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Kusanagi-Jones and Katherinessen come to New Amazonia on a complex ambassadorial/espionage mission, further fraught by their troubled personal history and the sights they have set... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Juushika
I love Bear's "New Amsterdam," so I was looking forward to reading "Carnival." At the start, I wasn't sure I would enjoy it ~ Bear is one of those authors who drops... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mary K.
I bought this book used and I consider myself lucky. As the other reviews point out the world is not believable. Many unexplained terms. I just didn't care about the characters. Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by Lee G Martin
The main weakness of the novel for me, was that the exaggerated reversal of the sex roles was too far fetched and the contribution of the resultant social order in moving the plot... Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by jeannie tryphonopoulos
As with all the books rated here, none of them disappointed and suppliers were great too! I like books with good character development and dialog, SoO these are all well worth... Read morePublished on January 16, 2013 by Richard K. Schoellhorn
Elizabeth Bear's `Carnival' (Bantam Spectra, $6.99, 395 pages) is everything I like about science fiction. Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by Clay Kallam
Vincent and Angelo are diplomats sent to New Amazonia to return stolen artwork but secretly have their own agends. Read morePublished on April 15, 2012 by Serene Night
Although Ms. Bear shifts between given and surnames a bit for one character for reasons which escape me, this was a great novel. Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by Gary Bunker
I think Ms. Bear has promise as a writer, and I've read several of hers in a row now. They can and do vary from page turners due to suspense, to page flippers due to boredom, all... Read morePublished on January 28, 2011 by wheeeeee