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The Wreck of The River of Stars by Michael Flynn
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Jul 30, 2011

it was amazing

An amazing character study. The fact that it's set in space in purely coincidental - this is about the characters, their situation, and the slow-motion car crash it turns into. Dark, deep, absorbing. An easy read? Oh, hell no. I'd read it for a while, go read something lighter, then come back to it.

What gets me is the amount of foreshadowing. You can see the train coming. This character assumes people will say no to an order if it's beyond them. This other character assumes that he'll only be given orders he's capable of it.

"A Greek tragedy in space" is a perfect description. Go find and read a copy, then go buy something new by the author to compensate him. My impression is that this didn't sell well - a damn shame.

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