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The Inverted World by Christopher Priest
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Aug 05, 11

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I read this in 1981 - and thinking back so many years, I realise that it was the book that kindled my love for physics based science-fiction, and how we might have to adapt if we lived under different laws of physics. It is a gem, and has hardly aged after so many years. The protagonists are well rounded, their society well portrayed, and the extrapolation of the implications of a different physics have been carefully thought through. It is obvious that this is a work that was several years in gestation and not hurridly dashed down on paper - Priest says in the afterword that he wrestled with teh concepts for eight years, and discussed them with mnay of his friends.

It is a classic, a must for any serious science fiction connoisseur.
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