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Ovid Revisited by Brian Brookwell
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Read from June 22 to July 05, 2012

2.5 - 3 stars for my tastes. The book has 2 potentially interesting themes: people genetically altered into human-animal hybrids, and an interstellar generation ship designed like a tiny world with a sea & islands. But not enough done with either theme (especially for my tastes) and too many pages to tell what the author does do with them. It's mainly a story of women abducted & made into hybrids wanting to capture the man who did it (400+ pages) and once it's more or less clear they have to take the generation ship to Tau Ceti formally deciding that is what they will do (100 pages). We get to see aspects of the tiny world / ship as the hybrids (scattered among the islands) try to use limited tech available to them to take on the bad guy. But the nature of the story limits how much this is developed. For my tastes, the book started out interesting, but became too stretched out and didn't build on those themes enough.
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