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“It's brilliantly written, there's no doubt that Vance really went through an immense thought process while writing Languages of Pao. The story is entertaining and the craftsmanship of the universe, races, planets, languages, traits, etc is seriously something else. I liked the book, but I can't say I want to read it again. Not yet, at least. There's too much intellectuality and, as terrible as it sounds, it takes a bit away from the actual story. What I mean is, that while it is well written and well thought and the story is cool, the fact that there are so many technical elements takes away from the actual point of the story telling. At times it even felt as a text book rather than a novel, not always, but a couple of times.”