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Still not great though and the writing is rough. However, the book didn’t bring me any feeling of suspense, after the initial foray into the wilds of space. This is just one work of mathematical fiction from the list. Macroscope is a science fiction novel by British-American writer Piers Anthony. Sword Game by H. Even learning what was going on I couldn’t find a plausible reason for sending us that direction.

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I think most people who have read Anthony’s work will agree that the man can come up with some brilliant ideas. Account Options Sign in. Rydra Wong, the gorgeous supergenius poet and linguist, has ended up on this huge spaceship which turns out to be called Jebel Tarik. One rather suspects that both Samuel R. Jebelshe says, means “mountain” in Old Moorish, so they’re ipers Tarik’s Mountain.


Thanks to Daren Scot Wilson for bringing it to my attention! And that was it And then it all fell apart. Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. macroscole


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It is the story of man’s desperate search for a compromise between his mind and his heart, between knowledge and humanity. It doesn’t hurt that the quality of writing is exceptional, either. Add to the Macroscope nuggets like: Anthony makes his home in Tampa, Florida.

More of all the worst of the elements – too much of what was an awful character quirk, too much astrology posing as hard science fiction, too many hops on the soap boxes, too many uses of the deus ex machina, too much awful dialogue. I don’t know that I’ve ever pierx a piesr fiction work so packed with good ideas and so utterly ruined by failings of execution. With time on their hands, Ivo turns to the macroscope and finds a way to avoid being overwhelmed by the destroyer signal. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

What I liked about it: Over time, and with further help from Ivo, the group watches a benign form the entire broadcast, which they come to call “traveller”. Other things I’ve planned to do this evening Feb 06, Jim Hoff rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reflecting his juvenile stories, Anthony has two recurring puns throughout Macroscope: Highly popular because of his science fiction and fantasy works, Anthony is also known for the Jason Striker series and martial arts novels co-written with Roberto Fuentes.

It is, however, chalk full of Anthony at the top of his brilliant, mind-blowing best. Rydra Wong, the gorgeous supergenius poet and linguist, has There’s this trope you come across every now and then in science-fiction books which annoys the hell out of anyone who’s actually interested in language.

How they pull this off and what happens from this point is mind bending. I can’t say enough good things about this book. The book fills a unique place in Anthony’s work as one that has garnered good reviews from hard-core science fiction fans as well as his usual audience of fantasy fans. Leaving you embarrassed for the macroscope, for the book, for Anthony, for science fiction It is a story of coming of age, of sacrifice, and of love.


Using it, they are able to explore space like never before.

Macroscope (novel) – Wikipedia

macrooscope Macroscope whose complicated Space-Opera plot combines astrology with more traditional Sense-of-Wonder concepts like successful SETI and the use of the planet Neptune as a Spaceship. Lists with This Book. So much for people who claim that you can’t write technology-based sf anymore – you just need to have enough imagination to come up with something new and different. Now what’s that supposed to mean?

Portions of Lanier’s poetry are used throughout the book, and in other cases passages of the book closely reflect themes in Lanier’s work. Those without the intelligence to understand the advanced portions of the signal are unaffected. Compound this with nonsense between astrology and astronomy and a grand orgy of gibberish about astrological signsif the reader has no interest whatsoever in astrology, the reader should perhaps stay clear of this overlong pseudo-science foray into astrology.

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