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Review: World Without End by Joe Haldeman (1979)

World Without End

This is a nice adventure story, gets right to it and has some good science and science fiction elements in it. It does not delve too much in the characters by themselves but does the author does play a bit with them, making a good characterization without going overboard.

Unfortunately, the story is unremarkable: a “world” spaceship where the inhabitants are not aware they are in a ship. This was masterfully done by Heinlein way way back, and has recurred numerous times in the Star Trek universe. Also, the different ways the author presents the text is nice and refreshing, but does not do much with it besides delve in technical details or just advance the “adventure”.

I don’t remember much of the story, it has been a while since I read it, and I’m sure because there’s nothing really special or interesting in the text. It is nice for a nice fast read, but the author is seen that even though he does a good effort on doing a good SF story, fails to tread into new ground or even something a bit more interesting. I would do a re-read, but it’s really not worth it.

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