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24 September 2010

Book Review: First Light

First LightFirst Light by Rebecca Stead
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For better or worse, this book reminded me of Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials series. And not in any way except that Stead created a secondary world that was entirely science fiction and entirely believable.  A world that was more advanced than ours in ways but held onto a primitive ideal at the same time.  A cold world.  With humans and wild creatures as intimate companions.

But there's where the similarities ended.  Stead has no agenda.  She's simply telling a story.  A very, very good story. She's a fine writer and I look forward to more from her pen.


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