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Cover of Das Haus der Sonnen by Alastair Reynolds

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DAS HAUS DER SONNEN
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


       House of Suns
© 2008

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AUTHOR(S):

       REYNOLDS, Alastair
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PUBLISHER:

       HEYNE

ISBN: 978-3-453-52569-6
YEAR: 2009
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: german
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TRANSLATOR(S):


Norbert Stöbe
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COVER ILLUSTRATION:

       Nele Schütz Design
Content

An interesting, multi-layered read revolving around the idea of "families" of clones of one person exploring space. Family reunions are part of the scheme and obviously it turns out bad for one family. Problem is: When you live for millennia, you are bound to forget things. Some you are meant to forget, some not.

The story is dealing with different forms of morality and truth, and also has a nice, almost Asimov-ian robot subplot woven in.

Of course it's a crime novel with a whole bunch of "who-dunnit" twists, but at 600 odd pages, they all seem to have their place. "House" moves on steadily of not too swiftly in parts.

But if you like clones, very long time scales and threats to the whole of humanity (+ a happy end of sorts), and if you don't mind a constant love-story, this is for you.

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