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Saturn's Race

Copyright 2000 by Larry Niven and Steven Barnes

SOJALS rating:     
one SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point    Mediocre (1/5)

I first read this in July 2001.

Xanadu is one of the "Floating Islands" artificial islands being built in a chain along the equator, and nefarious doings are being done in it's name.

That's all I can bring myself to write about the plot. It was a disappointment, especially for Niven & Barnes book. It's nothing to do with the planet Saturn, rather it's an Earth-bound ecological thriller. It's topical with great technology and it's full of action, but it meant nothing to me, and I certainly didn't rate the denouement.

Loaded on the 23rd September 2001.
    
Cover of Saturn's Race
Cover art by Bob Eggleton

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