Doomsday Morning Author:C L Moore Doomsday Morning is brilliant. It's the story of a near-future America that has become a de facto dictatorship under a permanent "President" - who is now getting old, with no clear successor. It's also the story of Rohan, who was once a major movie star but lost everything with his wife's betrayal - and now has a chance to get it all back. It's ... more »the story of a revolution against tyranny. And it's the story of the production of a live touring play.
The characters are sympathetic and three-dimensional, the plot is very exciting, and the writing...Moore clearly transcended the sometimes juvenile writing of her contemporaries. Although this is a true science fiction novel, it has the emotional complexity and depth of the best mainstream novels - a quality which was her specialty. It's also extremely readable. Doomsday Morning is one of the few books I re-read yearly, for sheer pleasure.
Incidentally, it's clear that Moore must have done theater because the stagecraft rings very true. Her portrayal of the future dictatorship of America through control of the media and communication is also quite prescient.« less