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Adiamante Mass Market Paperback – March 15, 1998
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I found the approach unexpected - even though by the end of chapter 3 there is little doubt about how the story will conclude, that leaves room for an amazing amount of suspense in just what the path will be to get to that foregone conclusion. Also the changes in points of view - first person for the demi and third person for the cybs - are a good way to unrelentingly underscore the impersonal outlook of the cybs as opposed to the demi's beliefs that life must be lived "whole-body".
All in all the best science fiction book I have read in a while. I realize it's been published for some time but that just means it's still worthwhile to browse outside of the newly-published book selections.
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Peter D. Tillman
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Very nice read.
1.Only the main character is fleshed out but the way the book flows that's all you need. Read more
Modified displaced humans from outer space return to a devastated but recovering utopian Earth with warships to demand unconditional surrender after a silence of thousands of... Read morePublished 8 months ago by SMCA
This is one of his best books and I think I've read at least half of them. I think it lays out how cruel the world could be in a land of absolutes. Read morePublished 12 months ago by K. S. Murphy
this is REAL literary SciFi
think KS ROBINSON ASIMOV BRADBURY VANCE LEM and HERBERT
Adiamante (1996) is a standalone SF novel. It is set in the mid future on Old Earth. The Terrans had created an empire from their colonies and then released them as they... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Arthur W Jordin
A read the original some years back and it is still fresh and originalPublished 19 months ago by Nolan Bear
I have experienced abuse of power. I do not like abuse of power. Modesitt addresses the power issue in most of his books.Published on June 21, 2014 by vg
Just finished reading this, I shouldn't be writing this review yet as I am still putting the story in my head. Read morePublished on March 21, 2014 by Tony