Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Review: Galileo’s Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson

Today in January Magazine’s SF/F section, contributing editor Iain Emsley reviews Galileo’s Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson. Says Emsley:
Kim Stanley Robinson's Galileo's Dream is a wonderful beast, managing to come of rather more as a book than an elephant of facts woven together. Though I love Neal Stephenson's Baroque Cycle, losing myself in its intricacies, it came across as alternate history rivet counting -- perhaps weft counting is more appropriate -- to paraphrase the phrase for Hard SF. It was indeed hard, though meticulous, but at times the detail overwhelmed. Galileo's Dream spelunks in a slightly earlier period, covering Galileo's discoveries and subsequent trial, but it deals with much the same area: the entrance of the scientific age.
The full review is here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the comment and review link, but it always helps to present a title that is currently available for purchase.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 7:55:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Linda L. Richards said...

Should that be one of the considerations for review? We don't think so.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 5:36:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nor do I!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 9:20:00 AM PDT  

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