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Posted October 26, 2009
Story, what story?
The plottting is juvenile, with a deus ex machina thrown in whenever needed. Characters are uni-dimensional. There's math, but little that could be called science. A real disappointment.
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Posted November 12, 2009
Not what I wanted to read from these guys.
I would have hoped that Fred Pohl & Art Clarke could have done a lot better. Not since Hitchhiker's Guide has there been such a mean & nasty force at work in the universe. Are they suitably impressed by human ingenuity? No, it turns out that they are most impressed by us turning arms into plowshares, but of the type that blow things up real good.
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Posted October 11, 2009
Posted August 16, 2008
With two such icons of science fiction I was expecting a superior product. Unfortunately the book was VERY disappointing - especially since there was a core for a superior story. However, it read like a first draft that had not been worked over to any extend and/or no serious input by editors to work with the authors. Maybe the age of the authors and death of Clarke factors in, but this is not a book to add to either of their legacies. Most telling for myself is that while I usually keep books I buy and read, figuring to someday reading them again, this one goes to the discard file i.e., never to look at a second time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 3, 2010
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