The Stars, Like Dust

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A while back, I decided to read all Isaac Asimov's science fiction novels, most of which I previously read umpty-ump years ago.

This novel is a good example of why that might not have been the greatest idea. Althought there are flashes of the Good Doctor's strong points, it's mainly an exercise in page-turning. Nobody ever confused Asimov and Nabokov, but the prose here is amateurish even by my usual low standards. And it's a novellete-sized idea padded out to novel length.

In short, I'd recommend avoiding. But if you have a copy, I note that the cheapest paperback on sale at Amazon is like $12.

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