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Steel Beach - John Varley
Steel Beach
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3.63 80
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780441785650 (0441785654)
Publisher: Ace
Pages no: 566
Edition language: English
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2.0 Steel Beach / John Varley
Fleeing Earth after an alien invasion, the human race stands on the threshold of evolution, like a fish cast on artificial shores. Their new home is Luna, a moon colony blessed with creature comforts, prolonged lifespans, digital memories, and instant sex changes. But the people of Luna are bored, r...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Paradigm Shifting Technology: “Steel Beach” by John Varley
(original review, 1998)I liked “Steel Beach” by John Varley much more than I expected, as the AI is much more insidious that we usually see in most contemporary SF. Most of the others assume that an AI would go rogue, but "Steel Beach" assumes the opposite, that the AI would work exactly as designed...
Mickey Ross and His Books
Mickey Ross and His Books rated it
5.0
An excellent book, with a great world and character build. The story is excellent and very unpredictable, even the ending was a complete surprise to me. One extra side note: one may want to read [b:Stranger in a Strange Land|350|Stranger in a Strange Land|Robert A. Heinlein|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.clo...
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wealhtheow rated it
Just when I thought I'd fangirled Mr. Varley as much as I could, I read this. OMG! Gender, children, our ever-increasing dependence on technology, computer science, depression, the importance of journalism, and lots of little adventures spicing up the great big plot. It's thick, it's thoughtful, and...
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