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Sea of Silver Light by Tad Williams
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Jan 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: sci-fi
Read from January 03 to 23, 2011 — I own a copy

This was a great book/series. I use "book/series" because the author intended it to be a single story, but it was impractical for a number of reasons to put out a 3000 some odd page novel. The books flow well together, and as an added bonus, there's a synopsis of each previous book in the beginning of books 2-4. I wish more authors would take up that practice when publishing huge stories (Wheel of Time *cough*).

On a side note, I find it interesting that some of the issues Williams touched on, such as net neutrality, are in current headlines. This was published 15 years ago. While I can't say that I wasn't aware of the internet's existence back in 1996, Williams was clearly leagues beyond me. The characters are extremely well developed, too, as is pretty well every idea presented.

***spoiler alert***

I find it a bit unrealistic that so few of the "good guys" died, but it's not enough to deter me from rating this highly or recommending it to others.

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Phil I agree! I can't believe how insightful and pertinent many of the issues addressed in the series have and will very likely become.

Did he really intend this to be one book?!! Talk about scope creep..;)

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