A somewhat light and quick read (literarily speaking), Strange Future reads like an incessant, whining complaint about the world and everyone in it. This satire doesn't live up to it's name as most of what's presented is simply a replacement of current or emerging technology, not all of it better.
Plot wise, It suffers from a total lack of external conflict or compelling internal conflict.
On the plus side it's told with a coherent narrative, through believable characters. A couple jokes had me laughing out loud while others had me groaning quietly. Some of the proposed technologies are very interesting, but not always congruous with other techs, and a couple were just ludicrous.
I read it all the way through, and kept hoping something would happen...but nothing ever did.
Overall, I enjoyed this book, but sometimes I hated it (shooting stars) and believe that the author can probably do much better.
(review of free book)