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No Maze, but Plenty of Death

Advantages: Characterisation, unusual premise (God exists)
Disadvantages: A shame that he needed the introduction to make these things explicit

Science-fiction has been slow to achieve the kind of scholarly respect afforded to many literary genres. The reasons for this are probably tied in with the genre's vast library of luridly-titled pulp paperbacks, apparently shallow tales of rockets and rob ...

Olly_Plimsoll 16.02.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Maze Of Death - Philip K. Dick

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Building up to something good...

Advantages: Provides further insight into and expands the Mass Effect Universe
Disadvantages: May leave you wanting more but unable to get it.

... Background Revelation is a science fiction novel set in the Mass Effect universe, which was brought to prominence in the video game series of the same name. The novel is a prequel to the first game (Mass Effect.) In the Mass Effect universe huma ...

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Review of Mass Effect: Revelation - Drew Karpyshyn

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History of Mass Effect

Advantages: Great storyline
Disadvantages: Language and writing a bit overly child friendly

Having played the game, when we found out there was a book that was a prequel, me and my boyfriend wanted to read it and find out if it added a bit more to the excellent storyline of the game. The story in the book gives a good background history of the s ...

halawin123 08.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Mass Effect: Revelation - Drew Karpyshyn

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Mass Effect-ive

Advantages: Good plot, doesn't rely on the video games for story
Disadvantages: N/A

... Background Ascension is the second book of a series science fiction series set in the Mass Effect Universe. This book is set after the events of the first book (which I have also reviewed), and the first video game in the series, and is set befor ...

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Review of Mass Effect: Ascension - Drew Karpyshyn

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An interesting story set in the Mass Effect Universe.

Advantages: Very well written, interesting story, hard to put down.
Disadvantages: May not appeal to none Mass Effect fans, none of the main characters from the games appear.

Ah, books. An old timely way for a person to leave the realms of their everyday worries and troubles and immense themselves in a world of fantasy, suspense and intrigue. Of course books do have a downside, it requires the person to sit there and read, yes ...

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Review of Mass Effect: Ascension - Drew Karpyshyn

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