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Emphyrio 19 - Jack Vance
Emphyrio 19
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Gollancz SF Masterworks trade edition paperback vg+
Gollancz SF Masterworks trade edition paperback vg+
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781857988857 (185798885X)
Publisher: Gollancz SF Masterworks
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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CDRBill rated it
A quick enjoyable read about a hero rising to challenge and change the status quo that has been in place for over 2000 years.
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target acquired rated it
Ghyl Tarvok is the son of a kindly but distracted woodworker on Halma - a planet that is ruled by an aristocracy, tightly managed by its public welfare department (which incorrectly calls its governmental system a "Welfare State"), and exhibits traits of a dogmatic but not entirely authoritarian the...
FriedEgg rated it
With a somewhat slow beginning, I gradually found myself more engaged with the story and immersed in the dystopian, theocratic vision Vance created here.The intransigence of the bureaucratic regime, the resistance to change and the desperation with which people will cling to the status quo when they...
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