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MultiReal: Resonates With Past Classics

This Sci Fi Weekly review of David Louis Edelman's MultiReal,written by the uber-knowledgeable Paul Di Filippo, (whose group blog Weird Universe just launched, btw), not only gives the book an A grade, but name checks a host of science fiction greats. Di Filippo suggests that MultiReal fits in nicely with the works of such giants as A.E. van Vogt, Robert Heinlein, John Brunner, Frank Herbert, Norman Spinrad, Bruce Sterling, Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow, Greg Egan and Alfred Bester. As he says, "The strongest overall vibe I get is that of Alfred Bester...Bester is much admired verbally, but very few authors really try to emulate him in print—he set the bar so high—and Edelman's success is commensurate with his ambitions."

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