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31 Aug 2005
Alternate Realities - C.J. Cherryh - Tor, 2000
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My final US import, this book is a compendium of three early short novels (Port Eternity, Voyager in Night and Wave without a Shore). I've always liked C.J. Cherryh for her plausible and intense depictions of what life on board a spaceship might actually be like and her subtle subversions of standard golden-age science fiction tropes (the women are almost invariably strong and the men are gentle, sensitive and damaged and must be looked after), whilst finding some of her stories and obsessions somewhat repetitive. These strengths and weaknesses are both in evidence here, but there is an additional streak of philosophical speculation in two of the three stories which lifts them above the normal run of her novels, and indeed of SF generally.
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