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Steel Beach (Eight Worlds, Bk 2)
Steel Beach - Eight Worlds, Bk 2
Author: 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, restless, suicidal -- and so is the computer tha...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780441785650
ISBN-10: 0441785654
Publication Date: 8/1993
Pages: 566
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3.7 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed Steel Beach (Eight Worlds, Bk 2) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Classic Varley! While not part of his "Eight Worlds" future history, it shares much of the same background. The characters are fantastic and Varley's future tech is, as always, stunning.
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Helpful Score: 4
Highly entertaining. However, it really drags in places and it took all my endurance to finish. Glad I did, though!
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reviewed Steel Beach (Eight Worlds, Bk 2) on + 21 more book reviews
This book was fantastic. I hadn't read John Varley before, but having read this I'm very much looking forward to reading more of his "Eight Worlds" series. It was very interesting to me reading about the techological advancements from people living on the moon.
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Very interesting - the plot was very original.

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