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Old 09-22-2010, 09:06 AM   #1
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What genre is this?

"Evolution" by Stephen Baxter

It was one of my favs from college, so I'm targetting it for d/l once it hits the iPad (it's on the kindle)...

Anthropologic Fantasy/Sci-Fi?

Whatever it is, I like it and recommend it... fascinating read. Any recommendations to books like it out there?
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:09 AM   #2
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"Evolution" by Stephen Baxter

It was one of my favs from college, so I'm targetting it for d/l once it hits the iPad (it's on the kindle)...

Anthropologic Fantasy/Sci-Fi?

Whatever it is, I like it and recommend it... fascinating read. Any recommendations to books like it out there?
I am pretty sure its Science Fiction, not Fantasy. Baxter's ideas usually are rooted in science somewhere.

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Old 09-22-2010, 10:11 AM   #3
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When the synopsis said "mega Michener like" I was hooked.

I love Micheners's style of writing.

Thanks for the heads up..
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:15 AM   #4
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Good to have your new company, Matthew. Like Grandma, I'll go for a mega-Michener. Must take a look. Best wishes. Neil
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:40 PM   #5
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Given the scope of the book, I'd say it starts out as "Historical Fiction" and ends as "Science Fiction". I found it a thoroughly enjoyable read.
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:33 PM   #6
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Obviously science fiction. But thanks for mentioning it-- I read it a while back and thought of it once in a while, but never could remember the name, and google key word searches never helped me.

As for the book, I thought the story up to the presentish was very good, but the projections of future evolution pretty lame.

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Old 09-23-2010, 12:21 AM   #7
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Good to have your new company, Matthew. Like Grandma, I'll go for a mega-Michener. Must take a look. Best wishes. Neil

I'm with Neil and DG.

If I was given a choice of books to take on a desert island, included would always be 'The Source' by Michener.

*Sigh* Now to see if Evolution is available in ebook, and available in Oz.

Cheers
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I'm with Neil and DG.

If I was given a choice of books to take on a desert island, included would always be 'The Source' by Michener.

*Sigh* Now to see if Evolution is available in ebook, and available in Oz.

Cheers
Awesome book........have you read "The Covenent"? or "Centennial"??
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Awesome book........have you read "The Covenent"? or "Centennial"??
I've read them years ago as pbooks and loved them. In the move gave boxes of books to Animal Welfare.

Have been trying to clear the decks, even though we moved into a bigger house. I've always seemed to work a**ways round.

Cheers
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