I read this originally in paperback and thought it was an excellent tale, figured this and the rest of the "uplift" collection were a must for my kindle.
Brin is a fantastic sci-fi writer who paces his stories well with an extremly vivid imagination in a well defined and thought provoking universe.
This is the first in a second "uplift" trilogy and takes a fairly big departure from the first trilogy. It was fairly slow to start and takes some getting
into but is definately worth persevering with. Some old friends and enemies make apperances in a new enviroment. I would recommend this series of tales to any sci-fi fan and am
looking froward to re-reading the next two volumes which I am happy to say I only have vague recollections of , so will be able to approach them from a nearly new perspective.
My biggest problem with this edition is the number of typos in the text, whilst still readable it does detract from the story a bit because Brin uses many "invented" words
and it can be somewhat awkward deciphering intended and unintended changes. On the strength of the number of typos I would have given it 4.5 stars but feel that would be harsh for
such a wonderfull story. Hopefully there will be an update in the future that will correct some of the enormous number of typos. This would improve the delivery of this tale no
end and put it back in a position to fully desrve the 5 stars I've given it.
- Paperback: 720 pages
- Publisher: Orbit; 1 edition (2 September 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1857233859
- ISBN-13: 978-1857233858
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 4.6 x 17.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
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