I read this book about 17-Jun-2015. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2010. This note was last modified Wednesday, 24-Jun-2015 19:47:07 PDT.
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Looked kind of interesting on the shelf in the library, although I don't have a history of huge excitement with Greg Bear.
A bit under 150 pages in, the plot may finally be starting to show at least shadows starting to fade in. But I'm afraid that by now I'm done; needed to be more interesting sooner, or hook me better when it finally does.
Coming out of cold sleep, or something, in a ship that appears to be broken and malfunctioning, out between the stars. Meeting a few people and aliens (and were there aliens on the ship to begin withb? Being largely amnesiac, the protagonist never considers this issue).
The protagonist actually may not be human either. Also it looks like whatever made him (maybe it wasn't cold sleep) has made a lot of him, and the girl, and some other characters. He gets hold of "his book" and reads some things about his previous incarnations, all of which end unexpectedly in the middle of a paragraph (which seems unlikely; wouldn't you do book updates in reasonable safety, and not get caught three times in a row?).
Besides, it's in first person present tense. Yuck.
So, another one bites the dust.