Posted by : atcampbell | On : January 20, 2004

Kiln People by David Brin

Thirteen people attended this discussion with another emailing comments. Eleven people started the book and 8 finished it. Everyone had read something by Brin before.

In this future people can duplicate themselves into clay “golems” that retain thoughts and memories of their original. These duplicates can go out into the world for a day and work, play, commit crimes, etc., then go home and unload the day’s memories for the owner to enjoy or discard. The novel starts out with a hard-boiled detective framework, as Albert Morris, PI, is spinning off duplicates to

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Posted by : atcampbell | On : January 6, 2004

Paper Mage by Leah Cutter

Ten people attended this discussion and one person emailed comments. Everyone read some part of the book; only half the group finished it. This is the author’s first novel.

Set during China’s Tang Dynasty, the novel is centered on a young girl’s struggles with duty, magic, warring groups, dragons, and family demands. Despite being hired to protect a caravan with her magical skills, Xiao Yen does not operate from a position of power. She might win in combat against a rat dragon but she still

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