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Secret Harmonies (Four Hundred Billion Stars #2)

3.26 of 5 stars 3.26  ·  rating details  ·  38 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Paperback, 333 pages
Published 2007 by Vista (first published May 13th 1989)
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It may have been because I took a long time to read this book that I missed a few things that would have made this a 4 star book for me. So, fair or not, this is my opinion.
I did not feel that the tension between the city and the settlements was shown to be at such a high level that it would lead to civil war.
The city's government and hierarchy was not made clear enough to me, nor was Savory's and Constat's role in it clear until almost the end of the book.
Still, I enjoyed the book. I enjoy the
Kate Millin
Science fiction book about a settlement on a new world with existing intelligent life – a reasonable read with some Orson Scott card similarities with symbiotic life.
Another alien setting, but with more human and AI in the forefront of the story.
Bang, bang. Fizzle. Typical.
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Since about 2000, book jackets have given his name as just Paul McAuley.

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