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An excellent book unencumbered by Diskworld,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Dark Side Of The Sun (Paperback)
Before Diskworld became famous and took over his career, Terry Pratchett wrote this - an excellent spoof of Ringworld.
Aged 11, and reading the original New English Library edition (with a stylised robot insect on the cover) I thought this book was fantastic - a wonderfully rich and beautifully described universe populated with strange races and amazing devices. Breathtaking.
Aged 20, having read Larry Niven, and the rest of Mr. Pratchett's work up to that point, I went back to it and read it again. And laughed.
Laughed and laughed and laughed.
This book is such a skillful work that it can be read just for the story, which is compelling, or the universe, which is amazing, or for the spoof, which is hysterical.
Read it. Then read 'Ringworld'. Then read it again.
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Initial post: 14 Mar 2009 16:06:20 GMT
P. Dunbar says:
Ooops. Spoof of Ringworld? Surely you are thinking of Strata by Terry Pratchett.
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