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Book Note: John Barnes, The Duke of Uranium

I read this book about 14-Oct-2002. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2002. This note was last modified Monday, 19-May-2014 16:49:16 PDT.

This is book 2 of the "Jak Jinnaka" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


So far, on page 193, the title character has not appeared. We appeared to be heading towards him, but we just got a major detour. Still a nice-sounding title, though.

This book has thrown a very complex far-future society at us. Well, at least two of them, actually. Two so far, and we're about to get a third I think. Language, customs, fashion, manners, education, technology, and cuisine have changed a lot. And art, and recreation.

I like the main character well enough. We'll see how he works out. Fairly soon, I hope.

Well, the title character never does appear on-stage. The book as a whole isn't bad, but the worldbuilding is definitely the most interesting part.

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