Building Harlequin's Moon

By Hal Canary, 2005-10-12 23:53:09 (link)
#books

[cover]I picked up Larry Niven and Brenda Cooper's Building Harlequin's Moon. I'm only a third of the way through it.

Impressions:

  1. It reminds me a bit of the brainstorming I was doing the other week, without the aliens.
  2. It sets up a situation where you can almost understand why people create an abomination: slavery. Until, of cource, the protagonist gets sold down the river.
  3. It also has a theme of a society that has found that it can not safely advance its technology anymore. If the technological singularity exists and is to be feared, then this is a theme we need to think on.

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