It’s a fantastic read, the kind of book that would be written by the mutant prodigy love-child of Varley, Robert Heinlein, Carl Hiaasen, Spider Robinson, Douglas Coupland, Neal Stephenson, and Carl Sagan.
You must read this book. If you won’t take my word for it, listen to Cory Doctorow:
There are few writers whose work I love more than John Varley’s, purely love — but now that I’ve finished Red Lightning, I love his stuff even more.
Go get it. Now. Why are you still here? [Special thanks to Ted for lending me his copy before he read it himself.]