Y2K: The Millennium Bug, by Don L. Tiggre
Book Review by Robert B. Boardman
Special to The Libertarian Enterprise
In the final hours of December 31, 1999, the lights went out.
But you know that already; what you're probably wondering is, what
happened afterwards. I recommend you read Y2K: The Millennium Bug
to find out.
This novel is much more than a story about the dark side of our
reliance upon computers (and government). It is a thriller that
follows the lives of a number of people: those who prepared for the
worst, and prospered; those who were taken by surprise, but whose
instincts and attitudes helped them to survive; and those whose
dependence upon society's fragile infrastructure was total and fatal.
The book is full of characters I would love to know: people with
no more native ability than your next-door neighbor possesses, but
people who triumph because of their intellectual and moral integrity.
And, refreshingly, the bad guys are truly bad. I found myself
booing and hissing them, even though Tiggre develops their characters
with enough skill that there is no hint of melodrama.
Characterization is a necessary feature if a novel is to be really
great, but there also must be a terrific story. And this book has
one; rather it has several, and Tiggre excels in developing these
complex stories while keeping them under control and weaving them
together for a very satisfying ending.
Buy it, read it, and get ready for the Millennium!
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Robert B. Boardman is the author of the SF/political satire novel
Savior of Fire, now available at amazon.com -- purchase his
book by clicking here.