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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.
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It may be strange for a professor and policy advisor to reread this book after having done so soon after its first... Read more
This book arrived today. I was impressed by the thick, stiff covers. However, when I opened the book, I found cheap, smeary ink (I rubbed my thumb on it to see if I was right... Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Pete Zolli
This is a classic science fiction book, and so very well written. Once read, the story sticks with you. I recommend it highly. If you have not read it, order it now.Published 2 days ago by Byte of Texas
I waited a long time to get this book, I read it was a classic and important to read but I found it dry, boring and depressing and way too oriented around Catholicism for my taste. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Boudicia Dark
Dead as a salt herring. Hopeless story, hopeless prose. Lame philosophy. How could so many praise this book?Published 6 days ago by Dag Vaula
Well written; interesting characters; coherent story; but weak ending.
Everything is good except that the ending seemed inconclusive. Read more
In Three linked novellas, future survivors of nuclear devastation attempt to recover the past (the world of 60 years ago when the book was written) and in particular its science. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Bruce Henricksen
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 1 month ago by ac1234