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The Final Encyclopedia, Volume 2 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Apparently, this book was originally printed in 1984 as a behemoth 700+ pgs and was reprinted into two books Volumes 1 & 2 in the 1990s to allow people to read 'Young Bleys' and 'Other' in between. Volume 2 starts with Chapter 38. - WHAT I LOVED - Answers to the questions: What does the word Childe mean anyway? Who were Hal Mayne's parents? Are the Alternative Laws still practiced by anyone? Does the guy finally get the girl? What does Bleys want to accomplish? Will any of the Splinter Cultures survive? WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE - grammar, style, too wordy, not enough action to be called Military SciFi, too many typos, too many speeches, it's as if someone told Dickson that his previous books were too short and he had to beef things up - they lied. This book doesn't live up to the genius of Dorsai. [I hear that 'The Chantry Guild' ties up the loose ends of 'Other' and 'The Final Encyclopedia' but still does not END the series, perhaps his estate will publish posthomously like Asimov's or Herbert's, we'll see.]