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Incandescence by Greg Egan
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Oct 05, 09

bookshelves: scifi-meh, read-in-2009
Read in October, 2009

** spoiler alert ** Okay, here goes.

Book A: standard Greg Egan stuff with hyper-post-human characters floating about the universe. The one "child of DNA" of the group is invited to check out the center of the universe in search of a previously unknown DNA-based life.

Book B: the fore-mentioned life. Small, 6 legged thingys discovering basic physics. They have their own little terms for stuff and are somewhat interesting as a people but NOT as physicists.




(spoilers)

Book A and Book B never directly meet. I slogged through this steaming pile of crap for months off and on and THEY NEVER EVEN MET. I'm a little more than angry about this. Book A indeed lands on the Splinter and interacts with some of the small creatures, but never any of the main ones of Book B. It was SOFA KING disappointing. I could have just read every other chapter and had a great Greg Egan read!!! But no... I had no idea. sigh.

Book A: 4 stars. I really enjoyed that story.
Book B: 1 star. Hatred for this awful story.

I count Greg Egan as one of my top 3 favorite authors. It pains me to give any of his stuff a low rating.
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