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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Joats back, more mature, less nasty but more realistic.
You gotta read the brainship series. They are all entertaining. Stirling tones down the
evil mutants and shows the potential for some reconciliation. Still some nasty folks to
contend with but off set by a new alien and a likable AI. Joat could be a good focus point
for some entertaining tales digressing from the brainships. Her confrontation with her...
Published on 2 July 1997

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the prequel
I bought this to find out what happened to the characters I loved from 'The City Who Fought', which I greatly enjoyed, and I must admit to being a little disappointed. The novel *did* tell you what had happened, but it seemed somewhat contrived in places, with none of the sublty of the first book, and a few parts which seemed rushed. Some of the situations seemed to be...
Published on 20 Mar 2003 by Amazon Customer


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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the prequel, 20 Mar 2003
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I bought this to find out what happened to the characters I loved from 'The City Who Fought', which I greatly enjoyed, and I must admit to being a little disappointed. The novel *did* tell you what had happened, but it seemed somewhat contrived in places, with none of the sublty of the first book, and a few parts which seemed rushed. Some of the situations seemed to be there only to fill up the pages. The ending was abrupt with everything being resolved in a couple of pages.
I'm glad I bought this book (it was a 'Ship' book - I couldn't *not* buy it) and found out what happened to Joat. However don't expect as high quality as 'The City Who Fought' and don't buy it if you are more interested in Simeon/a brainship story, as this is definitly not one; Simeon, and Channa, barely get a mention.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Why did I buy it? More importantly why did Stirling write it, 9 Jun 2001
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Why? Why did I buy it? more importantly why did Stirling bother writing it? I read and enjoyed city who fought. But this limped along from page one. It seems to have been an exercise in tying up loose ends in the least plausible way possible. The characters in this bear only passing resemblance to the first book and so does the story line...
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspired sequel to a brilliant book..., 17 Mar 2001
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Shaun Richardson (Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
I was all fired up for a great story here. The City who Fought was an excellent book, action, depth, emotional - it had it all. Unfortunately, all the elements which are missing from this one. Joat was as flat as roadkill, the story was weak and the overall impression was of a hastily put together money spinner. Bad form, Stirling!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a patch on previous titles !, 12 Feb 2000
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Although this book does tie up some of the plotlines from The City Who Fought, I felt that the book simply didn't "grip" like the preceding book, and was rather dissapointing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Joats back, more mature, less nasty but more realistic., 2 July 1997
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You gotta read the brainship series. They are all entertaining. Stirling tones down the
evil mutants and shows the potential for some reconciliation. Still some nasty folks to
contend with but off set by a new alien and a likable AI. Joat could be a good focus point
for some entertaining tales digressing from the brainships. Her confrontation with her personal devil is skewed enough to be reasonable. No skull sweat but
recreational reading doesn't have to be demanding, read it if you read the rest, you'll be
sorry if you miss it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy the Hardback!, 5 May 1997
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I am a diehard Stirling fan, and this is the weakest of his books. "The City who Fought" was wonderful, and this is just uninspired. I conjecture that working out of his own universe took its toll. Go back and read any of his other books, and give this one a miss. Even Joat is toned down. When she confronts her Uncle, all she does is punch him in the nose!!. Not the old rip their eyes out Joat we knew and loved in "City who Fought".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glad I was able to find this book., 17 May 2014
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Loved this book. Have all the others in the series and was missing this one. Good to read an actual book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story, 29 Sep 2013
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love this book almost as good as Anna Mccaffery but not quite - she is sadly missed but still the story is good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arrived promptly, 26 May 2013
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Mrs. Elaine Wilson (Aberdeen, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This arrived very quickly. It is in very good condition. I agree with some other readers that it is not a very strong storyline, but nice to find out what happened to Joat.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The story continues., 21 Feb 2013
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An excellent sequel to "The City That Fought". Joat faces a real dillema and an old foe. A must read, especially if you read the first story.
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