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Fearful Symmetry

Auhtor: Ann Wilson

Language: english
Published: 1992

Genres:

creative commons,  post 1930,  science fiction
Downloads: 23
eBook size: 479Kb

Review by O. Brown, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Fearful Symmetry':

The setting for the story is sci-fi (multi-planet empires interstellar war etc) but the story itself revolves around interpersonal connection detachment and the demands people place on themselves: it is not an adventure story. It carries some of the early-twentieth-century shades of sci-fi as a vehicle to examine the human condition -- rather than much of sci-fi today -- and on that level this story works and is enjoyable much the say way books such as Alien Dark are.

Excerpts from the Book 'Fearful Symmetry':


... deemed it vital to the survival of the Traiti race. It wasn't the goal of the mission that disturbed him, as much as the means. In the war between the ...
... seven of them, with insignia indicating what Intelligence evaluations said should be six troopers and a junior officer. They were unarmored but otherwise ...
... What could be so bad it'd cause that kind of a reaction.. Females on a ship that might have into battle gone. No race insane enough to that allow ...
... Then he realized they probably hadn't asked. The first Ondrian colonists had thought the cloudcats unintelligent predators why shouldn't the Traiti ...
... Gesturing, he asked, What's up.. Hovan motioned him to follow and led the way silently until they were on their way to the meal hall. At last, he ...
... the betting or the matches, which meant that few of the Traiti considered him a real fighter. He was regarded, he thought, as they would regard a youngling ...
... taste, from what most Imperials would consider barely decent to full-coverage robes. They did have one other thing in common. Much to Tarlac's ...
... one of the two glasses she held and handed it to him, then touched his forehead. Hovan had told him about this it was part of the adoption. It wasn't ...
... apart - has to be objective and impartial. I'm not, any longer.. What will that mean, when you to your Empire return.. Hovan had zeroed in ...
... turned to understanding. Daria, you should have told me.. And make your First Sharing a thing of duty instead of joy. No, es'ruhar. That would ...
... some kind of shoes, though his feet were simply too tender for him to walk fifty kilometers barefoot, even through this open, leaf-carpeted forest. ...
... his small clan overwhelmed by others that allied against it. He had visions of that horror: the attack, killing all the fighters the rest of the adult ...
... began the process that would end with the dissolution of its own personality. Kranath screamed and fell to his knees in a moment of terror as he ...
... ruhar . . . and I am sure you will - . Will what. Tarlac interrupted bitterly. I thought it was bad enough, trying to take the Ordeal and bring ...
... to believe that. Was it the speed of his Ordeal, then, which surprised him too. Or was it that a human had been given Kranath's Vision. No matter which ...
... was possible - thinking it was inevitable. Do not dishonor his memory - instead, represent his Empire at his leavetaking.. What the hell - You ...
... full day, without sleep or food, and he felt the effects. It would be over soon, he thought tiredly. The Lords had promised an honorable peace, so ...
... puzzled, then shook his head. No, sir, I haven't. Why.. How many women would you say Ch'kara has. It's typical.. I didn't see many, sir, ...
... Palace as well as he could without actually telling them what to do. He was in the control central again, at the communications console. Activating ...
... be spontaneous, and he asked me to say he regrets not being able to tell you, and hopes you understand.. I am not surprised, Hovan said, though ...