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The New Tower of Babel – My Review of “Central Station” by Lavie Tidhar appeared in Europa SF

There is no danger in revealing the plot details for this fix up novel. Not because it has no plot. The plot is not what drives the reader to turn page after page. It’s a typical atmosphere book where the lavish texture of the world and the rich inner life of the characters are the main attractions.
The thirteen chapters stand up well on their own and indeed, versions of all but two of them have been published in various venues, including the Year’s Best anthologies edited by the late Gardner Dozois. The common setting and the characters that pass from one piece to another bring the stories together. Yet, the chapters reveal to the reader very different facets of the world and of the characters.

See the rest of the review at: http://scifiportal.eu/pinocchio-in-space-a-review-of-central-station-by-lavie-tidhar-valentin-ivanov/

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