Sunday, April 29, 2007

Tea from an Empty Cup by Pat Cadigan


"'How can you drink tea from an empty cup?' That ancient Zen riddle holds the key to a baffling mystery: a young man found with his throat slashed while locked alone in a virtual reality parlor. The secret of this enigmatic death lies in an apocalyptic cyberspace shadow-world where nothing is certain, and even one's own identity can change in an instant."

My thoughts:

This is the first book in the Artificial Reality Division series. I have already read the sequel, Dervish is Digital, which I liked better than this one. While this was a good cyberpunk sf-mystery, complete with questions of online identity and full body-suit sensations, it wasn't the easiest plot to follow. I did like how it set up Dore Konstantin as the head of the new Artificial Reality Division.

Date read: 4/18/2007
Book #: 34
Rating: 3* = good
Series: Artificial Reality Division #1
Genre: SF

ISBN-10: 0812541979
ISBN-13: 978-0812541977
Publisher: Tor
Year: 1999
# of pages: 256
Binding: Paperback

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