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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (770 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Bear Narrator: Alma Cuervo Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jacob's Ladder Series Release Date:
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Hugo Award winner Elizabeth Bear has been called one of the best science fiction authors of her generation. In Dust she skillfully spins a classic science fiction trope—the lost generation ship—into a complex and compelling tale of fallen angels, secretive family politics, and sexual taboo.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ginn | 2/19/2014

    " Elizabeth Bear is one imaginative writer. Many of the concepts in this book such as "ship-fish" and the nano-tech angels are new to me and I loved hearing about them. I only wish she wouldn't have explored the incestual relationships that occured. I understand that while being stuck on a space ship for 500 years means that you'd be hard pressed to find someone you weren't related to in some way, but really. That's not a place I care to be taken to; it's a little too open-minded for me. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Leah | 2/4/2014

    " Luscious prose, but the characters are vapid, unsympathetic, fickle, inconsistent, and often juvenile. The world-building is interesting but under-utilized. This read like a first draft: there's a spark of potential, but it needed much more cultivation and care to build to a steady flame. I was so uninvested in the characters that I actually stopped reading with a mere 20 pages to go. Just didn't care how it ended. In my mind, the ship exploded and everyone died. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christian | 12/28/2013

    " Skillfully crafted and completely beautiful. Having said that: not entirely up my alley. But I appreciated it and will pick up the next two, if only to look around in wonder and go, "Whoa." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kris | 12/28/2013

    " An interesting mix of fantasy and sci-fi, I really enjoyed the premise - what happens when a generation ship gets stranded before it gets to its destination? There were some unexpected twists, most of which I enjoyed, although I found the Rien/Perceval thing a little odd. I could definitely see the Amber parallels (Benedick was clearly Benedict, and I got a kick out of seeing Caithness, Cynric and Caitlin mentioned, having played Caitlin in "Seven for a Secret"). It did manage to wrap some things up, but it's definitely the first in a series. I'm looking forward to reading the next book, Chill, when it comes out. "

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