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Rolling Thunder

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    My original review was apparantly reported & removed...

    I guess only reviews that basically give you a summary of the story and if they liked it-
    Instead of one that discusses other things, like that in this series its no big deal to smoke pot on the moon-are allowed to stay here- if THAT offended someone then how did anyone ACTUALLY READ the book(s)?-because they are FULL of sex and other "offensive" subject matter - so basically if you cant handle this review don't buy ANY John Varley books - one of them has a psychoactive gel you spread on your privates...

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  • Posted June 12, 2010

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    different but good

    It wasn't quite what I expected but it was good. I didn't think it was quite as good as the first two in the series but it was still good. It was a little slow in the middle for a little bit but it did pick up. It has enough back ground or tie-in information to the other books to stand on its own with out having to read the others. The old characters are all there. As well as the bubble tech. It was well worth the money I paid for it and lots more to be sure. (4.95) It wraps things up for an ending of the trilogy. But without spoilling the ending it might make a good jumping off point for a new book or series. I guess thats up John Varley.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013


    Varley at his best

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fascinating future in space

    Rolling Thunder John Varley Ace, March 2008, $24.95, 352 pp. ISBN: 9780441015634 Mars is an independent republic with colonies of its own having won the war with Earth and keeping the bubble technology for itself. The wave killed millions of people all over the land and made much of the land unusable for growing crops. It is considered hardship duty for anyone from the Martian military to be assigned earthside but Ensign Podkayne Strickland is a one woman show at the California when she is summoned home to say good bye to her ailing grandmother who is going into stasis until they find a cure for her. Now Podkayne is a lieutenant assigned to the music, arts, and drama division based on Europa where the Crystal Mountains are a popular tourist sight. They send out very powerful radio waves but nobody knows what they mean or if there is life forms in the mountains. Podkayne is visiting the tourist attraction and she sees the crystal mountain named grumpy lift off. She goes into stasis and when she wakes up ten years have passed. Grumpy and six other mountaineers have landed on earth totally decimating the planet. Mars can¿t take all the people who want to immigrate to earth, and fearful that the mountains will one day turn to Mars, Podkayne and her uncle Travis subsidize a way to avoid that possibility. --- ROLLING THUNDER takes place sometime in the twenty-first century when humans have colonized the solar system. Podkayne is an interesting multi-faceted character, a singer who is in the military yet thinks like a Martian as she was born and raised there. The allure of Mars and their relationship to a slowly deteriorating earth is examined in much detail. The socio-political events are witnessed through Podkayne¿s eyes and readers will empathize with the plight of earth yet like the Martians realize the people of the Red Planet can¿t save everyone. --- Harriet Klausner

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