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"The Clockwork Rocket" by Greg Egan

The Clockwork Rocket, which is the first volume in Greg Egan’s brand new hard science fiction trilogy Orthogonal, is a book with three different but equally important focal points. On the one hand, it’s the story of a young woman who also happens to be a very alien alien. On the other, it’s a novel about a planet—a very alien planet—on the cusp of tremendous social change. And, maybe most of all, it’s a book about a universe with, well, alien laws of physics. Greg Egan successfully weaves these three threads into one fascinating story, but be warned: if you don’t like your SF on the hard side, The Clockwork Rocket may be a tough ride for you. Hard as it may be, it’s worth sticking with it, though.

Read the entire review here!

Disclaimer: got a free copy of this novel for review from the publisher.

Next up: I'm reading "Sword of Fire and Sea" by Erin Hoffman, and working on a couple of new reviews both for tor.com and FanLit.


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