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The Hugo Award-winning SF saga is now available in one complete trade paperback edition, containing Cyteen: The Betrayal, The Rebirth and The Vindication. "A psychological novel, a murder mystery and an examination of power on a grand scale, encompassing light years and outsize lifetimes".--Locus.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 1995, c1988
ISBN: 9780446671279
Branch Call Number: CHER
Characteristics: 680 p. : maps


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Nov 20, 2018

At the risk of sounding like I'm telling you which of my children I love more, I think this is my favorite book of all time. It has all the elements described in the (rather dry) summary, but it is so much more than that. There are layers upon layers to this story: Politics, environmental concerns, murder, multiple love stories. At its center it is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who knows every single thing about her life before she's even lived it, because she is a genetic replica, and moreover a science experiment. I love the characters, I love the pacing and the characterization, and I love that every time I read it (7x and counting) I understand something new. Highly recommend.

May 28, 2013

C.J. Cherryh is a great author whose work is often hard to find. This novel is extremely complex but well worth the read. The story centers around the genetic replicate of a brilliant genetisist who struggles to live up to her predecessors reputation and fight against her darker urges while trying to survive in a highly political scientific community where all motives are suspect and few can be trusted.

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