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K-Machines by Damien Broderick
Review by Sam Lubell
Thunder's Mouth Press Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 1560258055
Date: 12 March, 2006 List Price $14.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

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August Seebeck is a Player in the Contest of Worlds. But nobody will tell him the rules. All the worlds (plural) a stage, as he jumps from universe to universe. And yet, he begins to doubt, are the Players really the Played?

K-Machines is the sequel to Godplayers which I thought showed a lot of potential but still had rough edges, most notably how no one ever explained to the hero what was going on. I assumed that would be rectified in the second book. It was not. Such confusion can be tolerated in the first book, the traditional set up volume in a typical trilogy. But the second book is supposed to provide the explanations, reveal the background, and answer the reader's questions. And K-Machines fails in that regard.

(Source: Thunder's Mouth Press)

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