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Saturn's Children by Charles Stross
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Oct 28, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: e-books, sci-fi, 2010

Saturn's Children is a book that I've wanted to read but have avoided because of the really embarrassing cover. Let's face it, a middle-aged woman would really look silly reading a book with big-boobed bimbo on the cover. Fortunately, this is 2010 and I've acquired an e-reader that allows me to discretely read anything, no matter what the cover looks like.

Charles Stross has been a hit-or-miss author for me. Saturn's Children falls strongly into the "hit" category. It's a hard sci-fi, post-human action thriller. In other words, it has something for everyone. If you dig a little deeper, you can find some really good stuff to feed your higher intellect. It raises questions that it doesn't answer and doesn't need to. The answers are the reader's job.

Now, I do have to give a word of warning. Saturn's Children does contain a significant amount of kinky robot sex and is definitely not for children or those with delicate sensitivities.
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Reading Progress

October 28, 2010 – Started Reading
October 28, 2010 – Shelved
October 28, 2010 – Shelved as: e-books
October 28, 2010 – Shelved as: sci-fi
October 31, 2010 –
page 36
November 1, 2010 –
page 88
November 2, 2010 –
page 111
November 3, 2010 –
page 153
November 4, 2010 –
page 188
November 5, 2010 –
page 237
November 8, 2010 –
page 284
November 8, 2010 – Shelved as: 2010
November 8, 2010 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Vegan Ha! So, the cover is indicative of the contents.

Sandi Yes, it does. It's like James Bond in space without James Bond.

message 3: by Jeffrey (new)

Jeffrey Its funny Sandi. I was just in B & N over the weekend and how many vampire urban fantasy novels has some hot looking woman wearing jeans a cut off top or corset or some such or a bare midriff and holding either a gun or sword. Its uncanny -- its like every novel thats an urban fantasy now has the same girl. So while I agree on this cover -- I think its jus one of many.

message 4: by Tamahome (new)

Tamahome A sequel comes out in July:

Sandi Tamahome wrote: "A sequel comes out in July:"

I'll be there. At least the cover isn't embarrasing.

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