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  • Paperback: 178 pages
  • Publisher: WMG Publishing; 2 edition (8 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615811868
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615811864
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.1 x 20.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,406,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kristine Kathryn Rusch is the bestselling author of over ninety novels. She has won every major award in science fiction and fantasy, including two Hugo Awards and the Asimov’s Reader’s Choice Award six times. She was also the popular editor of both Pulphouse and The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. “The Spires of Denon” is set in the universe of her popular series of novellas that started with Diving into the Wreck.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
An entertaining, short mystery on another planet 21 Sept. 2012
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"The Spires of Denon" is a science fiction archaeology-based mystery/adventure novella. It's set in the same interstellar universe as the author's "Diving into the Wreck" and its sequels, although it has no common characters or events and can be read quite independently. In this far future space-faring universe, humanity expanded through the stars, and then for whatever reason retrenched, leaving many relics behind of their past, more technologically-advanced civilizations.

In this tale, we find several different people involved, for their own often competing reasons, in the exploration of an archaeological site. "The Spires," purpose and construction unknown, were left behind by an earlier human civilization. The nature of the site, and what a few of the individual characters are really trying to do, forms the central mystery of the story, which offers a few surprises along the way.

This was an enjoyable read, not so mysterious as "Diving into the Wreck", but a solid story. The primary characters were interesting and I wouldn't mind if one or two of them showed up again in future stories set in this universe. Despite the spacefaring setting, this story is strictly planet-bound.

Overall, an entertaining read. (According to the flyleaf, this story previous appeared in Asimov's SF Magazine in 2009.)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Prequel 21 July 2013
By T. HANELINE - Published on
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Set in her "Dignity Vessel" universe, it precedes other stories. I enjoyed these 'lost future history' stories very much. Makes you wonder how much of our own history has been lost - what we call 'myths' and 'legends' might have really occurred, but in a different more realistic sense.
Entertaining, but a teaser. 2 Mar. 2014
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Enjoyed the read, but finished with a 'is that it?' feeling. I thought it was a tease.
Almost like this was a prologue for another novel. I'd like to read more about this adventure!
Good Novella 25 Jun. 2013
By Bruce 22 - Published on
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Interesting characters and a good plot. I thought that it was a redo of another novella by some other author and got caught flatfooted by the finale. Kind of like an Indiana Jones film...
Pretty good read 15 Dec. 2012
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I really like this author's books. I liked some of her other books better but this was pretty good for a short story, not too short like some I've read.
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