Review of 'The Web: 2027'

The Web: 2027 by Stephen Baxter

Well, despite the list of authors including Stephen Baxter and Peter F. Hamilton, this anthology did not appeal to me at all. Instead of going into perhaps any of the socio-economic or practical uses of the Web in 2027 this series of stories (one by each other) focused on perhape the more fantastic use of virtual reality gaming. I found Baxter not really up to scratch with his frivolous and silly “Gulliverzone” story though perhaps Hamilton redeemed the whole lot of them with his “Lightstorm” though just barely. The reading is very light and the stories match in terms of subject matter and character development. If you are looking for a no-brainer, perhaps this is for you.

Rating: “Not great, but not the worse”

Genre: Science Fiction

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