Brightness Falls from the Air
is the second of Tiptree's two novels.
Though less intense than the short stories, it shares similar themes.
Here, however, too many ideas and devices — two kinds of aliens, time
travel, genocide, torture, various kinds of drugs — are deployed and
too much is contrived to fit them all together. It would, however,
be churlish to harp on the problems. Brightness Falls from the Air
is an impressive novel, and it is only in comparison with some of the
short stories that it pales a little.
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