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Longer

2.80  ·  Rating details ·  5 ratings  ·  4 reviews

"This is why I read science fiction."—Daryl Gregory

In Longer, Michael Blumlein explores dauntingly epic topics—love, the expanse of the human lifespan, mortality—with a beautifully sharp story that glows with grace and good humor even as it forces us to confront deep, universal fears.

Gunjita and Cav are in orbit.

R&D scientists for pharmaceutical giant Gleem Galactic, t

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Kindle Edition, 234 pages
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Tor.com
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Christine Sandquist (eriophora)
This review and others can be read on my blog, Black Forest Basilisks.

“Death was a journey, composed of little deaths, little steps along the way. Sometimes the steps were close together, tightly packed, and death came rapidly. Sometimes they were spaced far apart, and it approached at a crawl. Suicide offered a choice of speeds. it was the ultimate in self-determination.”

Longer is a poignant, uncomfortable, and genuine snapshot of life, death, and the threshold between the two. It is simply wri
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Evelyn
May 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-release, 2019, arc
Unfortunatley I was not a fan..

Full review: http://evelynreads.com/arc-review-lon...
Elizabeth
Thank you to Tor.com and Netgalley for providing me a copy of this story in exchange for my open and honest opinion.

“An island of bliss in a sea of amnesia”

This story touches on some important issues. What it means to live. What it means to die. When do you live enough life? Classicism. Love and marriage over a long period of time. Yet, even with its loftier goals of deep discussion and narrative, the story falls bitterly, and entirely flat.

The story involves four different characters over the c
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Tina Panik
Succinct and intelligent, this is reminiscent of Waiting for Godot, but set in space.

This was an ARC.
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