by David R. Palmer | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0553245015 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 11/25/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, December 03, 2012
Cover blurbs from Spider Robinson:

"Strongly reminiscent of the best of Heinlein. This is probably the best first novel I have ever seen."


"You, lucky reader, are about to meet one of the most engaging characters in science fiction history - and the best new writer since John Varley - and if you fall hopelessly, shamelessly, head over heels in love, don't say I didn't warn you."

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I'd be willing to read it based on those recommendations, but actually I read the novella before there was a full-length book, so there was no question that I'd buy this when it first came out. I'm still a big fan of Candy and her adventures, although having a macaw live next door for a few years made me think I might not like Terry as much.

I'm still looking for back issues of Analog from July through October 2008 so I can read the serialized version of "Tracking", which is supposed to be a sequel...

Here's another copy on my shelf.

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, December 22, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (12/22/2012 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Since the world hasn't ended, I'm sending this post-apocalyptic story as a surprise wishlist RABCK hitching a ride to California with a bookray.

I like it too much to take a chance on wild releasing it; it's much more fun to send it to someone who I *know* wants it. ;)


I'm counting this as a release for Secretariat's 2012 Never Judge a Book By Its Cover Challenge (week 51: automobiles) and my D for December challenge.

Journal Entry 3 by wingjudygreeneyeswing at San Diego, California USA on Wednesday, January 09, 2013
OMG!!! I can't believe I just opened this package and a copy of "Emergence" fell out!!! I read this book years ago, loved it, and like a good little bookcrosser, passed it along to another bookcrosser, assuming I would get another copy one day. But I had no idea how hard they are to find! Thanks so much, hyphen8, you really made my day! This book may not travel for a while (well, maybe on LOAN).

BTW, I adore Spider Robinson and have read each of his books, but I really detest when a sci-fi author is compared to Heinlein, because with few exceptions, I really can't stand Heinlein's writing. I also don't think this book sounds anything like Heinlein.

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