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Carolyn Ives Gilman’s Dark Orbit will be like presents under the tree on Christmas day for Sci-Fi fans across the globe. In this dark and provocative novel, the Nebula and Hugo Award–nominated Gilman links imagination with history to create one of the most interesting fantasy books of the year. In Dark Orbit, scientists come to explore the cinematic boundaries of a crystalline planet that is supposedly uninhabited. But it’s not. When the crew starts to fall prey to the blind species that owns the planet, the story takes hold of the consciousness with a sharp and feverish intensity. Smart and imaginative, Dark Orbit has just raised the bar for the Sci-Fi genre. After digesting this novel, readers are likely to demand much more from writers of the fantasy form.
See John Aiello’s review here.