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Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh
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Feb 21, 2010

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bookshelves: novels, 2010, ebook
Read from February 07 to 21, 2010

This is an above par space opera.

The pace dragged but it finished with a satisfying bang, leaving me willing to read the next in the series.

It was hard to sympathise with any of the characters for most of the book - from the elite entitlement-hog Konstantins running the station, the self-interested merchanters, the piratical company fleet (some resonance with this era's high-handed military/security activities), the totalitarian Union or the truculent yet wilfully helpless underclass refugees, or the short-sighted Company back on Earth.

In every respect it's a long way short of the quality of Ian Banks 'Culture' novels though.

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