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Review: George Alec Effinger book When Gravity Fails
George Alec Effinger book When Gravity Fails
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Set in a cyberpunk-style future where surgical sex changes are common.
From: Gavin , 606 months, post #1
Lots of people liked this one (and its sequels). I found it to be one of the weakest of Effinger's works.



From: Suzanne de Nimes , 235 months, post #2
I'm one of the people who really likes this series. It has two sequels, all in the same setting, an unnamed cyberpunkish Arab city in the future. The books are more or less hard-boiled detective stories at heart, and Effinger doesn't fall into many of the cyberpunk cliches that William Gibson's many imitators do.

As for the TG elements, they're not what the stories are *about*, but they're all over the place. People can have what are essentially extremely advanced "cosmetic" sex changes. The hero's girlfriend used to be a boy. Most of the sex-changed females are said to look better than most "real" girls.

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