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Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Palace of Eternity

Next up is a book I knew nothing about until someone mentioned it on SFF Chrons Forum. I got curious and managed to find one on BookMooch. I've only read one Bob Shaw book before, Fire Pattern which is about spontaneous human combustion or SHC.
This book is totally different and is set in the distant future, when humanity has spread over many star systems in faster than light ships called "Butterfly Ships" named for the shape of the intense magnetic fields which spread for hundreds of miles around them.

The writing in this book  is fabulous,very stylish-definitely a keeper! I'll be keeping my eye open for more from this under-rated author!