Bruce Sterling's The Caryatids is a masterful, though at times haphazard, collection of egos, high-tech devices, and immersive environments that paint a terrifying picture of the future for anyone familiar with the potential of technology. Sterling takes on a massive scope, depicting a world nearing apocalypse by pollution, a supervolcano, and solar flares (pick your poison), plus all the sloppy politics, pop culture, environmental work, and "business think" that comes with it. Sterling's delivery is descriptive and chaoticyou'd better keep up. It is bittersweet entertainment when the fate of the world is in the hands of four women driven…
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