"Perhaps the sharpest observer of our media-choked culture working today."
–The Washington Post
"Distraction is more than a futuristic political thriller; it is Sterling’s persuasive vision of a social revolution that is as much biotechnological as philosophical in scope….He reserves a killer blow for the most familiar thing of all: the way we think."
–The Village Voice
"[Sterling] is back with a bang with this uproarious, provocative, thoughtful, often hilarious, sometimes inspired medium-future deconstruction of politics, science, economics, and the American dream."
"Brilliantly realized…provocative and intelligent…[Sterling’s] funniest novel to date and one of his most topical."