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Mirror for Observers
by Edgar Pangborn | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by UrbanSpaceman of Kingston upon Thames, Greater London United Kingdom on 5/24/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by UrbanSpaceman from Kingston upon Thames, Greater London United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 24, 2006

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This book is part of the following of my reading list projects:

* David Pringle's 100 Best SF Novels [#16]
 


Journal Entry 2 by UrbanSpaceman from Kingston upon Thames, Greater London United Kingdom on Thursday, July 06, 2006

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An unusal and literary science-fiction novel, atmospherically written and deeply humanistic in tone.

30,000 years ago the Martians moved from their dying planet to ours and hid themselves away. Long-lived, but few in number, through the millenia they have (after suitable surgery) gone amongst humanity as observers waiting for the time when they would be able to reveal themselves safely. At the start of the book, the martians have discovered a young human of genius capability who they think may develop society-latering philiosphies. The protagonist is the observer sent to watch the boy. However, there is a renegade martian who wants to use the boy to assist in his plan of getting the human race to destroy itself so that the Martians may inherit the planet. The novel then becomes almost an allegory for the fight between good and evil, set against the backdrop of plausibly extrapoolated post Wordl War 2 Earth.
 


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