Posted by : atcampbell | On : January 19, 1999

Bone Wars by Brett Davis

Seven people attended the discussion of Bone Wars. This is an alternate history SF novel about paleontologists who get mixed up with aliens in Montana near the end of the 1800s.

Only three of us had finished the book. We all felt that the book had started slowly, although those who persevered said that it got better later on. From the cover material and the author’s previous work, we had expected this book to

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Posted by : atcampbell | On : January 5, 1999

Murder in the Solid State by Wil McCarthy

Eleven people attended this meeting. This meeting’s book, Murder in the Solid State, is a near-future thriller about a young physicist who has been implicated in the murder of a prominent scientist. Suspecting that the local police intend to do him harm, he evades incarceration as he looks to prove himself innocent and find the real killer.

We felt that McCarthy’s prose style was engaging, and the plot kept us all turning the pages. Some of the characters were memorable and original, particular the protagonist’s best friend. We felt that this was overall a good story

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