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Bowl of Heaven

Benford, Gregory

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Bowl of Heaven
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A human expedition to another star system is jeopardized by the discovery of an immense bowl-shaped structure in space that leads to hostile alien encounters and profound revelations about humanity's place in the universe.
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0765328410
9780765328410
Characteristics: 412 pages :,illustrations ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Davis, Don (Donald)
Niven, Larry

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Oct 23, 2014
  • adam1999 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Abrupt ending and somewhat disjointed writing make for an underwhelming book from two "masters of SF". I haven't read much of Benford's work but I love Niven's earlier works, which makes this particularly disappointing...

Sep 23, 2014
  • emilitanteadvey rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I am upset with how this book ended so suddenly with no real segway into the sequel, but overall, fairly well written, intriguing, and thought provoking.

Feb 07, 2013
  • mumkin rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Formulaic, uninspired, and worst of all, part one of a series. I hold a grudge against every SF author who contributed a glowing blurb for the cover. This is a stinker.

Jan 05, 2013
  • cocodog rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I was truly disappointed in this book. Benford is better than this! The book is really about a half-book, meant simply to sell others in as series. In order to stretch this short story out into a book, Benford uses long, boring, and unintelligible soliliqys into the thoughts of the principal elien character. Not really "bad" reading, but I wouldn't pay for it!

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