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Review: Chill by Elizabeth Bear

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Chill by Elizabeth Bear
2010, Bantam Spectra

Review Summary: In Chill, Bear is unearthing a different story than I was anticipating, placing the expected main protagonist into a kind of secondary role and promoting members of the supporting cast from the previous novel, Dust, into more primary figures, as the story sidetracks from the ship’s regained momentum to delve into a somewhat bizarre and twisted set of revelations, historical notes and acts of vengeance.

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Review: Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson

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Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson
1993, Bantam Spectra

Review Summary: An okay book, well reviewed by another site whose opinion I respect, but not one of the best stories I have read. The author needs to let go of some of the science and detail and make the fight to establish a new colony and culture worth reading.

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