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Strings

3.52  ·  Rating Details  ·  124 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Alya's hunches were never wrong. So the scientists of 4-I were happy to promise her a place in the next offworld colonization team if she agreed to assess the potential of the latest worlds they had discovered. Then she met Cedric, the grandson of 4-I's brilliant and tyrannical director, and for the first time ever she began to doubt her uncanny intuition.

Cedric dreamed of
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Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 14th 1990 by Del Rey
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Robert Runte
Jul 03, 2012 Robert Runte rated it really liked it
Shelves: canadian-sf-f
Review from 1990

Once started, I had real trouble tearing myself away from Dave Duncan's lastest novel. Strings is an intriguing thriller which keeps the reader guessing right up to the last page.

"Strings" refers to the windows to other worlds opened by a technology based on superstring theory. The catch is that these windows are openned strictly at random, and once a string is broken, it can never be recaptured. Consequently, Earth has a very limited period in which to explore each new world, de
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Jenne
Mar 14, 2007 Jenne rated it liked it
Ancient weird SF
Sean Randall
May 27, 2013 Sean Randall rated it really liked it
I love the way Duncan gives you a young character and so expertly hurls them into these breathtaking situations. he's been doing it well for a quarter of a century and I'm hoping he shows no sign of letting up; I read Strings to commemorate the fact that I put in a pre-order for his next work out in September.

I think chapter 15 was one of my favourites of the book, it sizzled along brilliantly. I did find that Alya was a bit too quick to change gears, that got me a bit, but that's the only nigg
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Interesting with some depth and complexity.
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