RAVENS OF THE MOON by Charles L. Giant

RAVENS OF THE MOON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Well, North America (Noram) ran out of gas decades ago, but luckily people in Usam had the clever idea of moving back to the cities and making them pollution-free enclaves in the wasteland of the continent. Meanwhile, the rest of the world is on the brink of some dangerous power-jockeyings or worse, so the times clearly call for a little brinkmanship. The Canams and Cenams are more than willing to provide it, even (or especially) over the dead body of Usam. First thing they try is a phony revolution of ""ratgangs"" from beyond the ""Fringes"" of the Usam urban oases. And so Shanlon Raille, a D.C. street magician and EcG lobbyist, finds himself on the lam after being fingered for the assassination of a respected senator. Grant cranks out a lot of portmanteau words (hovbus, diagmed) and maintains a great air of having something important to say, but fussy plotting and writing (a festival of commas) propel this one right into the realm of the distinctly forgettable.

Pub Date: April 14th, 1978
Publisher: Doubleday