I believe this work to be the best sci-fi novel I have ever read. Powerfully expressive, intensely intellectual, and as exciting as it could possibly be, this book is simply fantastic. Written as the definition of a “page turner”, I finished the book in one setting as I simply could not set it down. The imagery and poignant ideas remain long after the last page is read, making it a perfect discussion book. Its view of politics in the Internet age is incredibly discerning, especially considering it was written decades ago even before one could truly grasp the power the internet would some day have. I would certainly call this a must read for those even slightly interested in sci-fi.