Posted by : atcampbell | On : September 20, 2005

Pandora’s Star by Peter Hamilton

Eight attendees with six people starting the book but only two finished.

Five people had read Hamilton before and quite enjoyed the experience. This book was not counted among his best, however. Comments like “1,000 pages of small print” and “He could teach Umberto Eco how to do description,” dominated the discussion. At one point, struggling to find some good, a reader brightly

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Posted by : atcampbell | On : September 6, 2005

Hammered by Elizabeth Bear

Eight people attended this book discussion. Six people started the book with five finishing it. This was the author’s first book.

Hammered in this case is the name of a lethal street drug. Although the novel starts at the urban street level it soon leads out to the world and beyond. The obvious connection with Elizabeth Moon’s “kick-ass women in military SF” books

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