Wave Without a Shore

C. J. Cherryh
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Nearly A Perfect Little SF Novel...


Nearly a perfect little SF novel. In many ways, I found this reminiscent of Le Guin's City of Illusions. Where Le Guin explores the meaning of truth, Cherryh toys with the individual's perception of reality; how the strength of one person's intellect and charisma can sway the perceived reality of weaker minds. Exploring class structures, racism, and alienation through a solipsistic lens, Cherryh writes a tight narrative that, as I have come to expect from her, starts somewhat slowly, but then builds inexorably to a satisfying conclusion.