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Dystopian

Golden State

by Ben H. Winters

Quick take

In a near future California where lying is the greatest crime of all, a troubled cop is sworn to protect the truth—no matter the consequences.

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Why I love it

The future is no place for liars in this Orwellian thriller about surveillance and secrets. So when I got my hands on Golden State I was thrilled. A wildly imaginative tale of a future California where citizens are subject to constant scrutiny, and lying is the most serious offense a person can commit? Yikes—and count me in.

Laszlo Ratesic is a skilled member of the Speculative Service, a special ...

Synopsis

Lazlo Ratesic is 54, a 19-year veteran of the Speculative Service, from a family of law enforcement and in a strange alternate society that values law and truth above all else. This is how Laz must, by law, introduce himself, lest he fail to disclose his true purpose or nature, and by doing so, be guilty of a lie.

Laz is a resident of the Golden State, a nation resembling California, where like-mi...

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