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Across Realtime

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SOJALS rating:     
one SOJALS point one SOJALS point one SOJALS point one SOJALS point no SOJALS point    Superb (4/5)

I first read this on the 9th April 2004 and most recently on the 1st June 2009

Twitch review

Well first of all this is a con, a trick, a perversion of publishing principles. Look at the review on the back cover

"It's one of the best SF novels of the year".

Ha!

And I bought it, like a fool.

What it is of course, is the two classic novels "The Peace War" and "Marooned In Realtime" republished as a single book - not a bad idea in itself - but there is no mention anywhere that this is the case. The cover -front and back - presents it simply as a single new novel.

Of course it's great, but that's beside the point, since I'd already bought the two novels it republishes.

Loaded on the 23rd March 2011.
    
Cover of Across Realtime
Cover art by Chris Moore



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