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  • Title: The Memory of Fire
  • Author: George Foy
  • ISBN: 9780553578867
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Paperback
  • Some memories can never be forgotten.In a dark and not so distant future, whole populations are addicted to virtual sensation and vast bureaucracies are using deadly force to rid themselves of troublemakers Within this world, small, self contained communities called nodes, or cruces live in an anarchistic freedom that threatens organized society This is the wSome memories can never be forgotten.In a dark and not so distant future, whole populations are addicted to virtual sensation and vast bureaucracies are using deadly force to rid themselves of troublemakers Within this world, small, self contained communities called nodes, or cruces live in an anarchistic freedom that threatens organized society This is the world of accordionist and composer Soledad MacRae.When the cruce of Bamaca on the South American coast is destroyed, Soledad flees to northern California in search of a Yanqui node to give her refuge But terrifyingly realistic dreams of her old city intrude on her peace It soon becomes clear that Soledad s visions of her doomed home have somehow turned into a black prediction of how the bureaucracies will wipe out the American node Now, to save her new refuge, Soledad must uncover the deadly secret that lies at the heart of her old life, particularly her passionate love affair with rebel poet Jorge Echeverria, whose incendiary poems she once set to music For music is the final key, not only to the bureaucracies deadly plans, but to the ultimate mystery of her own survival.
    The Memory of Fire Some memories can never be forgotten In a dark and not so distant future whole populations are addicted to virtual sensation and vast bureaucracies are using deadly force to rid themselves of trouble

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    1. About halfway through the book I started to wonder what the point of the story is The narrative shifting back and forth was interesting, and the juxtaposition of the two locales is kind of cool, but ultimately it was a story without a purpose At the very, very end there was a hint of why the events are important in this book s universe, but it came way too late for me to care As much as I d like to see if this story fits into a bigger picture with the other books in this universe, I really can t [...]

    2. This book is a decent enough, if a little tedious cyberpunk novel The split narrative follows our heroine, Soledad, as a musician in the Central American anarchist cruce of Bamaca, and after its destruction, her new life as a refugee in the Oakland node, hanging out with much the same people Foy has a gift for description, and there are some beautifully lyrical passages which balance out the slow plotting and passivity of the characters.But my problem with this book is a a problem with the whol [...]

    3. I find author George Foy to be an enigma He wrote three novels with a nautical theme, that I found immensely entertaining Asia Rip 1984 deals with the drug trade and starts at NYCs Fulton Fish Market Coaster 1986 refers to a small coastwise freighter, this one succumbing to a disaster of suspicious nature and,Challenge 1988 about ocean going yacht racing After an 8 year hiatus, Foy reappeared with The Shift 1996 a Science Fiction novel about Virtual Reality that was interesting Contraband 1998 w [...]

    4. I am really digging this story It is a welcome change to all the action packed sci fi stuff that I usually read.The narration is very descriptive and transporting with excellent character building And the thing that I found very suprising is how disturbred I felt towards the end There was something about the beautiful prose like writing combined with all the violence that was disturbing.

    5. Beautifully written, and worth reading However, I am than a little tired of heroines who ultimately are passive players in a story that is written around them.

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