Light

Light

Book - 2002
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On the barren surface of an asteroid, located deep in the galaxy beneath the unbearable light of the Kefahuchi Tract, lie three objects: an abandoned spacecraft, a pair of bone dice covered with strange symbols, and a human skeleton.

What they are and what they mean are the mysteries explored and unwrapped in LIGHT, M. John Harrison's triumphant return to science fiction.
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2002
ISBN: 9780575074033
0575074035
Branch Call Number: SF HAR
Characteristics: 320 p. ;,25 cm

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Ichijo
Jun 21, 2017

An absolutely bizarre and amazing book. I adore books that deal with some of the stranger aspects of science but don't dumb it down with explanations or exposition, they simply assume that if you're reading science-fiction you should know what these terms and ideas mean or reference.

However, if you are looking for a book with heroes, villains or even just undamaged characters - this one is definitely not for you. I don't think there's a single character - main, secondary or tertiary that is not thoroughly messed up.

For some reason some of the reviewers on goodreads label the book as cyberpunk. It is not, oh god, it is so not cyberpunk.

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jessica_ebacher
Nov 27, 2015

This is the sort of book that expects you to keep up, assuming that you will eventually understand it. I found it inexplicable and rather confusing, but enjoyable nonetheless. If you're looking for a weird and challenging novel that's like nothing you've ever read before, you might like this one.

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