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Saturn's Children, by Charles Stross

A post-human space opera riff on a rather notorious SF classic. Tribute or parody? You be the judge.

Saturn's Children

Ace Books, 2008, 336 pages

In Saturn's Children, Freya is an obsolete android concubine in a society where humans haven't existed for hundreds of years. A rigid caste system keeps the Aristos, a vindictive group of humanoids, well in control of the lower, slave-chipped classes. So when Freya offends one particularly nasty Aristo, she's forced to take a dangerous courier job off-planet.

The cover and the story makes a lot more sense if you know your Heinlein.

Also by Charles Stross: My review of Accelerando.

My complete list of book reviews.
Tags: author: s, genre: science fiction, review

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