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Book review: Darwinia
Reviewed: Friday, August 11, 2006

Summer reading: Spin
Reviewed: Saturday, August 5, 2006

Reviewed: Tuesday, July 18, 2006

the Omnivoire's Delimma
Reviewed: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

the Golem's Eye
Reviewed: Wednesday, May 31, 2006


the Speed of Dark
Wednesday, November 2, 2005

The Speed of Dark is a work of profound and wonderful science fiction. Like the best of its genre, it plays with the possible in order to question the actual. Elizabeth Moon paints a near-future world where Autism can be corrected before birth. The book follows a group of the last generation of autists (the ones born before the cure existed) and one of them, Lou Arrendale, in particular. You can read the plot summaries and other reviews over at Amazon so I won't do that here. I will say that Moon does a marvelous job raising issues of identity, disability, and personal growth. Even better, she doesn't try to answer them. That's up to each of us.


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