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Venus by Ben Bova
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Aug 25, 08


I almost didn't finish this one. In fact, I only stuck with it because I'd paid for a used copy. It just isn't a very good book. The main character is a typical protagonist, except the fact that he has a debilitating illness; there's your typical skeptical, asshole character, a villain, a love interest, etc... I found myself being able to predict the plot too easily and just not really caring what happened to ANYONE in the book. I got it because I'd heard a bunch of stuff about Bova being one of the "masters" of scifi. Well, I guess I'll give him the benefit of the doubt since it's the only book by him I've read. If he is a master, then I guess this means masters can make some pretty big mistakes in their career.
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