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Song of Scarabaeus by Sara Creasy
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Oct 01, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: romantic-elements, speculative-fiction

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This is a page turner for science fiction readers who like a bit of romance, not the other way around.

There are romantic elements in Song of Scarabaeus, but not enough to call it a romance per se. This works well because we’re never in Finn’s point of view, and he remains a bit of a mystery throughout the book. The ending is optimistic, but you’ll need to read the next book to get a proper conclusion. That said, there’s no overt sequel baiting in this book—it’s satisfying enough on its own.

The world building is detailed, but you have to read closely to get the subtle nuances between different types of technology, the political issues and the factions involved. To Creasy’s credit, the exposition is done in context, and it’s unlikely to pull readers out of the story.

Who might enjoy it: Science fiction readers who like a bit of romance on the side

Who might not enjoy it: Science fiction readers who like their science to be rigorous
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