True Names - Short Review

This is more like it, True Names by Vernor Vinge is a great mix of sci-fi and fantasy.

Technical wizards join forces in cyberspace to oppose the “Great Adversary”. When one of them is compromised and turned in the real world a hunt for the most dangerous of the online personas is launched, leading to a great chase and some nicely described online battled. I’m not doing it justice, just click the above link dammit.

Summary: an enjoyable, expertly paced story that was one of the first to introduce some of the most common themes in modern sci-fi. It has aged surprisingly well and is more than worth a read. 710.