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Lagrange Five (Lagrange #1)

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The Wide syndrome It is the not-too-distant future. The space colony Lagrangia, on the moon's orbit, is an idyllic utopia of parks, mountains, streams and blue skies. Lulled by its beauty, citizens can sometimes forget that the 'stream' are recycled water, and the 'blue skies' are titanium strips bound together. But there are a few who can never forget. There are the victi ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 227 pages
Published October 1st 1979 by Bantam Books (first published 1979)
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Brad
Apr 16, 2010 Brad rated it liked it
My first impression of Mack Reynolds, based on his Utopian Sci-Fi novel Lagrange Five, is that he is a man who cares deeply about equality -- economic equality, racial equality and gender equality. But knowing that doesn't make Lagrange Five any less difficult to read.

For all his love of equality, Reynold's story is packed full of uncomfortable language and conventional, '70s era gender and race roles (most of which, sadly, continue into our time). The trouble is that the excellent points Reyno
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Alessandro Balestra
In un lontano futuro la Terra è un pianeta destinato a morire, sconvolto dalle guerre e dall'inquinamento, solamente le enormi stazioni orbitanti di Lagrange offrono ai pochi coloni terrestri che le abitano una vita serena e prospera, in un mondo artificiale molto simile ad un vero e proprio paradiso. Solo pochi eletti hanno il privilegio di vivere a Lagrange. Mentre una strana epidemia si diffonde tra gli abitanti della colonia spaziale, Rex Bader, uno squattrinato investigatore privato, viene ...more
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Entertaining. Jejune social theory. Everybody uses the word wizard as a universal epithet--annoying.
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Nov 24, 2015 Jack rated it it was amazing
This was my first Mack Reynolds read. I fell in love with his dystopian utopia's and his brilliantly modest main character, that is constantly proving that too much emphasis on IQ doesn't necessarily make you a good critical thinker or "smart".
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Dallas McCord "Mack" Reynolds was an American science fiction writer. His pen names included Clark Collins, Mark Mallory, Guy McCord, Dallas Ross and Maxine Reynolds. Many of his stories were published in "Galaxy Magazine" and "Worlds of If Magazine". He was quite popular in the 1960s, but most of his work subsequently went out of print.

He was an active supporter of the Socialist Labor Party; his
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