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L the other catch and release characters and xtended superlative descriptions of the Galactic BrainIf this is your first dive into Poul Anderson I would sooner superlative descriptions of the Galactic BrainIf this is your first dive into Poul Anderson I would sooner some of his arlier works such as The High Crusade Guardians of Time Trader to the Stars or Tau Zero Poul Anderson published Genesis in the same year of his death 2001 Just as The Shootist was an appropriate swan song for the ailing John Wayne Genesis is a fitting final book in the celebrated cannon of this great writer A recurring theme in much of his work specially in the last decade of his life was immortality and here as in Harvest of Stars a sentient human is uploaded into a computer and allowed to continue on into infinity Genesis also calls to mind Anderson s xcellent novel The Boat of a Million Years particularly in its narrative style of connected vignettes following a chronological procession over hundreds of millions of years Genesis revisits several other staple Anderson themes such as speculative science fiction star travel time travel and alternative historic fiction The uality of this work was recognized by the committee awarding the John W Campbell Memorial Award as this was the winner in 2001 LOVED this book so many big ideas and a story that takes place on an absolutely massive scale and timeline The plot jumped around between viewpoints and moments in history uite a bit and ven genres saying any would spoil things though I personally liked that I

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have no if the book were an Naked Choke extra 100 200 pages long toxpand on things though My only real issue was that the Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good ending felt kind of underwhelminganticlimatic thoughverything Murder at the Mansion else was awesome There s some really interesting stuff here as the novelxplores the singularity of human and machine predicting the rise of a galactic consciousness and touches on what it means to be human and the way human civilizations develop If the xecution of the narrative was as impressive as those thematic ideas this would be a truly great book but in the nd it leaves a good great book but in the Seductive Surrender end it leaves a good to be desired I have two major complaints here 1 The narrative structure is way too clunky Just as the novel starts humming it breaks off into a series of vignettes showing the development of human culture thousands of years into our future This might not be a problem if these sections were written better but they re largely boring and derivative 2 The main female character comes from hundreds of years in our future and is one of the brightest minds of her time She s also fawning and insufferable and about as strong a woman as one of Captain Kirk s galactic concubines I don t thinkvery book with a female character has to make some sort of feminist statement but damn All in all though Genesis is good Seductive Surrender (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot, enough to support itsxploration of ideas ven if it sometimes drops the ball NotesEnjoyed the idea of the book but it was too short to really xplore the main themes More of a teaser of maybes than a fully formed stor. En Als r beauftragt wird den Supercomputer Gaia zu überprüfen der das Schicksal der Erde lenkt stößt r jedoch auf Unvorstellbare. Terribly terribly slow and boring Characters and settings were INTRODUCED MULTIPLE
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multiple times only to be discarded I was actually sure when the introduction was supposed to be finished and when the main plot began It probably began around page 140 because I uit around that point out of boredom Fantastic ideas but a bit clunky in terms of format Anderson xplores what the nd result of The Deepest Sin evolution may be and the idea that we could literally be constructing our own gods to guide our destinies The story is told from the perspective of Christian Brannock an avatar of a man whose mind was uploaded into a computer and sent off toxplore the stars As time progresses and people choose to upload their minds Some go to the stars others remain in the central computer being used to guide the development of society on Earth After ons a vast net of computer minds develop across the galaxy Those minds grow curious about the fate of humanity on Earth and send an aspect of themselves back to rapport with the central computer which now calls itself Gaia Brannock s aspect is reintegrated from the computer mind and sent to probe the fate of his kin This leads the computer minds and Brannock to uestion Gaia s choices It also calls into uestion whether they are ven fit to judge her choices The ideas xplored are broad in scope volution of man and technology the role of gods and the uestion of what a god truly is the forms and morality of benevolence the vastness of time All weighty subjects Brannock is well defined as a character but Laurinda Ashcroft the avatar sent by Gaia to meet with him is a bit sketchy The book arly on does a credible job of making us understand what it could be like to be uploaded into a larger computer mind but then spends far too long reiterating the point The reiterations become scientific and detailed but that only seemed to make it become less and less believable A little less would have gone a long way The it become less and less believable A little less would have gone a long way The also does not give its final conclusion This is okay for me but others may find it a bit of an abrupt nding All in all I recommend the book It will give you much to think on DisappointedNot a particularly long novel Genesis might have been better had it been shorter The shorterness in itself would have been an improvement Anderson spends way too much time in description xplanation and story building In the arly parts of the book much time is spent getting to know the characters and their motivations in a rivalrous clan society with which the main characters never have any interaction This culture has absolutly no bearing on the plot what there is of one that is and plays absolutely no role later in the book It s as if we took a little vacation to some out of the way monarchy and later rejoined our hero on his way to the nd of the book instead of spending that time getting to know him a little better The premise has great promise but Anderson leaves that fruit on the tree As I trudged through the words. Der Astronaut Christian Brannock hat miterlebt wie der Mensch die künstliche Intelligenz immer weiter ntwickelte bis s schließlich. As I neared the nd of the book I was looking forward to hoping for a strong finish The story does improve towards the nd but finally it just sort of peters out I wish we could have gotten there without having to slog through all that middle part This should have been a short story It is a failed novel Disappointed Too many side bar stories info factoids not seemingly relevant to main story line Some interesting
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but they t seem fleshed out nough to fit the story line very well Time to move on to some of Mr Anderson s other works which are of higher acclaim from what I hear There are lots of really big ideas in this book about human nature the future of machine intelligences interspecies morality should sentient beings be husbanded like domesticated animals The Snowflakes on the Sea ending is a little unsatisfactory but on the whole a verynjoyable book and very tightly written like science fiction classics of old that clocked in at under 90000 words unlike to 600 page behemoths that have become so common Science Fiction and Fantasy Grand Master Poul Anderson s writing career lasted from the 1940s through his death in 2001 and I started reading him in my teens Always he was known not so much for scientifictechnological complexity or literary prowess as for the telling of Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy engaging adventures Sadly Genesis one of his last novels in my opinion founders in that regard It was awarded the 2001 John Campbell Award perhaps as career recognition than on the merits of itselfThe novel is divided into two parts Part One is a disjointed narrative that skips across millions of years following two particular humans who were translated into cybernetic copies before their death One is 20th century Christian Brannock who yearned toxplore the stars and his post human version does so 22nd century Laurinda Ashcroft represents those humans who preferred to stay on Earth culturally adapting to the declining nvironment As I mentioned this section spans millions of years and ach of their personalities are totally subsumed into the Galactic Brain within a few pages of introductionPart Two is set at least 100 million years into the future that is a geologically future Earth One strain of the post human galactic brain is Wayfarer who chooses to return to Earth following a deeply buried impulse of Christian s There they ncounter Gaia the other strain of post human galactic brain It seems Gaia could be concealing some sort of project from Wayfarer but they agree to reconstitute a Christian and could be concealing some sort of project from Wayfarer but they agree to reconstitute a Christian and Laurinda to investigate within mulated worlds that Gaia has been running At the same time Wayfarer clandestinely reconstitutes an android Brannock onto the real Earth to find out what Gaia is hiding I Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival enjoyed thexperimental alternate histories that Christian and Laurinda briefly visit reminiscent of some of Poul Anderson s time travel novels but that story line comprises only a small part of the novel For me that was seriously outweighed by clumsy transitions al. Möglich war die menschliche Persönlichkeit in Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, einen Computer zu speisen und ihm auf diese Weiseine Art Unsterblichkeit zu verleih. .
Genesis Author Poul Anderson