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CHARACTERS ↠ Gradisil ✓ Gradisil is a multi generational story of murder betrayal and revenge It is told through the eyes of three characters and against a background where mankinds rush into space has faded away leaving individual pioneers to force their way independently into space after the collapse of the big government space agencies They ride up intRce their way independently into space after the collapse of the big government space agencies They ride up into space on the lines of electromagnetic force that flower into space from earth like the mighty Yggradisil the. I want to dislike this bookThe author is a man telling a story from the point of view of a woman Klara initially That's bad at least stereo typicallyBut in practice at least in the first 70 pages or so the gender perspective is not a big factor It may be there to some small extent but it is not a significant factorLater the point of view changes to others Now that I am ready for it the pov change is not a factorMinor annoyance wat fuk bak pek and other non standard spellings of common words Yeah language is a growing thing but usually that means new words or new meaning for old words This is noiseThis book has turned into a multi generational story First is Klara then her daughter Gradisil after who the book is named Then Gradisil's son HopeLike other scientific fiction that I like there is a good enjoyable satisfaction seeing how the author paints the future How has our culture changed What do future technologies have to offer How will the future be different That was well doneNot so well done I wanted character development for all the main characters How did Gradisil become so intense insightful dedicated Why was Hope such a wimpAt 547 pages the author had the chance for a lot meaningful characters

SUMMARY Ï E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Adam Roberts

Gradisil is a multi generational story of murder betrayal and revenge It is told through the eyes of three characters and against a background where mankinds rush into space has faded away leaving individual pioneers to fo. My full review of this book is much longer than Goodreads' word count limit; find the entire essay at the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcentercomWell well so what do you know; we're finally at the end of a special series of reviews I've been doing here at CCLaP this month taking a look at eight out of the twelve science fiction novels nominated this year for either the Hugo or Philip K Dick award basically two out of the four most prestigious awards in the entire SF community the others arguably being the Nebula and the Clarke although I'm sure many would disagree with my assessment fanboys start your hate mail And as I've explained here before this has been an especially interesting exercise for me in that I was raised on the genre by a dad and uncle who were Silver Age fanboys themselves hence me growing up in an environment containing hundreds upon hundreds of SF novels from the '40s '50s and '60s; in fact it's almost exclusively what I read until reaching college at which point I realized that if one simply read contemporary human interest authors and cutting edge poets instead one could get laid a whole lot than I currently was which was never And thus it was that the cyberpunk movement in the '80s was the last period of SF I followed in any deep way; until this month and the intense re immersion into the genre that I've done I had pretty much lost touch with all the latest developments and hottest authors other than occasionally picking up the latest by the aging William Gibson or Neal StephensonRe approaching the genre this year then now with the kind of sophistication as a reader that I simply could've never achieved as a teen has made me realize in a much detailed way than ever what exactly about SF I like and especially what things within the genre I like the most; for example in the ensuing years since high school I've come to realize what a slobbering fan I am of alternative histories and fake histories of future events and can now see that the majority of the projects I liked the most back in the '80s Asimov's Foundation Herbert's Dune etc contain these exact types of elaborate fake histories that I'm talking about So it should be no surprise then that here at the very end of my little month long look at contemporary SF I should gravitate to Adam Roberts' Gradisil in a deep and profound way that I didn't with any of the other seven nominees; because Gradisil is not just one but two fake histories related to each other and spanning basically the next hundred years or so of human history touching on all kinds of important hot button issues from our own exact times of 2008 written as a supposed oral history by the people surrounding the Ghandi like figure in the middle of it all the Gradisil of the book's title looking back on events with outcomes they already know I can't say in all honesty that it's for every SF fan many will find it tedious and politically wonky and I can't say that it even deserves to win the PKD Award for which it had been nominated earlier this year; but I can definitively call it my personal favorite of all eight of the nominees I read this month the kind of book that will make certain people go absolutely gaga with complex narrative excitementLike I said the book is actually two related yet distinct fake histories of the future part one covers the funky libertarian beginnings of humanity's first ever space colony while part two details the efforts of this group to fight a revolutionary war against the US and gain independence for itself the events covered basically lasting around a hundred years altogether making this essentially a fake history of the entire 21st century And in fact Roberts starts the tale with an imminently believable idea just the tiniest extrapolation from events that are actually happening in our societ

Adam Roberts ↠ 9 CHARACTERS

GradisilEarth tree of Norse myth Leaving their weight behind they still carry a cargo of enmities and hatreds Roberts has a uniue approach to SF and is one of the genre's premier stylists This is one of his most original novels ye. Read this last year So just catching upLiked the first half of the book was thinking a 35 Star but the second half dragged it back to 25 star In the end I was just desperate to finish it and move on Disappointing