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Hard sci-fi wolf in fantasy sheep's clothing,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Family Trade (Merchant Princes) (Taschenbuch)
The Merchant Princes saga hits the ground running and maintains a break-neck pace over all of the four books that I have read. Don't let the mounted knights with MP5s fool you: Stross has created a lively and living world of intelligent extrapolation and high adventure firmly rooted in the grand "what-if" tradition of classic science fiction.
The heroine is highly intelligent, and she does the reader the favor of never sacrificing common sense for the sake of the plot. In fact, the book feels much more real than many ostensibly rooted in reality. Yes, the world-walking conceit is lifted whole from Roger Zelazny's Amber series (homage!), but it feels as fresh as anything Stross has written -- high praise indeed.
After barreling through the first four books at the cost of much sleep, my only complaint is that Stross will never be able to write more books in the series as fast as I can read them! He should stop visiting conventions and get to work.