The Entropy Effect by Vonda N. McIntyre

224 pages first pub 1981 (editions)

fiction science fiction adventurous fast-paced


The Enterprise is summoned to transport a dangerous criminal from Starbase prison to a rehabilitation center: brilliant physicist Dr. Georges Mordeauxs, accused of promising to send people back in time -- then killing them instead. But there's mor...

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Community Reviews Summary of 170 reviews


adventurous 87%
mysterious 75%
tense 62%
emotional 50%
challenging 25%
dark 25%
funny 12%
hopeful 12%
informative 12%
reflective 12%


fast 60%
medium 30%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 57% | A mix: 42%

Strong character development?

Yes: 42% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 28%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

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