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The God Engines ? Barely enough material for a short story.....
on 17 June 2010
I must confess that as a Scalzi fan - I thought "The Androids Dream" magnificent, not to mention the "Old Man's War" trilogy - I couldn't wait to read this. What a disappointment ! 136 pages of large print - with opening lines of each chapter in Even Larger Print - some very dodgy drawings - and several blank pages - pad out what would hardly make a short story into a very threadbare novelette, not worth the asking price. I can't deny there are some brilliant ideas (what else would one expect from Scalzi ?) but my overall impression was that he couldn't be bothered to expand them into a proper novel. Maybe he had something better to do, but that's hardly fair on us fans of his writing. So overall: save your monmey, don't buy this. Something better will turn up soon..... something that will take longer than an hour to read.