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The Songs Of Distant Earth by Arthur C. Clarke
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Nov 06, 09

bookshelves: science-fiction, fiction, arthur-c-clarke
Recommended for: Arthur C. Clark fans
Read in January, 1990

I am a big Arthur C. Clarke fan. Still, this would count as one of his lesser works for me. The characters and plot aren't especially memorable.

The premise is a faraway planet populated by humans who were shipped there as frozen embryos. So it is certainly a relevant topic. Passages of the novel have a lyrical quality. I like that. Still, on a deeper philosophical level it doesn't resonate with me the way 2001: A Space Odyssey and Childhood's End do.

Regardless, it's a good yarn in fine Clarke fashion.
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