Monday, October 19, 2009

Review of In the Hall of the Martian King, a 2003 novel by John Barnes

A few years ago, In the Hall of the Martian King (2003), a science fiction novel by author John Barnes about a secret agent named Jak Jinnaka and his hunt for a document known as a “lifelog,” was reviewed for the SF Site by noted critic and anthologist Rich Horton.

Horton concluded, in part: “As with all the novels in this series, the wheels-within-wheels of the plot are almost exhausting, and not quite believable. But Jak is an interesting and ambiguous character, well worth reading about. The action of the books is quite enjoyable, even if not always what it seems on the surface.”

Rich Horton maintains the blog The Elephant Forgets.

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