[FoRK] [ExI] battle tanks to a five yr old

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Sun Jun 3 03:13:00 PDT 2012

I read it yesterday. Pretty good reading. Recommended

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 4:58 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

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> Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 06:42:40 +1000
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> Hi
> weird synchronicity, I started reading this book yesterday:
> http://www.amazon.com/New-Model-Army-Adam-Roberts/dp/0575083638/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1338583285&sr=1-1
> "A giant has brought war to the fields and towns of England's
> heartland. When the British army brings in air support and deploys
> heavy weapons he simply melts away, only to form again somewhere else
> and deliver another devastating blow. He is called Pantegrel, and he
> is a New Model Army—a giant whose thoughts flow through countless
> wireless connections, whose intelligence comes from the internet and
> real-time camera updates, whose mind is made up of thousands of minds,
> each deciding what he will choose to do. He has chosen the joy of the
> fight, and his fury is truly democratic—he is me and you. This is a
> terrifying vision of a near future war as new technologies allow the
> world's first truly democratic army to wrest control from the powers
> that be. Taking advances in modern communication and the new eagerness
> for power from the bottom upwards, Adam Roberts has produced at once
> an exciting war novel and a philosophical examination of war and
> democracy. It shows an exciting and innovative literary voices working
> at the height of his powers and investing SF with the literary
> significance that is its due."
> Dwayne
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