Steel Beach

by john varley | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0399137599 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tomj of Lawton, Oklahoma USA on 6/17/2002
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by tomj from Lawton, Oklahoma USA on Monday, June 17, 2002
John Varley has long been considered one of the best SF authors, and this novel deservedly made the Hugo ballot after being published in 1992. The setting is the moon (where many of Varley's stories have been set.) The first chapter, by the way, is entitled "Exciting New Contest! Win Free Sex!" and it has this opening line, "In five years, the penis will obsolete," said the salesman.

Journal Entry 2 by tomj at Goodwill Store, 53rd and Cache Road in Lawton, Oklahoma USA on Tuesday, June 18, 2002
Released on Monday, June 17, 2002 at Goodwill Store, 53rd and Cache Road in Lawton, Oklahoma USA.

Book club edition, in good condition.

Journal Entry 3 by helmel from Lawton, Oklahoma USA on Saturday, July 6, 2002
Haven't read sci-fi in a long time, but I enjoyed reading this book (once I got past the shock of the first sentence :-D ).
I gave the book to my brother visiting here from Texas who will "release it" after he reads it.

Journal Entry 4 by borg from Coppell, Texas USA on Saturday, September 28, 2002
Used to enjoy science fiction but haven't read much in several years. If this book is representative of "good" science fiction these days, I'm not missing much. I had the sense that there was a good story somewhere in this book but it never really got rolling for me. Will give it to my business partner.

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