If Then

Matthew de Abaitua
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War Machine in Existential Crisis Mode


With a first act that feels like a critique of the idea of fully automated luxury communism, and with the following segments delving into WWI imagery and a full-frontal assault on the war machine, while one of its most consistent themes is the depiction of love, marriage, and possibly mid-life crisis in an alienating political system. One of the most complex and most scifi books I've read all year. Worth the read.