Book - 2005
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This debut novel in a hard-edged, inventive military science fiction trilogy features a very unusual heroine dealing with international politics in a world greatly altered by global warming.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2005
ISBN: 0553587501 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: S BEAR
Characteristics: 324 p. ; 18 cm


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Nov 04, 2017

The GOOD: Female protagonist who restores cars, tries to restore shot, drugged, and stabbed teenage gangsters, and copes with her failing mechanical arm and degrading bone and joint replacements while her 50th birthday looms. Dark paramilitary space program run by shady people I wouldn't let cat sit for me. Alien technology. Everyone is lying.

The BAD: Bear starts out with too many characters and has to (or gets bored and wants to) kill off a few, but that is because this whole book is just the preamble to the actual story with begins in book two--so 400 pages of exposition, and the story stops at a point that feels like mid chapter. I will probably read the next book, but I doubt I will invest much thought in the characters other than the central three.

Jun 30, 2010

A fascinating story that has it all. A great read!

neko Aug 22, 2009

A series that included AI and cybernetics to tell a messy, complex, and richly human story.


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