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Nocturne by Jus Neuce
Review by Edward Carmien
Aio Publishing Company Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 1933083018
Date: 28 September, 2005 List Price $14.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

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There are no heroes of the obvious sort in Nocturne, just a pair of office minions who work at jobs required of them as the consequence of placement tests, tests that are one of the many ways the small human society on a far-away planet controls its populace. Yet in the way those who are ground finely by their environments still rise to the occasion given the chance, Kellen and Graham work in their own way to understand their always-dark, tidally locked world and to make a difference.

Nocturne is a classic forgotten colony filled with forgotten people; Earth is said to have spawned them and forgotten them. It is a forgettable place, a watery planet with one face turned always away from the sun, and that face the only safe place for humans to inhabit. Though the story begins with an explosion it is not a story of action. It is in the tradition of C. J. Cherryh a sere tale of inner turmoil, a story of politics and power in a society that is palpably nearing a breaking point of some kind.

(Source: Aio Publishing Company)

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