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I normally enjoy Valente's ornamented prose -- in highly-imagistic novels like Radiance and Palimpsest, it seemed perfectly appropriate to the story she was telling. That's not the case here; the story she's telling is a comic SF romp, and the orname ...more
Rob Hartzell is finished with Space Opera: Eventually put this one down. Normally, I enjoy Valente's ornamented language -- as in Palimpsest and Radiance. I have to agree with other readers, though: It gets in the way of the Adams-esque story she's telling.
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