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A Maze of Stars

A Maze of Stars The ship s millennia long mission was to preserve humanity But humanity was becoming alien and the ship impossibly human

  • Title: A Maze of Stars
  • Author: John Brunner
  • ISBN: 9780345375544
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The ship s millennia long mission was to preserve humanity But humanity was becoming alien, and the ship impossibly human

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    1. Some people shouldn't be allowed to write, they should just be in a think tank somewhere solving the world's problems. John Brunner is that kind of scary smart. The ideas he manifests in Maze of Stars are that high caliber intelligent. The problem with the book is it is hard to pack that many brilliant ideas into characters and still make them see realistic. Granted this book was written in 1991, so the language is bit fluttery and dated, but still I had a hard time believing that so many of the [...]

    2. . colonization is depressing. A slow but interesting book about a colonization ship seeding humanity throughout the galaxyor rather revisiting these planents at a point 500 years from the start of the work. Mostly a tale of what went wrong with each attempthas all the big ones.tic mutation, dictatorships, backwards societies and immortality ( at the cost of mindlessness through symbiosis ), etc I think it would have been/could have been better if it actually explained some of the questions posed [...]

    3. Brunner is something unimpeachable at his best, while being highly uneven anywhere else. This particular piece is genius in concept, genius in depth, but the execution is uneven. That being said, it's better than the garbage most people nowadays read--and even while "uneven," Brunner still manages to provide overpowering intelligence and imagination. Highly recommended, though not so much as Stand on Zanzibar, or the Crucible of Time.

    4. Slow starting, with lots of terminology that makes no sense until further in, and cryptic interludes. Person who seems to be the main character suddenly gone; start next 'book' - oops, she's messily and unnecessarily dead, without ever getting the slightest chance to do what she wanted to do. Quit after 93 pages. Not my cup of tea.

    5. I think I was too young when I read this as a mid-teen; it's for a more mature audience. The story seemed novel to me at the time, and I have reflected on it from time to time since. The style is stolen from Asimov. I understand that more now having just read Foundation. It shows glimpses of different groups of unrelated people over time. Some like that style; some don't. The book is more emotional than Asimov's, though.

    6. This was such a lovely read; I wanted it to go on longer. Brunner seems to view the human race somewhat as I do: a lot of potential, but overall, deeply disappointing. How I wish I had known this person Brunner; my all-time favorite author.

    7. Another of my favorite Brunners: A sentient spaceship is on a repeating tour of a galaxy that is had seeded with life aeons earlier. The problem is that each time it kicks back through its cycle of time and space, it has no idea where in time it has landed. Worse yet, it doesn't know if its lack of control or knowledge over its course is due to programming or malfunction. Sounds complicated but reads beautifully.

    8. It was kind of a collection of short stories, but the unifying element (a ship traveling between human-colonized planets) wasn't really that interesting. Each story carries someone from one planet to another with a never-ending stranger-in-our-midst perception of events. Each story was OK, but I felt let down by the supposed insight gained at the end of the book.

    9. A good read but it took me a long time to get through it. I wish they sold it with lots of coffee! Definitely a hard-core SF read.

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