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Cities in Flight by James Blish
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Aug 17, 2008

really liked it
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This is a review of the first two books of the quartet. The first is in a style I have come to expect from Blish; a rather high brow and deep philosophical discussion masquerading as an eventful piece of pulp. Dubious science fiction is carried off by a presentation indebted to a knowledge and understanding of real science, unlike many modern approaches where any attempt to explain the nature of advanced technology is not forthcoming. The book does take oblique looks at two common Blish themes: religion and the search for knowledge, which are closely interwoven in Black Easter, A Case of Conscience and Doctor Mirabilis.

THIS REVIEW HAS BEEN CURTAILED IN PROTEST AT GOODREADS' CENSORSHIP POLICY

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Buck Ward I read your full review. There are perhaps things there that some may not agree with but it certainly didn't seem inflammatory or even controversial. Was there something that Goodreads made you remove? Or did you remove part of the review in protest? If so, what policy are you protesting?


Robert Buck wrote: "I read your full review. There are perhaps things there that some may not agree with but it certainly didn't seem inflammatory or even controversial. Was there something that Goodreads made you re..."

You should check out this:
https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
(no need to read more than the first page)
and this:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...
to explain the situation I was protesting about.


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