The January Dancer

The January Dancer

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Hugo Award finalist and Robert A. Heinlein Award-winning SF writer Michael Flynn now turns to space opera in The January Dancer, with stunningly successful results . Full of rich echoes of the space opera classics from Doc Smith to Cordwainer Smith, it tells the fateful story of an ancient pre-human artifact of great power, and the people who found it. Starting with Captain Amos January, who quickly loses it, and then the others who fought, schemed, and killed to get it, we travel around the complex, decadent, brawling, mongrelized interstellar human civilization it might save or destroy, following the searchers for it. Collectors want the Dancer; pirates take it; rulers crave it, and they'll all kill if necessary to get it. This is as thrilling a yarn as any ever in the whole history of SF. This is a story of love, revolution, music, and mystery, and ends, as all great stories do, with shock and a beginning.

Publisher: ©2008
ISBN: 9780765357793


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Mar 06, 2018

I read The January Dancer as part of my 2018 Reading Challenge. It was very disappointing. It is overly detailed and there is no character development.

Feb 20, 2016

interesting and entertaining. definitely plan to read more of his

Feb 18, 2016

What is the Dancer? What price possession? Welcome to the start of the wonderful Spiral Arm series - a space-opera both lyrical and exciting; where the action spans the gamut from inter-planetary invasion fleets to back-alley knife fights. Enter the Celtic-themed worlds of the Three; (Bridget ban, Mearana, and Donavon - The Hound, The Harper, and The Scarred Man) as they follow their own archetypal quests amidst the agent/assassin war between the Hounds vs the Shadows (of Those Of Name!)

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