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"Grail" Elizabeth Bear

Grail is the final book in Elizabeth Bear's Jacob's Ladder trilogy. I've posted about the previous two before. The first time I read the book I read the first couple of pages, then double checked I had the right book - the start is completely different from what I was expecting! (I should've been a bit more trusting, it's clear by halfway down page 3 that it's the right book ...)

As with Chill it's a bit hard to talk about the plot of this one without spoilers for the plot of the previous ones. The overall structure of the trilogy is that book one is about beginning (resuming) the journey, book two is making the journey and now book three is arrival. Well, one of the overall structures :) So in Grail the generation ship Jacob's Ladder arrives at the destination planet they picked out, only to discover that in the meantime humanity has spread and overtaken them.

Read the rest of the review on my blog.
Tags: author: b, genre: science fiction, review
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