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A World Called Solitude

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Birk Aaland is a political outcast from Earth's tyranny, and has been living for years on a planet inhabited solely by robots, ever since his ship crashed here.

Now another ship has crashed, and there is again a single survivor -- a woman who's desperate to warn Earth of an alien invasion.

But Birk is perfectly happy with his current exile -- until a twist of fate intervene
Published September 2011 by Parsina Press (first published 1981)
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Eric Klein
This sounds like a funny book but not worth my.time
Scott Holstad
This book sounded pretty good at first and read pretty well at first, but then it simply just degenerated into smut, so I gave up in disgust midway through and didn't finish it.

Birk Aaland is a world class scientist who invents an awesome new space ship engine that revolutionizes space travel and he becomes wealthy and famous. Then, a military dictator takes over and starts purging Earth of undesirables. He imprisons, tortures, and murders millions. Birk is stupid enough to speak out, thinking t
Hannes Birnbacher
My first impression of "A world called Solitude" was negative. But hold on, you will find it pays out to read the whole novel.
It is not what I understand as "Science Fiction" - the projection of scientific or technical ideas into the future, an alternative world or similar. In Goldins universe there exist three sentient races - all of them are bipeds, they have spaceships and a military hierarchy, shoes and audible speech. One alien race has big hands with two thumbs and seven fingers. Why? Moo
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Erik Graff
Apr 09, 2011 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Goldin fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sf
Not a particularly memorable science fiction novel.
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Born in Philadelphia in 1947, Stephen Goldin has lived in California since 1960. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy from UCLA and worked as a civilian space scientist for the U.S. Navy for a few years after leaving college, but has made his living as a writer/editor most of his life.

His first wife was fellow author Kathleen Sky, with whom he co-wrote the first edition of the highly accla
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