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Cosmonaut Keep by Ken MacLeod
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Dec 10, 2009

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bookshelves: hugo-nominee, read-2010, science-fiction
Read from November 13 to 17, 2010

The first in the Engines of Light trilogy, Cosmonaut Keep is the story of a group of political renegades/refugees who develop the first human faster-than-light space travel based on alien technology. It is interspersed with the tale of the descendants of this first group of rogue colonists who are attempting to rediscover this lost technology. It features both dinosaurs and super-intelligent space squid, both of which I am discovering turn up in modern sci-fi at an unexpectedly high rate. All in all, an interesting enough story to make me consider reading the rest of the trilogy.

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