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on Dec. 18, 2011 :
I enjoy hard science fiction set in space so I eagerly purchased Fugitives From Earth. Not only did the book fulfill its promise and deliver a good story, filled with extrapolations about what our future will look like it also, surprisingly, introduced women as the primary characters. Furthermore, these women were portrayed realistically with both flaws and virtues. Enmeshed in the political maneuvering of various factions they took me from Earth to the outer planets in search of both a solution to a mystery and revenge. This is a large book, and not a quick read but the pay off was worth it, the end tied it all up neatly and I found myself looking forward to the next novel by this author.
(reviewed the day of purchase)