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Starship by Brian W. Aldiss
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Jul 14, 2008

really liked it

I just read this on the beach on Fire Island. I'm a big fan of Brian Aldiss, though I admit he's a spotty writer. The premise--of a generation ship whose crew has forgotten that they are on a starship--is terrific, and it's wonderfully thought-through and very well plotted. This book is also distinguished by having a strong, three-dimensional female character, which is unusual for the science fiction of the late 1950s. On the negative side, some of the writing is clumsy and the ending is a bit abrupt (both common Aldiss problems).
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Paul Marshall Your review make me want to read it! Throw your copy my way homey.

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Jerome Turner aaaand there's the spoiler.

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