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Flux by Stephen Baxter
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Dec 30, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: british, scifi, own-ebook, read-in-2012
Read from January 07 to 11, 2012

Incredible. Life inside the mantle of a star, where breathable "Air" is actually more nearly a liquid than a gas with a density nearly identical to a human body, where "humans" essentially swim instead of walk. In addition to the hard science fiction aspects, I really enjoyed the contrast between the primitive but wise outsiders with the cultured but ignorant people of the city.

I've enjoyed Baxter's novels, but this was the best so far. The climax kept pushing until the end, and the story had so many intricate points. There was enough resolution for the main characters to give satisfaction, and yet enough left open that makes me want to start reading the next book in the Xeelee Sequence right now.
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