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Thomas Cromwell vs UFOs

By

Mark Thirlwell

17 March 2010 09:35

A bit of very long aircraft travel recently gave me the chance, like Sam, to try out the much-recommended Wolf Hall. Not surprisingly, given the recommendations, I did quite enjoy it, as lengthy historical novels go. 

It is a bloody long lengthy historical novel, though. And I have to confess that I'm sort of with Kim Stanley Robinson here: I had much more fun with Yellow Blue Tibia. The latter has interesting things to say about politics, including some musings on late Soviet-era stagnation and paranoia, the uses of manufactured external threats, and the links between communism, UFOs and science fiction.

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