Flesh and Gold

Phyllis Gotlieb
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Flesh and Gold


This was a confusing jumble of aliens and subplots. It's kind of a murder mystery, kind of a noir, kind of a space opera. I had higher expectations of this book as it is written by a woman considered to be the Grande Dame of Canadian Science Fiction. On top of that Ursula LeGuin was a first reader and wrote a high praise blurb for it. But I spent most of this book trying to figure out who was who, particularly, who was really an undercover agent. I thought the writing was passable and the world building insufficient for the number of alien races presented. All in all, a disappointing read.

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