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BOOK Manifold: Space

PDF Õ BOOK Manifold: Space FREE ↠ АКО ТЕ СЪЩЕСТВУВАТ БИ ТРЯБВАЛО ДА СА ТУКТова е парадоксът на Ферми относно съществуването на извънземниТе не са тук следователно не същесвуват Така вярва Рийд маленфант доват към Земята?Пред лицето на опасността Маленфант се отправя на самотно пътуване за да установи контакт с тяхКато всички добри научнофантастични книги Пространство провокира въпроси чак до шеметната си кулминация Маленфант е един от най запомнящите се образиSFX Not a light read This book gains mega points for having a coherent although complex storyline which for the most part is believable Someone I know said to me that the difference between sci fi and fantasy is that sci fi tries to convincingly justify the new technology something Baxter does extremely wellThis is a long read and it does drag in places But if you're interested in the Fermi Paradox and vaguely believable sci fi then this is right up your street

MOBI Ì ✓ Stephen Baxter

вата система Немото ги нарича гайджин и те изглежда се самопренасят от система на системаИ двамата си задават един въпрос защо сега? Защо накъдето и да се обърнат телескопите в дълбокия Космос виждат знаци че извънземните разрушават светове? И тези знаци приближа This book can be confusing at times specially because there are like 5 characters you have to keep track of and they often hop into different planets and star systems without much continuity between them the characters So is recommended at least to write down the name of each character and where they are at the moment when reading the book It can be also engrossing and slow mainly because of the above or because the big chunks of Hard SF in each chapterpage I would not recommend this book to people who don't have that much of patience for engrossing details or want some of human drama or a light and easy to follow story because that would be difficult to find in here It delivered what I was looking for and I liked it overall 42

Stephen Baxter ✓ Manifold: Space READER

Manifold SpaceАКО ТЕ СЪЩЕСТВУВАТ БИ ТРЯБВАЛО ДА СА ТУКТова е парадоксът на Ферми относно съществуването на извънземниТе не са тук следователно не същесвуват Така вярва Рийд маленфант докато един японски изследовател на Луната не открива доказателства за чужд интелект в Слъче Two and a half starsThere seem to be several traditional pitfalls in writing cosmic scale SF One is picking your audience so you don't explain too much or assume too much of the technical background Another is how to explain without introducing lectures and pulling your reader out of the story A third is characters to give your story meaning and impact you have to populate it with characters the reader can follow and care about; but how do you establish interesting characters without taking the focus away from the larger story? And finally for any story involving first contact how do you do an interesting job of crossing territory that has been familiar since the time of H G Wells?Baxter doesn't do particularly well in skirting any of these pitfalls but his overall concept does provide some moments of vision and even pathos The start though is not very promising We get a rehearsal of the arguments behind the Fermi Paradox and some evidence that We Are Not Alone in the solar system Here I had a real sense of going through the motions again or perhaps I was the wrong audience Baxter does a fair job of exposition but there's no sense of mystery or excitement or fear In fact throughout the book his writing rarely aspires to be anything than prosaic and functional The striking phrase the sharp image the poignant memory or expression of real passion are notably rare among Baxter's clear grey sentencesSo we complete the process of finding and meeting the visitors who are in fact reasonably original if not especially interesting To be fair some aspects of these aliens anticipate Peter Watts' Blindsight—in the same sort of way a new born cub anticipates a prowling tiger Gradually a newer and darker vision emerges maybe a bit too gradually I was reminded of the fact that parts of the book had been published as separate shorter works Much of the middle felt choppy and not fully integrated A world is being poisoned by chlorine releasing microbes—which for some reason Baxter calls chlorine fixers—as though it is the victim of a surreptitious planetary ecocide This suggestion of secret malice is never developed and runs counter to what we learn later A serious inconsistency concerns Madeleine who after centuries spent travelling through interstellar portals suffers from Dislocation Her pain responses have become disconnected from her awareness she cuts herself without knowing and dares not take a hot drink for fear of scalding her mouth She reluctantly agrees to undertake another portal trip on the understanding that it could now be used to reverse her Dislocation So we await her reaction—anger at betrayal relief at a cure delight the freedom to cast off her protective exoskeleton the taste of hot coffee ? No Her Dislocation is never mentioned again as though we were expected to forget it had ever appeared—or as though the author himself had done just that And as a different kind of glitch colonists on Mercury retreat into an underground chamber to wait out a threat The walls of this chamber are glowing red hot Some readers might recognise such a chamber as a black body cavity; others as a roasting oven; still others as hellSome of these sections do develop a genuine science fictional power I found the account of neandertals living a nomadic existence on the ravaged surface of Io vivid and memorable And there are real sense of wonder moments in visions of the scale of the Galaxy Too often though Baxter will break the spell of a character's point of view description to tell us how many kilometres in size or how many light years away some phenomenon isOne of the things that suffer as the middle section proceeds through scenes widely disconnected in time and space is the characterisation Baxter has established a small cast who by various means span centuries and light years But we meet them usually singly and infreuently and in disparate settings so that it is difficult to maintain a feeling of connection Most of them die essentially unmourned None seem calculated to make strong initial impressions Admittedly they have to survive cosmic changes while remaining sane or at least largely unchanged and not shifting focus from the main plot which doesn't permit much in the way of emotional depth but towards the end their limitations do weaken the bookThere is an ingenious attack on some invaders of the solar system if one accepts the plausibility of a remarkable lifeform Then Baxter widens his vision shows us the true scale of what is happening—has always been happening—in the Galaxy This is darkly impressive and the provisional solution he offers is an ingenious piece of Big Technology But it comes with a human cost and here the writing and the characterisation prove inadeuate After consistent displays of competence and resilience Madeleine briefly and without clear justification turns into a weepy female stereotype Malenfant the male lead pushed into the role of epic tragic hero is revealed as lacking the gravitas for the job Large emotional and philosophical uestions are skirted or minimised The book ends as it started both promising and frustrating