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City On Fire

Copyright 1997 by Walter Jon Williams

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SOJALS rating:     
one SOJALS point one SOJALS point one SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point    Very good (3/5)

I first read this in September 2000.

The sequel to "Metropolitan", Aiah has left Jaspeer to join Constantine in Caraqui to help establish the new government. This world, whether it's an alternate earth, or some long-lost colony, has rudimentary science relying instead on half-mystical "plasm" energy force for all its needs.

This really is good. Williams draws such fine characters. Aiah and Constantine are so superbly constructed. Somehow, Williams manages to imbue Constantine with an amazing physical presence.

Iím so impressed at the way one follows Aiahís growth and development, and her passion for Constantine.

An excellent book and a worthy sequel to Metropolitan. Just remember: read "Metropolitan" first.

Loaded on the 16th May 2001.
    
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