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Book Review: Freedom (TM)

Author: Daniel Suarez
Publisher: Dutton Adult (January 7, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0525951571
ISBN-13: 978-0525951575


http://www.amazon.com/Freedom-TM-Daniel-Suarez/dp/0525951571

This book is the sequel to 'Daemon' (http://www.amazon.ca/Daemon-Daniel-Suarez/dp/0525951113) and I really enjoyed that book, so I got this one hoping for more of the same. And while I did not get what I expected, I did get a lot more. There are lots of reviews online about this book with discussions about the tech and character development, but for me this is good science-fiction. Good science-fiction takes modern issues and questions and places them in a new context to explore them, and this book does this VERY well. It takes relevant issues and uses a 'near-future' setting to explore them in a great way. There is commentary on copyright, genetic engineering, business practices, etc - and I really do not want to spoil anything but suffice to say the storyline from the first book carries over to the second and the characers grow. It you enjoyed the first book at all - get this one.

Rating: Good SciFi deserves a 5/5