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The Snake Oil Wars or Scheherazade Ginsberg Strikes Again (Snake Oil #2)
by Parke Godwin
Barion and Coyul are at it again... This time, they've been discovered toying with evolution. Barion has been summoned back to answer to the Council for their transgressions and Coyul is left behind to clean up the mess...
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published July 28th 1989 by DoubleDay
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Oct 20, 2009 Terence rated it it was ok
Recommended to Terence by: SFBC purchase
The decidedly disappointing sequel to Waiting for the Galactic Bus. It probably would have been better (from a reader's if not a publisher's point of view) to have wrapped up the loose ends with an additional 100 pages or so of story in the first book.
The follow-up to Waiting for the Galactic Bus has Coyul taking over Topside after Barion is banished, and dealing with another bigoted American fundamentalist. Godwin tries to make Lance Candor his own character, and he's not the racist Roy Stride was, but it still feels like a bit of a rehash. A trial ensues after Lance bombs Coyul's office, with Marcus Aurelius serving as judge and two unidentified historical figures as lawyers. While Godwin drops hints about who the attorneys are, I actually ...more
this , although written very well, wasn't near as good as the first book (waiting for the galactic bus). it seemed like the auther had an anti-religion undertone, that was more important to express than the actuall storyline. i dont recommend it, unless your just completely bored and it is the only book around.
Parke Godwin was an American writer known for his lyrical yet precise prose style and sardonic humor. He was also known for his novels of legendary figures placed in realistic historical settings; his retelling of the Arthur legend (Firelord in 1980, Beloved Exile in 1984, and The Last Rainbow in 1985) is set in the 5th century during the collapse of the Roman empire, and his reinterpretation of R ...moreMore about Parke Godwin...
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