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Falling Free by Lois McMaster Bujold
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Oct 21, 2011

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bookshelves: science-fiction
Read in October, 2011 , read count: 1

I bought this book both because it was a Nebula Award winner (1988) and because I've read a couple of her Vorkosigan books and liked them--a long time ago. It put an interesting spin on the contempt that some people have for people who are different, enough contempt to be willing to start thinking about extermination. But this threw more into the pot--business decisions being made based on these twisted emotions. And, of course, all set in outer space. It wasn't the most smoothly written book I've ever read, and at times the writing seemed even inexperienced and the characters pretty simple in their personalities, conversations, emotions, and thoughts. But it moved along fairly well and kept me wanting to read more--by the last few chapters, it was hard to put down.

Someone who likes their science fiction harder and with less annoying character development might like this more; I skimmed a lot of paragraphs that (for my taste) went on too long in describing technological things.

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