Cover of The Mirage by Matt Ruff
Title: The Mirage
Author: Matt Ruff
Date read: May 12, 2013
Rating: ★★★

The problem with alternate reality stories – especially ones that try to ‘mirror’ reality – is that it can be too easy to get ‘cute’ with your ideas. The Mirage is a solid example of this. An abundance of tricksy bullshit almost derails what is otherwise a terrific central idea.