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Reprint from Inksome: More Reviews

posted Aug 2, 2008

I think this is general enough not to need a cut.

Sun of Suns
by Karl Schroeder is one of those annoying books where there are all sorts of things to fascinate - an air balloon the size of the Earth containing breathable atmosphere, an artificial sun in the middle and smaller ones here and there, colonies drifting about with the air circulation currents or tethered to orbital bodies, pirates, empires, a general steampunk feel (and a certain amount of physics blandly ignored to be sure), war, love, revenge, murder, deadly plots and secrets, all that stuff...  but though I cannot point the finger at any one thing, it just never quite gelled for me.   A rather bland interest in seeing how it all came out did allow me to finish the book, and I'm glad that the author had the sense to actually provide a decent ending though with plenty of room for the next book in the pipeline, but while I wish the surviving characters no ill, I don't really care what happens to them next either.  Sigh...

On to Through Wolf's Eyes by Jane Lindskold.