ISFDB tells me that Joel Garreau didn’t write stories in our genre, so this is his first one.
Changing the university system from old-school MIT to a new form and the reception of it in university politics is homeground for Prof. Garreau. Spreading out body clones to do tasks for you – e.g. giving presentations – and synchronizing later on is the more interesting concept of this story.
The background of an old, bitter professor and a young, sexy shooting star mixed with musings about cultural differences of Asia and European systems could be interesting. But it isn’t.
Bad tension arc, uninteresting story and characters don’t make this a memorable, enjoyable read. But it was ok.