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Cyteen by C.J. Cherryh
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I enjoyed this book very much. It fascinated me on a level that I find myself following in Cherryh's footsteps even though this is really the first of her major works (second overall) that I've ever read. That's cool, but scary, but not surprising, given that authors I do love and admire have found such a strong influence is Cherryh's work. I think, sometime when I really want to study the entanglement of science and plot and character, I may re-read this beast and really study it. Not for the writing style, because as I mentioned, there's a lot of flaws that I think are mostly due to the time it was written, but for just about everything else. Because it is fascinating, it is complex, and the characterization has a way of singing by time the book is over. I enjoyed this enough that I'm willing to give her other Hugo-award winner, Downbelow Station a shot, but even though I just picked up my copy, I probably won't get to it for a while. I need time to process the beast first.[return][return]For the full review, which does include spoilers, please click here: http://calico-reaction.livejournal.co...
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