I just finished reading Nick Sagan's idlewild. A very good first novel, in my opinion, certainly heavily influenced by some of his father's works.(He is Carl Sagan's son.) It felt similar, in some ways, to Zelazny's Amber Chronicles in terms of some of the storyline, and the type and structure of the characters. It however, is nothing like those books in terms of the place and time in which it occurs. The tone of the book was striking to me, and I look forward to digging into Edenborn, the sequel almost immediately, that is as soon as I finish watching the Yankees. If you are a fan of science fiction, I think this book is a must read. I think that Nick Sagan may be one of the best new voices in this genre over the last few years.
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