Nor is it a drill – my review of Walter Jon Williams‘ This Is Not a Game went up at Strange Horizons yesterday, so you can go read my attempts to taxonomise a genuine (and really pretty decent) hybrid of near-future sf and technothriller.
In some respects I’m kind of grateful it hasn’t generated the same degree of fierce controversy as the review preceding it (or, indeed, any feedback at all)… though the mean little voice at the back of my head likes to tell me that’s probably because my opinions are pedestrian and equivocal.
Shut up, mean little voice.
[In case you were wondering, I’ve used the US editon cover art here because I was distinctly underwhelmed by the UK version. YMMV.]