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Beyond Heaven's River
Beyond Heaven's River
Author: Greg Bear
ISBN-13: 9780812531725
ISBN-10: 0812531728
Publication Date: 1/15/1987
Edition: Reprint
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Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
Book Type: Paperback
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Sublime and Inventive to boot., January 11, 2000
Reviewer: Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer (Minneapolis, MN USA)

"Beyond Heaven's River" is a well-plotted novel, something that seems to be increasingly rare in the world of Science Fiction. Maybe it is because it is a sparsely printed, 250 page novel, instead of some 600 page, mini-script, sloppy "epic". For that reason alone it is well worth reading; there can be good, short SF novels. Beyond that, Bear has constructed a wonderfully sublime, if a bit overly vague, universe, inhabited by unseen aliens and filled with motivated, imperial human beings. Within this context, a Japanese soldier, from the early 20th Century is an interesting point of view to follow through the bizarre, soul-searching, (dare I say?) epic.