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Fascinating book

I actually saw an ad in my Gmail compelling enough that I clicked on it, today. It was for this book:

"Clementa" by Jim Martin

Either the world will be even higher tech in the future than it is today--for better or worse--or it will be much lower tech on account of some disaster. No other realistic possibility has been imagined in our fiction. Until now. The just-published novel Clementa portrays a world in which humanity, having made an epochal shift from science to resology, from agriculture to omnifostering, thrives in harmony with a flourishing nature. Deeply thought out and engagingly detailed, this fresh new world nevertheless keeps to the background of the story. Clementa is a thrilling epic of rebellion. To tell you who rebels against whom would be giving too much away; suffice it to say that both sides clearly descend from a long-familiar opposition. Being an epic, Clementa has a cast of thousands, and a few score of them appear by name (in a novel of only 377 pages). The prominent characters are listed at the beginning of the book. Their names are spelled the Italian way, but a video on clementanovel.com teaches you how to pronounce them. From among this cast we get to know several characters well. As they bring the story to a pitch we soar with them in moments of triumph and grieve with them in moments of tragedy. They do some admirable things and some horrible things, some smart things and some dumb ones. In that respect, people born into Clementa s fresh new world aren t so different from us today. --Ian Randal Strock, SFScope

Too bad the library doesn't have it.

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ianrandalstrock
Nov. 25th, 2009 07:21 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting that, otherwise, I would never have known that someone is putting their words in my mouth. That isn't a review: it's the press release that was sent out with the book. On SFScope.com, I list all the books I receive for review (this one appeared on this page: http://sfscope.com/2008/07/books-received-july-2008.html, in July 2008). This book was clearly "received", but I never reviewed it, and those aren't my words. I've asked Amazon to take down the "review".
fayanora
Nov. 25th, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
It didn't claim to be a review, it was the book description.

But it still sounds like you might want to have words with whoever put it there.
ianrandalstrock
Nov. 25th, 2009 07:33 am (UTC)
Actually, it's listed as an Editorial Review. I've already e-mailed Amazon customer service, but based on past experience, I'm not hopeful for a quick resolution.
fayanora
Nov. 25th, 2009 07:37 am (UTC)
Hmm... well, I wish you luck.

BTW, how'd you find your way to my LJ, out of curiosity? :-)
ianrandalstrock
Nov. 25th, 2009 07:59 am (UTC)
A Google alert on my name.
fayanora
Nov. 25th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC)
Ah, cool.
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