Harper, may 2001, 25.00, 400 pp.
In the present, Cyberdene built a computer chip to power Skynet, a military computer that eliminates the human error. Problems begin when Skynet turns sentient and attacks its former masters deeming them unfit to
live. Sarah Connor and her son have knowledge of a future where the lad will lead the human resistance against Skynet. Sarah felt that with the death of the Skynet creator and the Cyberdene complex burned to the ground,
the future would change. However, the American government declares the Connors as terrorists forcing them to flee to Paraguay.
In 2021 John Connor, the resistance leader, tries to destroy Skynet, which has created a new weapon to end all counter insurgence. Cyborgs are attached to a neural link to send Serena back to the present to insure Skynet is built. The weapon system Serena becomes head of Cyberdene
security and actively tries to kill the Connors, once agin having Sarah and John fighting for their lives and that of the future of humanity.
It has been about a decade since T2 hit the screen, yet S.M. Stirling captures the essence of the movie while taking it one step further beyond the icons. The story line is as exciting and fluid as the two movies so that
even James Cameron will not want to terminate this series; judging it as worthy.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner