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The Secret City by Carol Emshwiller
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Sep 27, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: bookgroup
Read in October, 2008

You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.

Intriguing premise—second generation alien castways have the opportunity to go to their parents' homeworld. It's okay as far as it goes, but really seems more like a short story. It's all character (good). The tight POV from the two aliens worked well to convey character, but created an insular almost claustrophobic feel. Answers about the homeworld are only hinted at.

Okay, but I was expecting more.

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