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by Emma Newman
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 2 years ago
The novel started off decently - nice writing and a mystery - but by the 40% mark it started to get bogged down. The secondary characters came across as flat. Then the switching between past and present without divulging anything relevant just started to irritate me. The last quarter was just silly ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 years ago
A future SF classic with ambitious storytelling, insightful characterisation and a unique premise. I'd been told that 'Planetfall' by Emma Newman was a future SF classic so I wasn't surprised that it was good. I was surprised about what it was good at. I'd expected that a book called 'Planetfal...
Tellulah Darling
Tellulah Darling rated it 4 years ago
There was so much grief and loss permeating this book that it became this palpable living entity I found myself needing to understand. And the revelations around it are doled out as slowly as the mystery around why the newcomer to this society has the potential to unleash deeply buried secrets. It...
Tannat rated it 4 years ago
If you want some explanations, it's probably best to read my original review. To sum up: strange abandoned alien city on alien planet; the human expedition to check it out has formed a colony at its base. The few weaknesses I experienced the first time around didn't bother me at all this time. May...
Yzabel rated it 5 years ago
[I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.]Science fiction that is more of the social kind than hard, as in, while it was easy to imagine how the colony ran, the story focuses on the main character and her relationships with other people, rather than on a lot of technology. In a way, I liked...
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink
Folding Paper & Spilling Ink rated it 6 years ago
It's really difficult to talk about this book without being spoilery, so forgive me if it seems like I'm dancing around things and being cryptic. Things I loved about this book: Almost everything honestly. Specifically though, the voice. Ren is a compelling unreliable narrator. I really appreciate...
Lillelara rated it 6 years ago
As much as I liked the book up until the 90% mark, the ending fell flat for me and the last time I felt this kind of disappointment I was watching "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull". Maybe you know that feeling: You enjoy something and in the end you are sitting in your chair and y...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 7 years ago
*looks at the cover again, sees what the artist did there, applauds*The story could have a sequel, though it is pretty complete as it stands.Twenty-two years ago, based on a vision from a friend, Renata Shali went on a expedition to another planet. Now Ren works as the colony's printer engineer, ke...
Tannat rated it 7 years ago
Planetfall focuses on Renata (Ren) Ghali, a founding member of the colony that has established itself on an alien world at the base of what the colony members call "God's City." There are religious overtones there, but I wouldn't call all of the colony members fanatics, despite having followed their...
Reflections rated it 7 years ago
Intense, memorable, and deeply captivating, Planetfall manages to be character-driven and idea-filled without sacrificing action and suspense. The story involves space travel, an off-Earth colony 20-some years after its establishment in the shadows of a (mostly) abandoned alien structure, the biolog...
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