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Eternal Light #2020

Eternal Light In the aftermath of an interstellar war an enigmatic star is discovered travelling towards the Solar System Its appearance adds a dangerous factor in the politics of the inhabited worlds as the riva

  • Title: Eternal Light
  • Author: Paul J. McAuley Paul McAuley
  • ISBN: 9780575086616
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Paperback
  • Eternal Light By Paul J. McAuley Paul McAuley, In the aftermath of an interstellar war an enigmatic star is discovered, travelling towards the Solar System Its appearance adds a dangerous factor in the politics of the inhabited worlds, as the rival factions all see advantages to be gained.

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    1 thought on “Eternal Light

    1. This was great, just the kind of over the top hard SF space opera I had been searching for Yeah, yeah, the characters are a bit unloveable, the narrative was kind of all over the place, blah, blah And yes, one of the main characters can do ESP, but you know the author put that in to deliberately irritate you nerds right Right Bah This stuff is wasted on you.

    2. In the aftermath of an interstellar war an enigmatic star is discovered, travelling towards the Solar System from the galactic core Its appearance adds a new and dangerous factor in the turbulent politics of the inhabited worlds as the rival factions the power holders of the Reunited Nations, the rebels who secretly oppose their power, and the Religious Witnesses all see advantages to be gained But what awesome technology started the star on its journey half a million years ago and why Blurb fro [...]

    3. If Iain Banks had written this novel, I d have loved it This is a book that rather wore me down I m not really a hard SF person, but discovery in other parts of the galaxy is often a winner for me there s a sense of wonder I get that makes it all worthwhile however, spending too long talking about gravity, mass, gravity and the various physics obstacles involved in space flight, while perfectly worthy, leaves me cold As a result, it was a book I wanted to find out what happened at the end, but [...]

    4. Ah, Not only are you full of hilarious reviews of Fifty Shades of Grey, you also make it absurdly easy to uncover inane trivia about one s reading habits Such as, for example, what is the most recent year you haven t read any books from I asked myself this when I found out what year Paul McAuley s Eternal Light was published I had assumed it was from the 1970s This was entirely because it s part of the Gollancz Space Opera collection, those of the sexy monochromatic covers, and all the other wor [...]

    5. I don t recommend this book.I don t want to reread this book or read the first two books in the series.For starters, anyone who doesn t make it clear that a book is a part of a series somewhere on the outer jacket is a jerk I didn t know this was the third book in a trilogy until I happened to look the book up on here when I was ten pages from the end.This is the first hard sci fi full length novel I ve read, and it s just not for me I don t care about all the astronomy or cosmology or whatever [...]

    6. In what is nominally a hard science fiction novel, the ESP like talent of one of the main players nearly made me put the book down in the first 50 pages However, it did play out as an alien communication ploy down the track.The book contains some interesting hard science concepts although including gratuitous formulae in the text was uncalled for, and you get the feeling that a lot of stuff is being thrown in just for the buzzword value The biggest problem I had with it, however, was the backsto [...]

    7. I read this one years and years ago and when I found myself with nothing to read yikes I rummaged through the back shelves dusting off some oldies So perhaps my tastes have changed or I wasn t in the mood for some seriously hard SF Bogged down by physics and suffering from plot and character withdrawals, I hung her up mid way through Did I really care what happened in the end to the universe no Enough said.

    8. For the first half of the book, I was enjoying myself with this reading experience As every character had their goal and motivation and not even two were in sync, it was battle of greater willpower Then angels came and doubting their authority became a tabu It certainly ruined things for me I m quite sure they were there for reason metaphor allegory, but still other half was just so sad for me.

    9. This book rambles on Lots of things happen but it s hard to keep it all straight And the ending Don t get your hopes up for a good ending That s when it rambles the most The characters are all over the place with lots of intrigue but very little details to help the reader understand what exactly is going on The book is only so so and not up to the high standards that McAuley sets with his other books like The Quiet War.

    10. Sui generis Good setup and some nice space opera visuals, but it gets docked a star for its fractured narrative and utterly unconvincing characters, about whom I could not bring myself to care a whit The beginning was awful, but I was reading away eagerly enough by the end Nice to see a book with a sympathetic Sri Lankan among the cast, too.

    11. Seems like this is McAuley s trilogy layout, first two are just setups for the real story in the final book Much involved and encompassing Bringing characters and stories together.

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