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Monday, March 9, 2009

Finished the Gap Cycle

Tonight, I finished reading This Day All Gods Die by Stephen R Donaldson, the final novel in the Gap Cycle. This is probably the most straightforward of the series, tying up all of the political machinations with a spectacular conclusion. If you haven't read this series, and you are a fan of sci-fi, do so. The novels are well written, though fairly heavy in terms of psychological and physical abuse. The aliens in the series, the Amnion are a frightening race, coldly logical and unemotional in their dealings wiht humanity and their desire to devour human identity into their own through mutagens which turn humans into Amnion. How a bunch of broken humans can dig past their own scars and trauma and transcend such suffering to save humanity becomes what this novel is all about. I hope readers will enjoy this series as much as I did.

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