The World Inside

The World Inside - Robert Silverberg An interesting vision of the future 300 years from now, set in a world somewhat like last year's film DREDD, except here the enormous apartment buildings are models of self-sustainable efficiency, not slums that are riddled with drugs and gangs. Even the way justice is meted out is quite similar to that film, actually.
Although THE WORLD INSIDE story didn't have much in the way of tension or narrative arc, it was a very enjoyable travelogue into a somewhat possible future. The story dipped in and out of the lives of various people, and deftly showed the linkages between the lives of the characters. All in all an enjoyable read, I skimmed through the parts that didn't interest me, dug in when it struck my fancy, and the ending was appropriate and satisfying. Recommended for fans of speculative fiction.