View Full Version : Book Review: 'The Web 2028'

25-11-2001, 10:23:56
Title: 'The Web 2028'
Authors: Stephen Baxter, Ken Macleod, James Lovegrove, Maggie Furey, Pat Cadigan, Eric Brown
First published: 1999
Genre: Science Fiction
ISBN: 1-85798-970-1
Amazon (UK) listing (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1857988701/qid%3D1006682861/026-9190547-5528447)
bol.com review (http://www.uk.bol.com/cec/cstage?eccookie=&ecaction=bolprditmview&template=bolproductview.uk.htm&PrdId=502296879&WorkId=&search_click=Y)
Rating: 5/10

See Counterglow article (http://www.counterglow.net/article.php?id=theweb2028).

25-11-2001, 11:41:35
Sounds like the kind of thing I could have been interested in if I hadn't read that. Thanks.

Incedently there's no reason why, if you do any reviews in the future, we shouldn't put them up as articles. We haven't got anything in the fiction section as yet.

25-11-2001, 12:00:03
I've submitted it now, Mike. I just never thought.

25-11-2001, 13:13:34

26-11-2001, 09:48:03
ok, its up! http://www.counterglow.net/article.php?id=theweb2028

(you should remove it from this thread! ;))

Resource Consumer
26-11-2001, 16:36:00
I wonder what Noisy rreally means by "in an adult book".?;)

Is that like an adult film?

26-11-2001, 20:13:12
I chose those words for exactly that reason, RC. The friend of the paraplegic lad is a thirteen year old girl: she takes to wearing the glove and goggles VR kit - with attached camera and audio pickups - all the time, so that the lad can attend school and interact with his friends as he did before his accident. There is one reference to cutting the video feed and leaving audio only, but the mind tends to boggle a bit ... There seemed to be a lot of instances in all the stories where the consequences hadn't been followed through, and left more questions than were answered, as I said in my review.

Resource Consumer
26-11-2001, 21:04:38
I wondered about the implication and whether or not you were being your highly cynical self.:)

26-11-2001, 23:43:15
Cynical? Moi?