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The ending of this section is rather chilling and ironic, much like a Flannery O'Connor short story.
There are certain classic science fiction novels that everyone with any claim to being an sf fan absolutely must have read -- and this is one of them.
Many of the same themes appear as in Canticle -- especially the nature of Christian faith in a very human world full of conflict.
This is an interesting book. There are three different parts that represent three different time periods. The parts are in 2500 AD, around 3100 AD and then around 3700 (3800? Read morePublished 15 days ago by Alyssa8908
Story: unqualified 5 stars. This "library binding" is 2 stars. The print is as cheap as any trade paperback. Some pages bleed off the edge. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Wesley A Waugh
A epic about human nature, the need for secular and spiritual castes, and a few mysteries to think about as well. I unabashedly recommend this regardless of your genre.Published 28 days ago by L. Alexander
Insightful, entertaining, and very well written. I wish the author had been more prolific.Published 29 days ago by Ivan B
good story; good characters; good writing; excellent views on the future overall an excellent readdPublished 1 month ago by longhorndaniel
A sci-fi classic in the classic tradition - every sci-fi reader or post apocolyptic world fan should read this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by FrequentAmazonCustormer
It's a shame that somebody like me, who likes SF so much, never got around to reading this book until now. I did listen to the story on OTR and then I wondered... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jim