun of Brisbane, Queensland Australia on 1/15/2008
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Sugaryfun from Brisbane, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, January 15, 2008
This book is one of my favourite science fiction novels, by one of my favourite authors. I bought a second copy and I think I will send it on a bookring. It's a 'future-noir thriller' (sort of like Bladerunner) and it was the winner of the 1996 Aurealis Award for best Science Fiction Novel.

From the Cover: "After a deadly nuclear war, the American city of Kennedy wlled itself away from the decline of the USA. Determined to continue as a functioning metropolis, Kennedy stricktly patrolled its boundaries and struggled to maintain the semblence of a modern city. Now, forty years after the end of the war, Kennedy is in crisis- technologies are failing and replacements and repairs are not forthcoming. It is within this atmosphere of slow death that news of a Re-United States of America emerges- and a RUSA which wants Kennedy to rejoin.

But not everyone in Kennedy agrees with reassimilation, and a series of politica assassinations and data thefts begin. As the deadline for union looms, Phil Roads, the investiagtor assigned to solve the killings and robberies, is under presure. He needs to find out who's behind the crimes- and fast."

By the way, if you enjoy this, check out Sean Williams and Shane Dix's scifi trilogy 'Evergence'.

The Bookring list (so far):

RockDg9 (Australia)(international)
Newk (Australia) (intl.)
book-man-8 (Germany) (intl.)
Shimmy-crazy (UK) (intl.)
BooksnBeer (US) (US preferred)

and back to me. :)

Journal Entry 2 by RockDg9 from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia on Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tankyou sugaryfun ... I'll start today!

Journal Entry 3 by RockDg9 from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia on Sunday, February 10, 2008
This was an intriguing storyline. I liked the issues it explored about computer intelligences and AIs. However, I found a lot of the 'political' side to it a bit tedious, especially as these chunks of plot were written in the 3rd person past tense style.

PMing Newk.

Journal Entry 4 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Sunday, March 2, 2008
sorry I have had this book for a few days now. Have been a bit busy...isn't it always the way? Few books on the go...ditto.
I shall try and do it within a month, but please allow me six weeks unless it really catches me.
Thanks all

Journal Entry 5 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Started on this last night...don't get excited as I have a couple of books on the go. Nevertheless I think I am going to enjoy it.

Again thanks and happybookcrossing

Journal Entry 6 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Tuesday, March 11, 2008
An interesting book and I'm glad I read it. Bit long and the writer gets a bit excited at times...do you really "rev up" an electric car? maybe you do.
I also liked the exploration of AI and bio enhancement. I found the characters a bit one dimensional, and found it hard to remember exactly who they were.
Thanks for the read and it will be posted soon..I will make an entry to confirm.
Regards and happy bookcrossing.

Journal Entry 7 by newk from Adelaide, South Australia Australia on Thursday, March 13, 2008
I shall try and brave the 40 degrees C outside and take this to PO today. Will make a note to confirm.

added later...yep sent from Prospect PO

Journal Entry 8 by book-man-8 from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The book just got here - from 40 degrees to 0 degrees... Thanks for the ray and for sending. There is presently some kind of a pile-up on my Mount TBR, so it might take a little bit longer to tackle this one. Thanks for understanding!

Journal Entry 9 by book-man-8 from Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg Germany on Saturday, July 12, 2008
I finally read it! Sorry for the long long delay! It is an interesting sight of a relatively near future, but the plot as such did not hold my attention the whole time. I'll send it on as soon as I get an address. Thanks for your patience and the ray!

RELEASE NOTES:

The book is now off to "Shimmy-crazy". Enjoy!

Journal Entry 11 by Shimmy-crazy from Finchley, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, July 27, 2008
Arrived last week, have one book ahead of it will read it ASAP

Journal Entry 12 by Shimmy-crazy from Finchley, Greater London United Kingdom on Sunday, September 7, 2008
When the PM came d saying I was next on the list for this one I had completely forgotten about it. I hadn't even heard of the book or author before so had no idea what it was about or why I wanted to join, so my expectations were not high. However, I am very glad I did decide to join and that Sugaryfun set up this bookring as I did really enjoy it. It's definately the kind of Sci-fi I appreciate and will keep an eye out for this author in future.

Sent to booksnbeer 08/09/08

Journal Entry 13 by BooksnBeer from Pasadena, Florida USA on Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Received this one today - looks very interesting. I have two books in front of this but, no worries I'm a fast reader.

Journal Entry 14 by BooksnBeer from Pasadena, Florida USA on Tuesday, October 14, 2008
An interesting read. I'm glad I read it - but, I would consider this a "safe" SciFi book. A little long in the middle and the political discussions didn't really hold my attention. I did enjoy the fast paced ending - but, I did get some of who is directing who confused. Also, I agree that the characters were flat - I would have really liked to like Roads more.

This will be on the road - as soon as I get an address.

Journal Entry 15 by Iagegu from Preston, Lancashire United Kingdom on Monday, June 22, 2009
Received as part of the First Sentences Virtual Book Box. Not what I expected from the first sentence. Although if I had been given the first sentence of the prologue I would have avoided it like the plague.

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