Viscous Circle (Book Five in the Cluster Series)
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Viscous Circle (Cluster #5)

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The CLUSTER series of SF adventures is set in a future focused on colonization of distant planets. Sphere Sol is about 100 light years in diameter, centered on the Earthís sun. Surrounding this sphere are other, similar spheres each centered on another star such as Polaris or Canopus. Colonization is accomplished by: instantaneous teleportation, called matter transmission...more
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Published October 7th 2010 by (first published 1982)
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Magnus Itland
I used to have lots of books by Piers Anthony. His playful, punful style and obvious love for the English language was something I enjoyed and found similar to my own writing style. However, I was bothered already then by his overuse of sexual innuendo: In his non-children books, the prose verged on pornography at times. This includes his "Cluster" science-fiction series to some extent, but the last book - Viscous Circle - has the saving grace of being about a species that is so fundamentally di...more
Eric Herboso
Although the book suffers from the blatant sexism of its day, it was forward thinking for its time, and had some very positive messages about what ideals should be truly valued. The science in the book was hit or miss; some parts make it seem like hard science fiction, but other parts are so implausible on their face that it made me wonder why the author attempted to be so scientifically accurate in the more rigorous sections. Apparently, the author wrote this book while going through a serious...more
this book was okay, The character design was great and it was cool and actin packed, but it seemed so tired. This might have something to do with the fact that Piers was suffering from cat scratch fever at the time. Also is this his first author's note, cause that would be pretty interesting.
The last in a series of five, this was a nice way to cap it off. Delved into a lot of ethical issues, which I enjoy. Also had a great Author's Note at the end. Love Piers!
I liked all the cluster books, but was surprisingly bored and more often then not having to force myself to finish, sad that's how the collection ended.
Grade B-. Book C5.
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Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. After graduating with a B.A. from Goddard College, he married one of his fellow students and and spent fifteen years in an assortment of professions before he began writing fiction full-time.

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