Sunday, October 28, 2007

Under My Roof by Nick Mamatas

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Hm - just your typical coming-of-age story. Assuming "typical" means a telepathic 12-year-old, with a father who built a homebrew nuke and seceded his house from the USA. Funny, with lots of quirky stuff - the ending kind of crashes for me, and I'm not on board with the breezy dispensing with little things like God and free-will. But it has lots of interesting satire of our current world with this near-future tale of an America at war in 40 different countries (Canada: "the White Menace") and the micronation trend that Weinbergia starts.