Book Reviews of Steel Beach (Eight Worlds, Bk 2)

Steel Beach (Eight Worlds, Bk 2)
Steel Beach - Eight Worlds, Bk 2
Author: John Varley
ISBN-13: 9780441785650
ISBN-10: 0441785654
Publication Date: 8/1993
Pages: 566
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Paperback
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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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A intense book about a colony on the moon straded by an alien attack of earth through the eyes of a journalist and doubter of the colonies artificial paradise.
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This is one of my favorite sci-fi books!
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Another great book from my favorite sci-fi writer. John Varley is so inventive and creative -- also really interesting in person if you get a chance to meet him, maybe at a book-signing. I started in 1980 with the Titan/Demon/Wizard trilogy, and have read all of his books since then. Highly recommended! Try also his short stories -- A Persistence of Vision, The Barbie Murders, etc.
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The man can write! Has been compared to Heinlein,well . .maybe not that good . . yet, but his books are thought provoking. Well worth the time.
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Seldom, in my 40 years of reading SF, have I encountered a book that I didn't think was worth the effort of bothering to finish. After 150 of its total 560 pages, this one made the short list. Not my cup of tea.
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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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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 that monitors their existence....
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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 that monitors their existence...