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I'm a computer programmer who has been writing fantasy and sci-fi since I was fifteen. The Thaumatology series is, therefore, the culmination of 30 years work! Wow! Never thought of it like that.
on Aug. 28, 2013 :
If there's one things Niall does well, it's build deep, interesting worlds. This book goes in a new direction, with space opera instead of contemporary fantasy, but many of the characteristics that mark his writing previous to now remain present—and that is not a complaint.
The majority of the book is the journey of a woman who comes into enormous power, and attempts to re-establish herself amoungst a multitude of outside influences. Just like in the Thaumatology series, the protagonist's companion is a omnisexual bon vivant and there are three to four major powers engaging in politics behind the scenes.
Fair warning for puritanical American readers: this is a fairly libertine fiction, and there is a fair amount of non-explicit sexual action. Think something like Hamilton's Merry Gentry series—or anything by Shirow Masamune.
Strongly recommended for transhumanists or fans of SFCs.
This review has been cross-posted.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on July 14, 2013 :
I think the Tags and description is a bit wrong.
It is a Lesbian Porno book with some SiFi story around the sex.
Half the book is Sex between women. Still it is a good book, but it should be labeled as Lesbian Sex Book with some SiFi story around.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)