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on 23 January 2013
I like sci-fi movies, or on tv, but when it comes to books, no matter how much I want to like it, it somehow comes across as dull & rather heaving goind which always perplexes me because the subject matter is so very imaginative & new. Perhpas it's all the exlplanation of alien things that gets in the way? I don't enjoy the other extreme either - soap operas in space. Eastenders is depressing enough on earth!
Galactic Exploration however, is one of the few adult science fiction novels I've really enjoyed. A great blend of the personal & the known with the impersonal & alien environment of space. The central human story is maintained through centuries of space exploration by the very clever device of maintaining the same characters through their clones. Each has their own life & story while still being influence by their original history. The form of the book - written in three distinct parts - also keeps things fresh, while furthering the story & avoiding all the boring bits inbetween. The writing is very good & having three distinct settings allows the reader to really get into the each scene. I'll be looking out for more of Cawdron's exciting, innovative, unboring, unsoapy sci-fi!