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Ghost Devices (New Adventures) Mass Market Paperback – 6 Nov 1997

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: The New Adventures (6 Nov. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0426205146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0426205142
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 10.9 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,267,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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On Canopus IV the locals worship the Spire and talk of gods who can see through time. When Benny arrives, the planet is on the brink of collapse as militant zealots attempt to spread their faith through a holy war. Benny must solve the mystery of the gods and a culture dedicated to destruction.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Simon Bucher-Jones has really outdone himself this time. After the appalling ‘Death of Art’ a year earlier, I thought his writing couldn’t actually get anymore smug and puffed-up; but lines such as: ‘A thundering headache was gathering behind her eyes, but oddly it did not seem to matter’ – just made me want to cringe. I suppose this kind of thing is inevitable with such fan-boy fiction; however Christopher Bulis’ Tempest (the next in the series) is outstanding in comparison, and shows that there really is no need for such gratuitously pompous prose. Unfortunately, as a completist, I am duty-bound to read this drivel – however as someone once said: ‘things…can only get better…’
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not Bucher-Jones' best 26 Feb. 2000
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The basic idea of Ghost Devices is brilliant, but it falters somewhat in the execution (something common to many of the post-Doctorectomy NAs). It's certainly not a bad book, but it's not the author's best; the MacGuffin in "The Death of Art" was just as good and the plotting was much smoother.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Douglas Adams meets Iain Banks' "the Culture" 1 Dec. 1998
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I enjoy the style of both authors, and found that Simon Bucher-Jones did well in providing a story with both humorous and thought-provoking societal and science elements.
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