Friday, May 20, 2016

Book Review: Insistence of Vision

Insistence of Vision: Stories
David Brin
Science fiction

This is a short story collection consisting mostly of minor works. That said, minor works by David Brin are generally better than anything you'll find, say, here. Bring your brain; don't look for deep characterization, except perhaps in the Uplift novella "Temptation". A couple of these stories are strongly reminiscent of other works: the title story recalls Robert Silverberg's "To See the Invisible Man", for instance. The best entry here is the very good "Mars Opposition".

Brin has two outstanding collections: Otherness and The River of Time. Not new, but totally worth reading.

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