Monday, May 3, 2010

Book: Santa Olivia by Jacqueline Carey

A pretty respectable near-future dystopia.

A superflu causes the US to create a buffer zone on the border with Mexico. A town (Santa Olivia) that's left in the zone (as recreation for a military base close by) is the setting for the story of a girl's coming of age.

The girl's the daughter of an escaped military experiment, and therefore pretty tough.

The ending's a touch ex machina, but the story's still an interesting take. Plus, since it's Carey, there's the requisite perviness.

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