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Good follow up to the Crystal Singer series

Advantages: Good read and good to be back on Ballybran
Disadvantages: Very weak ending

...McCaffrey takes us back to Ballybran the home of sonic crystals and temperamental crystal singers, in particular Killashandra Ree and her partner Lars Dahl. The two have formed a stable partnership for many years and an extended life span thanks to the p ...

splendid23 05.08.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Crystal Line - Anne Mccaffrey

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Cold Comfort Planet.

Advantages: A very entertaining read.
Disadvantages: Some would not enjoy due to the science fiction content.

This is the thirteenth book directly about the Vorkosigan family and fifteenth set in that universe. Miles Vorkosigan is one of Emperor Gregor's problem solvers. Generally he will be asked not to leave too much collateral damage behind him in his enthu ...

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Review of Cryoburn - Lois McMasters Bujold

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Heroic Commissar or Cowardly Dog? You decide!

Advantages: Excellent writing, hilarious story and characters. Very friendly to readers unfamiliar with 40k.
Disadvantages: Some fans might not like the humorous tone being applied to such a grim universe.

I've been a fan the Cain series for quite some time now, and I found this Omnibus to be an excellent value that compiles several of the best works in the series into one package. Hero of the Imperium includes the first three novels written in the series, ...

JCook922 17.09.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Ciaphas Cain, Hero of the Imperium - Sandy Mitchell

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The Great Work.

Advantages: Not one but two well-conceived and memorably executed future scenarios; written in an engaging style which keeps the reader turning the pages; combines good science fiction with political debate to produce a novel which is well worthwhile.
Disadvantages: Combination of subject topics may be rather obscure; this is the first novel in a series and so not all plot strands are resolved; the far-future storyline is very slightly confusing in its opening stages.

Ken Macleod is an author who combines left-wing politics, aspects of computer science and well-realised science fiction together into a successful narrative blend; since these three subjects all happen to be great interests of mine, I immediately warmed t ...

B.Bligh 04.07.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Cosmonaut Keep - Ken MacLeod

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An OK story but a once only read

Advantages: Characters you get to like and some interesting ideas
Disadvantages: A bit slow going and confusing at first

I won't go into any detail of what the story is about other than to say it takes place in two parts of the universe - around and on Earth and on a world reached by an accident with a faster than light drive created with the help of 'The Gods'. The stor ...

Rob099 28.06.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Cosmonaut Keep - Ken MacLeod

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