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    Where to Start?

    I enjoyed the podcast interview with Rick Kleffel, and so bought Gridlinked, Skinner, and Cowl. Does anyone have any thoughts on which one I should read first?

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    As a relatively recent convert too, Intensity, I would go for Gridlinked. As well as being Neal's 'breakthrough' novel, this also sets up lots of Polity stories later - more buying!

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    I'd definately go in chronological order, you'll enjoy them all!

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    Though being a bit paranoid, I would say don't be put off by Gridlinked. It's my first major book and I'll admit to it having some faults. The Skinner is the one most applauded and Cowl is the one on which opinions seem to be most divided.

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    Thanks! Maybe Skinner, then.

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    I nearly picked up Cowl yesterday. But there were several factors against it. It was the only Asher title in the store, which is a huge, national bookstore. Is that usually the case?

    Also, I'd just read the forward to Ursula K. LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness. So that's what I bought. Can you blame me?

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