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A delightful, often very witty story, with the underlying thoughtfulness we expect from David Brin.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553239928
  • Publisher: Bantam Books
  • Publication date: 1/11/1984
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 277

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2013

    Excellent story

    I have read and reread this fun story. I recommend it whole heartedly.

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  • Posted January 9, 2009

    Terrific work

    This really turned me on to Brin's writing. He takes one thing -- the tendency of things to break down with use -- flips it, and then creates the entire society that results, and the view from an outsider who enters. The results are surprising, adventurous, and puts the reader in the same sort of position as a holder of "secret" knowledge in the world as the character.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2002

    If you haven't read this one....

    ...get it! This is the first book I ever read by David Brin and is still my favorite. He has such a different imagination than most other SF authors. This story is as unique as you will find and his writing style is simply pleasurable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2000

    Another good Brin book

    A lively and entertaining tale. I've read this one twice now, and it was just as good a read the second time. I'd like to see a sequel to this one.

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