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At the heart of the story are fundamental questions: what is the purpose of life and death? Are we eternal? Do our choices matter? The particular achievement of this book is that it weaves these threads into a story that is both intellectually and emotionally engaging. This is a highly recommended, challenging, and ambitious work. --Roz Genessee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Very entertaining, interesting, and thought-provoking! Also obviously well-researched. Highly recommend.Published 7 days ago by Scuba Enthusiast
Absolute rubbish. There's no story line and the characters are all mixed mixed up. With a bunch of crazy religious junk on top. This is not a novel. Just crazy ramblings? Read morePublished 13 days ago by Sean
Sorry that I can't recommend this. I Love the Mars Trilogy, I love the peripheral books related to the trilogy. Read morePublished 21 days ago by anaid
Great epic plot but, like the Mars trilogy, things tend to get a little muddled, confusing and plodding. Reel it in a little and get an editor with a pen and scissors.Published 2 months ago by Jacob Huelstrunk
Even though this is an alternate history, it goes a long way in helping the reader understand some nuances of the East/West divide by presuming what the world would look like if... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Josh Walsh
The book starts off slow and only gets slower. As an alternate history novel, Robinson has a lot of time to get through. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Reid Sawtell
Interesting idea and I liked the opening chapters. But as we moved along through the years, I began to lose interest and as of now still haven't finished the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amy Nicolai