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A Star Curiously Singing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    good story


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2009

    Intriguing read with a unique twist

    A Star Curiously Singing is a unique book in that it projects what the world might look like if sharia law became the ultimate authority worldwide. Mix that scenario with a future, technology-rich culture and you end up with the world Nietz has built.

    The main character, Sandfly, is a debugger, a slave with an implant in his brain enabling him to connect to the electronic world around him in ways that only debuggers can. Sandfly's primary job is to fix his master's robots, but when he is called upon to unravel a technological mystery, everything changes. It seems a spacecraft capable of interstellar flight has successfully made a trip to the stars and back to Earth again, but on the way, one of the key robots on board has gone haywire and torn itself limb from limb. Now it's up to Sandfly to figure out what went wrong and whether the robot poses a danger to humans. But as Sandfly pieces the robot back together, he finds a strange recording that sets his world on edge.

    I found that the first-person viewpoint in Nietz' book immediately drew me into the story. Maybe it's just me but I found it intriguing to be in the head of a guy who has an implant in his head. (Ok, sorry. I couldn't help myself.) Seriously, the technology in the book was fascinating to me. How great would it be to have your own wireless computer inside your head, complete with email and instant messaging in text or video or more? Of course, Sandfly had to deal with the whole do-what-I-want-or-I-zap-your-head situation, but he finds ways to survive and still keep his sanity.

    I suppose it could be a side effect of reading fantasy books that are so long they could be used as doorstops, but when I reached the end of A Star Curiously Singing and turned the last page.aaaaaaa! I couldn't believe it was the end! The book went by so fast and I wasn't through with the story. I'm sure the sequel will be well worth reading.

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