|Caves of Steel|
Spectra (1991), Mass Market Paperback, 288 pages
|Caves of Steel is interesting because it is a murder mystery set in the future, which at the time this book was written was a novel concept. It also presents an interesting almost-communist view of the future, where individual liberties are surrendered one by one in order to improve economic efficiency in order to support Earth's ever growing population. Implicit in that is the assertion that capitalism is inherently inefficient, but I'll leave that discussion alone.
This book is a really quick read. It took me a day (including actually going to work) to knock it over, which was fun. The book is a good, light read.
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