I finished this book a couple of weeks ago. It's set in the 35th century on a world called Nulapeiron, where it seems like people are separated into classes by physical levels in their area. Oracles can see into the future and basically rule the world. However, a person called Tom (who lives on one of the lower levels) starts working his way to the top in unexpected ways. He also is privy to technology that helps him understand something called mu-space, which may be the key to bringing down the Oracles.
My impression of it was...strange. I felt the language of the book was hard to grok - I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi that's so far in the future that the technology makes little sense. I personally find it difficult for any author to project that far in the future and make guesses on what humanity will be like. All that said, I found it hard to put the book down. For some reason that I still can't figure out, I really liked this book! There's something about the scope of the book and the themes presented that I ended up enjoying the book. There's two more books in the series and I hope to tackle them in the near future.
* Posted at 04.11.2008 07:34:00 AM CST | Link *