- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: Bantam (May 18, 2002)
- ASIN: B0045VJPK6
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (225 customer reviews)
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Robinson's book, like all good alternative histories, reminds us that history is a tapestry.
The characters are great, and the use of reincarnation provides a wonderful way to interconnect all the different time periods.
Although the last couple of chapters tried to get the story back on track, it was too little, too late.
I am not going to write a long review. But I thought it was boring and not at all what I expected. The premise was interesting, that is, Europe/Christinanity was wiped out by the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Bill O'Neill
I don't know what to make of this book, but I like it. It is a big sprawling canvas, an alternative history, a teleological journey over many generations. Read morePublished 5 days ago by C. Bolton
Once upon a time, I gave this book to my good friend, who was losing her fight with leukemia. Her childhood religious conditioning was making her situation even more unpleasant, as... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Mikey
It's taken me the better part of ten years to finish this excellent alternative history.
It's been worth every day of reading. Read more
I loved this book. This purchase was for a gift. A great alternate history starting from the plague killing 99% of the European population (instead of the 25-33% historians believe... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jason Costello
A fantastic speculative account of the world if the cultural and economic juggernaut of post-Medieval Europe had never existed. Engaging and fascinating.Published 2 months ago by Mathieu Debic
I'm a big fan of Kim Stanley Robinson. He has an amazing understanding of the world, science, technology and human nature. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sela