One blurb opens like this: "Brave New World. Fahrenheit 451. THX 1138. A Scanner Darkly. Bruce Boston's new novel, The Guardener's Tale, assumes its rightful place in this noble lineage of anti-authoritarian fables." Boston in an interview a few years ago said, " I am not a libertarian or an anarchist, but I do see government as it has existed as a necessary evil." He also views himself as somewhat left of center, but anti-authoritarianism come in many packages, and cares little for left or right. Read more about Boston at his website.
I confess ( as I find happens more and more often the case these days), that although I have heard of Bruce Boston's name and seen some of his stories listed in publications, I cannot recall reading any of his fiction. I don't read sf magazines like I used to a few years ago, and only catch short stories in collections (primarily those from Golden Gryphon or some specific authors). I do look forward to reading this novel, and if anyone has read Boston's fiction and has any opinions on his work, I'd like to hear them.