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It became a nice easy way to get the characters out of trouble, and was relied on too much.
This is exactly what this book is, and it's a great read, fast and fun at the same time, while still throwing up some interesting concepts.
He weaves a very real and believable story, usually based upon real science, or real theory.
A classic pulp adventure about a scientist who finds himself transported to a fantasy world. I was soon caught up in the story and couldn't put it down. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert DeFrank
Light and fun, this is definitely a good read. Not as heavy as his Uplift books,but definitely the same high-quality writing.Published 2 months ago by Gus Gwynne
I lost count of the times I've read this, years ago. I'm not the only one in this household who grabbed a copy whenever we saw it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Spinner, Sharon L Reddy
This was a very fun science fiction adventure. Dennis travels to an alien world and has to survive long enough to fix his machine to get back. Read morePublished 6 months ago by HanakoGal
The Practice Effect is a good read with an interesting premise. Reminds me of the Cross-Time Engineer series by Francowski that I read as a kid.Published 6 months ago by Eric
I've loved Brin's "Uplift" novels for years, but this one's not in the same league. I bought it because I remembered a college buddy raving about it (many years ago! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Peter M Summers
The premise is very good, I just wish it had more depth. That said I bought it as a kid, so it must be memorable.Published 13 months ago by Lanzecki
David Brin is fast becoming a favorite author of mine! The Practice Effect certainly entertains as well as edifies a Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan like myself. I highly recommend it!Published 14 months ago by Space Cadet