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Michael Cobley

Author of Seeds of Earth

32+ Works 1,491 Members 44 Reviews

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Works by Michael Cobley

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Nova Scotia: New Scottish Speculative Fiction (2005) — Contributor — 63 copies
Other Edens 2 (1988) — Contributor — 39 copies
Shipbuilding: New SF from Scotland (1995) — Contributor — 23 copies
Conflicts (2010) — Contributor — 21 copies
Cinema Futura (2010) — Contributor — 19 copies
Drabble Project (1988) — Contributor — 17 copies
Science Fiction Eye #08, Winter 1991 — Contributor — 1 copy

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Finished this because I wanted to finish the series.

It's one of those series of books where, yeah, I guess it was a distraction/entertainment to read... but, ehh.
 
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dcunning11235 | 6 other reviews | Aug 12, 2023 |
I wanted to like this more than I did, but all I can honestly give it is two stars. The first book was better, though still not great; the writing there was clunky, here in the second book it is grinding the gears.

Now I'm two books in and I know I'm going to read the third, just to finish. I have a weakness for hard sci-fi and space opera and the like... so fingers crossed.
 
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dcunning11235 | 5 other reviews | Aug 12, 2023 |
This was good, but by no means great. The writing could have been... I dunno what to call it exactly. Everything is written in a fairly simple form; declarative sentences, everything described. Characters and their relationships are very thin. Periodically, you'll hear or read of writing described as being written at a "college level" or "high school level." I'd say that this book could comfortably be enjoyed by someone in middle school.

That said, I like the story arc. And it is good pop sci-fi! Good summer reading, or reading between more serious stuff. Not everything has to be a timeless classic :)

Three/five stars.
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dcunning11235 | 16 other reviews | Aug 12, 2023 |
I'm not really certain why I had trouble following this book. It wasn't really holding me -- but that could have been external circumstances as much as the book.

Insofar as the book itself goes -- it's got the elements of really epic space opera that I truly enjoy converging on a single point, and I'm thinking I may end up enjoying book two even more than book one. Slow burn, yes -- but I think it'll be a good one.
 
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lyrrael | 16 other reviews | Aug 3, 2023 |

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