Queen of Angels

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Victor Gollancz Limited, Nov 1, 2010 - Science fiction - 373 pages
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In a perfect future a famous poet commits terrible murder. WHY? That crime and that question lead a biotransformed policewoman to a jungle of torture and forgotten gods; a writer to the Bohemian shadows of a vast city; and a scientist directly into the mind - into the nightmare soul - of the psychopath himself. This is science fiction at its best: a detective story, a story of virtual reality entrapments and the coming to consciousness of an Artificial Intelligence . . .

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Review: Queen of Angels (Queen of Angels #1)

User Review  - Rog - Goodreads

DNF. Interesting premise for the story; writing and dialogue was too weird for me to abide. I want to spend my available reading time with a book that is more enjoyable and less of a challenge than Bear's "Queen of Angels". Read full review

Review: Queen of Angels (Queen of Angels #1)

User Review  - Tobold - Goodreads

I've quit books half-read before, usually because they were bad. This isn't really a bad book, I just don't care. Neither the plot nor any of the characters are the least bit engaging. I'm not even bored by it, I... just don't care. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Greg Bear was born in San Diego, California, on August 20, 1951. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from San Diego State University in 1973. At age 14, he began submitting pieces to magazines and at 15 he sold his first story to Robert Lowndes' Famous Science Fiction. It would be five years before he sold another piece, but by 23 he was selling stories regularly. He has written more than 30 science fiction and fantasy books and has won numerous awards for his work. In 1984, Hardfought and Blood Music won the Nebula Awards for best novella and novelette; Blood Music went on to win the Hugo Award. The novel version of that story, also called Blood Music, won the Prix Apollo in France. In 1987, Tangents won the Hugo and Nebula awards for best short story. He also won a Nebula in 1994 for Moving Mars and in 2001 for Darwin's Radio. Both Dinosaur Summer and Darwin's Radio have been awarded the Endeavour for best novel published by a Northwest science fiction author. He is also an illustrator and his work has appeared in Galaxy, Fantasy and Science Fiction, and Vertex, and in both hardcover and paperback books. He was a founding member of ASFA, the Association of Science Fiction Artists. His works include City at the End of Time, Hull Zero Three, The Mongoliad, Mariposa, Halo: Cryptum, Halo: Primordium and Halo: Silentium.

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