Book Reviews of Holy Fire

Holy Fire
Holy Fire
Author: Bruce Sterling
ISBN-13: 9780553575491
ISBN-10: 055357549X
Publication Date: 10/1/1997
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Spectra
Book Type: Paperback
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I've kinda always regarded Bruce Sterling as something of a wanna-be William Gibson, and I *do* like Gibson's stuff better - but this is a pretty good cyberpunk book.
Mia Ziemann, a careful, cautious and rather stuffy old woman in a future mainly controlled by the old, signs up for an experimental rejuvenation treatment which not only gives her the appearance of a gorgeous 20-year-old, but causes a radical personality shift as well... soon she's running away from her medical staff, and making her way through a kaleidoscope of radical friends and lovers - the disillusioned, the disenfranchised, artists and hoodlums, anarchists and junkies....

The book manages to both incorporate a host of hilarious details, and meditate seriously on issues of youth vs. age, power vs. the lack thereof, and the nature of true artistic inspiration....
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I loved this book!