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A travelogue through a world where no one and nothing is truly what it appears to be, this novel is another tour de force of extrapolation and SF magic by an author whose invention and energy are rapidly earning him a name in the field. Jablokov is the acclaimed author of A Deeper Sea.
Mass Market Paperback, 376 pages
Published January 28th 1995 by Avon Books (first published October 1993)
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Ian Tregillis
Man, these star ratings just defeat me. I want to give this 4.5 stars for craftsmanship and use of language, and 3.0 stars on plot mechanics.

I bought this not long after it first came out, around '93 or so, but never got around to reading it. I guess I wasn't in the mood for it back in the early 90s; I tried once or twice but never got past the first chapter. (Having finished it, I think now I know why.) But the book stayed in my collection throughout countless moves, and I guess it always sort
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Nimbus is where science fiction meets mystery. Years ago, during the Devolution Wars, Peter Ambrose and seven others were part of the highly top-secret Nimbus group, which was involved in mind control experiments. After the wars the group went their separate ways and Peter actually had pieces of his Nimbus memories blocked. Now someone is methodically killing off the members of the group, launching Peter on a terrifying mission to find out who and why.

You don’t often come across novels that ble
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Alexander Jablokov writes science fiction for readers who won't give up literate writing or vivid characters to get the thrills they demand. He is a natural transition for non-SF readers interested in taking a stroll with a dangerous AI or a neurosurgeon/jazz musician turned detective, while still giving hardcore SF fans speculative flash, incomprehensible aliens, and kitchen appliances with insec ...more
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