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Shinkei (Space Demons Trilogy #3)

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First there was Space Demons. Then there was Skymaze. Now there is Shinkei - a game so powerful it has the potential to make thoughts, desires and even dreams come true. A game with an embryonic intelligence that needs the minds of others in order to grow and expand.

Its creator, Professor Ito, knows it must be destroyed, but not before his daughter Midori and the four othe
Paperback, 215 pages
Published 1996 by Omnibus Books
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21/7 - Would definitely not be reading this if it weren't for the fact that I own it. If I hadn't paid money for this (a whole 20 cents), if I had borrowed it from the library, I would be returning this unread without a problem. But, at some time in the past the plot struck my fancy and so here I am, reading it. I found the first book in the trilogy to be average and from the blurb, I expect this to follow pretty much the same path, but I'll receive it worse because I've already read the story ...more
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Nov 16, 2015 Anne Hamilton rated it really liked it
Shinkei - nervous system or channel of the gods.

I read Space Demons so long ago, I don't remember it. So this last in the series might has well have been a standalone book for me.

Under normal circumstances, I'd probably rate the book just three stars. But about halfway through, it started to have a special fascination for me in terms of my research into names. Gillian, from Julian, is a name long connected with labyrinths. Gillian Bore or Julian Bower was a medieval name for a unicursal maze.

Jun 22, 2009 Hannah rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens-books
Shinkei was noticeably weaker than the previous books, Space Demons and Skymaze - the complications arising from the creation of the THIRD evil, scary game, and the change of setting to Japan, made things rather more confusing that it needed to be. Rubinstein was better off in the first two installments, where the story was simple, but was interesting and drew you in. Still, it was a fast-paced, intense read, and definitely a must-read for those who enjoyed the first two, if only to find out how ...more
Dec 22, 2015 Mic rated it it was ok
Shelves: phs-fiction
The weakest of the trilogy.
If Space Demons spent 60% of its time inside the game, and Skymaze spent about 45%, Shinkei spends only about 5% or less, and it's not for the right reasons. It's so drawn out, and tiresome. It lack all the impact and message of Space Demons or even Skymaze, which was also not very strong.
Also, the Epilogue feels tacked on, and needless in many ways. It's like the author read her work back, and realised there's a possibility someone might ask for a sequel, so she put
Dec 26, 2008 Rebecca rated it liked it
By far the best of the Space Demons trilogy. However this book is still a poor reward for wading through the previous two. New characters are introduced and Japanese culture is very much a part of the story (which is refreshing after two books of 1980's and early 90's Australian culture). The plot is much more lavish in scope and several loose ends are tied up. What I thought was a particularly nice touch was the last few pages were devoted to giving a brief synopsis of what happened to each ...more
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