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Unfortunately, the characters aren't very likeable and don't seem to have much personality.
Elizabeth Bear creates a world filled with vast characters that in spite of the science fiction origins of its people seems believable.
The first installment of the Jacob's Ladder sequence reads like a mixture of fantasy, religion, and classical science fiction.
A fascinating book that meshes elements of fantasy and science together in a seamless blend that will please readers in both genres, I think. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Xan
There is a mix of high tech and almost primitive situations. There is a familiarity with legend of Earth that permeates the story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Bruce 22
My introduction to Ms. Bear was this Jacob's Ladder trilogy... Definitely a new fan! Relatively short, fast-paced, page turners... And so incredibly original & creative. Read morePublished 5 months ago by OKJay
I love all 3 books in this trilogy. I read Dust when it first came out, and just recently caught up with the other two. Absolutely perfect. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Reading Fool
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I wasn't very big into SciFi when I started, having only Ender's Game under my belt in the genre, but I was hooked from the start. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kayla
I borrowed this book from the library and I'm very glad I didn't buy it. Although the story seemed interesting, the number of typos was both distracting and aggrivating. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Pam
Bear's world building is truly special and I craved to know more about the Jacobs Ladder and her surviving crew. The Exalt vs Mean split was unique. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kirby Jo Bullington
To qualify my review, I must first state that I am a hard science fan. I don't enjoy fantasy literature at all. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mom of 9
This book is simple and beautiful. It is not overwritten, or overly descriptive, but it gives enough to the reader that they are able to visualize the world and see it as those who... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Heather Murray