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Central Station by Lavie Tidhar
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it was amazing
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Central Station is a collection of intertwined short stories, stitched together to form a sort of mosaic novel about the residents of the titular far-future Tel Aviv spaceport.
Tidhar pays homage to pretty much every golden age/pulp era SF writer you can think of, but the tone (gentler than his more provocative works) most recalls Clifford Simak, especially City.
Though most of the Tidhar's stories stand alone, they also contain various plot threads that weave throughout the different perspective shifts and character arcs, and the overall effect feels like not quite a story cycle and not quite a novel, but more like a collection of lived-in memories that infect the reader's mind.
A unique experience, unmissable for fans of golden age short SF.
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Reading Progress

February 12, 2016 – Shelved
February 12, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
May 15, 2016 – Started Reading
May 21, 2016 – Finished Reading
June 5, 2016 – Shelved as: favorites

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message 1: by Kam Yung (new)

Kam Yung Soh Nice. I've read a couple of those stories when they were published in Interzone.


Gary I read one of the stories, "Vladimir Chong Chooses to Die," in Analog a couple of years ago. That story is still my favorite of the bunch.


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