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The Gap Into Ruin by Stephen R. Donaldson
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bookshelves: novels
Recommended for: sci fi fans
Read in January, 2001

Stephen Donaldson's "Gap" series is one my favorite series.

My father handed me the first one, saying, "This is full of violence and rape and you'll probably hate all the characters in this first book, but the story just keeps getting better."

He was right. The story begins with a space pirate attack on a police ship and the "rescue" of the last survivor on the police ship and concludes with the human race fighting the Amnion, an alien species capable of extreme genetic manipulation. Despite the ever-increasing complexity of the plot (which starts with a three main characters and ends with inter-galactic political intrigue) the characterization is what really makes these stories worth reading. It is a masterful study of hero and anti-hero.
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Suzana Vuksanovic I agree - it is a masterwork of characterisation - and evolving characterisation at that.


message 2: by Bob (new)

Bob Leonard As my son remarked, "The world came to a screaming Holt."


Kate My Dad and I had the same conversation, but with the roles reversed :)


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