The Long Run

The second novel in the Tales of the Continuing Time series, TLR is a masterpiece of the science fiction genre that is difficult to summarize in a few paragraphs.  Moran has done some brilliant technological and political speculation set in the late 21st Century.  His characters are very real and alive, and the writing is rich and fast-paced.  TLR has the most cohesive plot of the three books in the series so far, and if you're a new reader, I actually recommend starting with it rather than Emerald Eyes.

TLR picks up seven years after the massacre of the Castanaveras genies, most of whom were telepaths.  Three children escaped and have been pursued by the UN Peaceforcers, but without success.  Trent lives in what used to be New York, dancing on the Infonet and pulling off heists just below the radar of the authorities.  His routine, if it could be called that, is interrupted by the arrival of Denice, who sparks off a chain of events that forces Trent to make his run.

On his way out of the clutches of the PKF, Trent will tangle with Elite cyborgs, hop spacecraft and space stations, crash on the moon, infiltrate a PKF base, and reach lunar orbit by the most unusual means - but he won't escape until he's made a daring opening move in striking back at the Unification.  Throughout all of this, we get hints at forces operating behind the scenes, and glimpses of things to come.  TLR stands on its own, but is very much a part of a larger tale.

This entry was published Sun Sep 25 14:00:05 CDT 2005 by tsarren@infodancer.org and last updated 2005-09-25 14:00:05.0.

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