From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 11:23:46 MDT

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> > Bonnie wrote:
> > My only regret is that I'll never again have the opportunity to
> > read THE WHITE ABACUS for the first time.
> > (end)
> >
> > Does anyone else think this Damien Broderick guy is really worth
> > reading? Bonnie makes it sound like he is the long-lost brother
> > of Greg Egan!
> I remember well having read books like "The Moon is a Harsh
> Mistress" and "Ender's Game" the first time, and showing up to
> work late and groggy from having stayed up all night because I
> couldn't put them down. I liked "White Abacus", and it was
> quite worth the price of the book, but let's just say I made
> it to work on time that week.

I wrote a review similar to Bonnie's a couple years ago on the list. Broderick
is Egan's literary grandpappy. My first read of The White Abacus was over a
single night, as was the second, but I could actually put it down for days at a
time after the third reading... I'm wondering when Damien is going to figure out
that there is a sequel in there somewhere, likely a trilogy of feudal conflict
there on Psyche.

Mike Lorrey

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