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I don't know why I hadn't heard about this book before, but having read it, I can say it was quite a fascinating work of what I might call "hard science fantasy" - albeit in a very... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Robert M. Meagher
Mr. Garfinkle is indeed an excellent writer and did well in not only telling a war story but simultaneously incorporating two completely different physical and metaphysical ideas. Read morePublished on June 6, 2014 by Andrew Hoffman
. . . But the book is still pretty good.
Treating ancient scientific theories as fact is a great idea. Read more
At first I felt like the author had a checklist of items he wanted to mention just to point out "hey, look at all this Greek stuff!" and it was a little annoying. Read morePublished on February 18, 2014 by Jpyper
According to the product description, the premise of this book is that the Ptolemaic or Geocentric model of the universe is true. It actually goes way beyond that. Read morePublished on February 3, 2014 by Michael Leugs
I really enjoyed reading this book. The plot itself was exciting and had a few good twists toward the end. Read morePublished on April 24, 2012 by RachelH
Garfinkle offers a great idea with adequate results. Celestial Matters is an insightful, learned analysis of Greek culture. Read morePublished on September 23, 2010 by Ryan Mease
I just could not get involved in this novel; I never quit books but this one I gave up on. The characters were flat and lifeless; I wanted to like this book after all of the rave... Read morePublished on November 6, 2006 by David G. Phillips
I'm writing to echo most of the other reviews of this matchless novel. The other reviews describe the basic story and "high concept" alternative science/history background. Read morePublished on January 31, 2006 by Craig K. Jackson