But Will I Like It: Mister Justice

As we noted in the first of these mini-reviews, it can be very difficult to know where to start when sifting through the vast reservoir of classic SF we have available on SF Gateway. Who amongst you, for instance, was familiar with thework of Doris Piserchia before now . . . ?

In 2033 it turned out that justice is not blind. In fact, Justice has a decent camera; absolutely no qualms about visiting an-eye-for-an-eye style vengeance on perpetrators of crimes; and a truly remarkable ability to be in impossible places, at impossible times. The authorities and police, feeling undermined, brand Mr Justice a vigilante and criminal himself, and set out to unmask him and work out how he’s doing it. Meanwhile, social order gradually starts to break down. Mr Justice is a thought-provoking short novel that picks up on very relevant modern themes of privacy, anonymity and responsibility, if, at times, a little too lightly sketched.

You can find Mister Justice and more of Doris Piserchia’s work via her Author page on the Gateway website, and read about her in her entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.