Desolation Road

Desolation Road

by Ian McDonald
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Desolation Road 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
paulwoodford More than 1 year ago
And this isn't the first time this has happened. Sloppy and careless editing, or no editing at all? I suspect the latter.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Earthlings have colonized a small patch of Mars by terra-forming the planet. Amongst the settlements is a shabby locale with a few buildings on what is called Desolation Road. It is a weird place not so much because it look like it lives up to its name, but because of the people who reside there or periodically pass through there. At one time it was the center of ROTECH and the Bethlehem Ares Corporation. Now that is a distant memory. However, folks like Catch the super snooker star and Adam Black with his Traveling Chautauqua and Educational 'Stravagana showcased the fallen angel always makes stops here. However, perhaps the most fascinating and weirdest is the founder Dr Alimantando, who leaps in and out time and place. This is a town that may be the center of weirdness in the galaxy. This is a reprint of a 1988 super but strange science faiction that changes direction rather sharply yet somehow smoothly. The story line uses a deep focus into the ensemble cast to tell the vivid story of DESOLATION ROAD and in a sense earth's colonization of Mars. There are many more characters than the few above as the town's founder Dr. Alimantando leaps through time observing what is happening over three decades to his DESOLATION ROAD. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finished the book and i'm still waiting for a plot to this story.
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old-booklover More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read by this author. This is very original and I'd like to read another of his books before I pass judgement on whether or not I like his style. It was not what I expected!