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Wall Around a Star (Cuckoo Saga)

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Butterflylike aliens had brought Earth into the galactic culture. But she was a poor relation, valued only for the living human bodies she rented out for whatever purposes her nonhuman customers desired.

Then Cuckoo was discovered. Millions of miles in diameter, less dense than air, it had a solid surface that wa
paper, 275 pages
Published January 12th 1983 by Del Rey
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Jun 30, 2012 Kerry rated it liked it
"Wall Around a Star" is a direct sequel. Almost forty years ago I read "Farthest Star" by Pohl and Williamson. I was intrigued by the tachyon transmission of duplicates of people as a method of exploration. I was somewhat intrigued by the various aliens created for the novel. I was sort of interested in the "artifact" that the explorers were sent to. Months after I finish the novel, I read a review and discovered, since the reviewer used the term, that the artifact was a Dyson Sphere. This made ...more
Oct 05, 2014 Jeff rated it it was ok
It was okay.
Sep 16, 2011 Steve rated it it was ok
This was supposed to be a sequel to Farthest Star, which I really enjoyed, but it was disappointing. The writing style is different, the plot from the orginal book is dropped and replaced with an amateurish invasion story. My guess is it was ghost written by a hack amateur and the original authors put their names on it and pocketed the cash.
Sep 26, 2014 Mike rated it did not like it
You can cut and paste my comments from the first book on this one.

I really wanted it to be great, but it was just wasn't there.
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Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning over seventy years. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited Galaxy magazine and its sister magazine IF winning the Hugo for IF three years in a row. His writing also won him three Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993.
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