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Galileo's Dream
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March 24, 2011
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ambyr
I've put off reviewing this in part because I have no idea how to rate it. It's a patchwork of many books: a historical about Galileo, a time travel tale, an exploration into 31st century anarchist politics, a first-contact story about alien intelligence. Some were exquisite; Robinson's evocation of the 16th century was rich enough to smell and taste, in all its glory and squalor. It made me appreciate Galileo as a person: not a likable one, not a nice one, but one full of real strengths and rea ...more
Christopher
OMG. too long! interesting premise and could have been a good book, but at half the length.
Zana
Mar 16, 2011 Zana marked it as will-return-to-someday  ·  review of another edition