The Z Sting
Copyright 1978 by
I first read this in 1979 and most recently on the 5th August 2002
The Comcord is a world-wide system that monitors a disruption index
for each country. If the index for a particular country
starts to show a sufficiently dangerous level of aggression,
the Z-sting weapon is automatically triggered to cocoon off
the offending nation, allowing the remaining states to continue
their peaceful existence.
However, someone seems to be deliberately manipulating the indices
to wrongly trigger the Z-sting.
Apparently this is set in the Croyd Spacetime Manoeuvres whatever
they may be.
This is an appalling book. It's written in an incredibly irritating
style, quite possibly to create an impression of modernity, but just
as hopelessly far off now as it was twenty-five years ago.
Both then and now I have been unable to finish the novel. The first
time I struggled through to around page 93, this time only to page 54.
amazon.com denies knowing anything about this book, the
amazon.co.uk is much more forthright in stating:
"we are currently unable to offer this title"
which is as it should be.
Loaded on the 28th February 2003.