Joan Slonczewski, The Children Star (1999). Over the last few weeks I read or re-read three novels and about 50 short stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, which made a great positive impression upon me. The only other woman science fiction writer I've read in the last few years was Lois McMaster Bujold. I knew that Slonczewski is also a woman science fiction writer, so I checked out this book. However, the quality of writing is so poor, the characters so flat and the plot so illogical that I stopped reading after the first few chapters and skimmed the rest.
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