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Dying of the Light by George R.R. Martin
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May 03, 09

Read in May, 2009

George R.R. Martin starts with a great setup - the exposition at the beginning is excellent, but sadly the rest of the book does not live up to the opening. Although the setting is potentially incredibly epic with its human civilization spanning dozens of star systems, unlike A Song of Ice and Fire, but very much like Fevre Dream, the book focuses on an very small cast of characters (3ish) and does so in a scope where their actions only affect their own lives. I really wish he would have written about the war and times that set up this universe, rather than this blase personal tale.

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