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The Starry Rift by James Tiptree Jr.
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bookshelves: fiction, science-fiction, read-2012, reviewed

This is very old-fashioned science fiction, which makes it hard for me to read it as anything but a curiosity. It's clearly more about ideas than about constructing a realistic world -- the characters are flat, the exposition is painfully communicated, the pacing is odd. The ideas are interesting (I particularly enjoyed the bits about alien reproduction), but not enough to make me really engage with the stories.

Noted as a specific curiosity: I was several times amused that these future space-faring humans communicated by... sending each other cassette tapes through space. HELLO, 1980s!

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Reading Progress

February 5, 2012 – Started Reading
February 5, 2012 – Shelved
February 5, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction
February 5, 2012 – Shelved as: science-fiction
February 9, 2012 – Shelved as: read-2012
February 9, 2012 – Shelved as: reviewed
February 9, 2012 – Finished Reading

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