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The Cruel Stars

John Birmingham’s The Cruel Stars makes readers laugh out loud even as it pulls them through an intergalactic battle for the soul of humanity.

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Review of ‘The Cruel Stars’

A good space opera can be many things. It can be funny or deeply philosophical. It can be touching, and it can be gory. John Birmingham’s latest novel, The Cruel Stars, balances all of those things, making readers laugh out loud even as it pulls them through an intergalactic battle for the soul of humanity.

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