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If the Stars Are Gods Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1998

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Ace (November 1, 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441370667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441370665
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.6 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,092,936 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 10, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
We take an enjoyable and memorable journey with an astronaut researcher searching for life beyond Earth. His first encounter with an alien species is hilarious at times. This lasts only temporarily, as the aliens soon present intriguing ideas about how immense and common other life is. The story concludes in grand fashion, as the main character discovers other life beyond anything he could have imagined. There are few dull moments, as we try to figure out just where we're headed. The answer is simple and easy to accept in the end, but is still fascinating and intriguing.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa on June 25, 2001
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I've read several of Greg Benford's novels, and although this novel tackles some interesting ideas, on the whole it is sketchy, underdeveloped and lacks continuity. This might have been more entertaining if the authors had stuck with one segment and worked through it. The action is nonexsistent, extended over nearly one hundred years and broken up into 20-25 page chapters for each time period. The characters are few, two-dimensional, and unsympathetic. Plotlines are too many and undeveloped, (none of the aliens stick around for more than a few pages, nothing is taken to any kind of a logical conclusion.) Finally, there is a very unsatisfying ending. You might want to try reading "Heart of the comet," which Benford co-wrote with David Brin.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Neal Reynolds VINE VOICE on December 30, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Yeah, I'm nitpicking, but there sure is an age discrepency in the 2nd and in the next to last parts of the book. In the 2nd part, he's in his fifties, but his age as stated doesn't agree with his age at the beginning, using the dates assigned to each part. And in the next to last part, His age is given first as 95 (which agrees with the time frame} and at the mid point as 127.
Small detail, but indicative that this book gives an appearance of not being well planned. It has an interesting concept which appeals to my metaphysical nature, but it just doesn't follow through. All the same, it is a good read for the heavy science-fiction reader, but not recommended to the more discerning.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Blue Tyson on April 27, 2008
Format: Kindle Edition
No longer the good Sun at all.

4 out of 5
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