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Queen of Angels e-book

Author:

Greg Bear

Language:

English

Category:

Fiction

Subcategory:

Contemporary

ePub size:

1292 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.2

Publisher:

Trafalgar Square; New Ed edition (March 7, 1991)

Pages:

480

ISBN:

0575050225

Queen of Angels e-book

by Greg Bear


Published by E-Reads. Madhouse Earth such a treat no choice to be born here. We are all like in madness.

Published by E-Reads. ISBN-10: 0-7592-9590-5. ISBN-13: 978-0-7592-9590-2. This one is for Alexandra. From before she is born, until long. He still trembled, shocked by this morning’s anomaly.

Queen of Angels book. In this brilliant, evocative novel, Greg Bear takes the reader into a strangely familiar, near-future world - and shatters our conceptions of perfection, punishment, and the elusive nature of the human soul. it may be the most ambitious novel I've ever read. - Washington Post Book World.

Queen of Angels has been called one of Greg Bear's literary masterpieces. This isn't a story that you read for the action: it's a story that you read for the setting, the characters, and the ideas. Greg Bear is one of the best SF writers of this era. Queen of Angels' Mary Choy is a fascinating character: beautiful, wise and a clever cop. The novel explores the darkest dimensions of human nature, but also artificial intelligence, and the geo-political aspects of the mid 21st Century. Bear shows his in-depth grasp of neuroscience, and also artificial intelligence.

Queen of Angels is a 1990 science fiction novel written by Greg Bear. It was nominated for the Hugo, Campbell and Locus Awards in 1991. It was followed by a sequel, "/", also known as Slant. Queen of Angels describes our world just prior to the binary millennium (2048 AD) through several parallel (and to some degree interlocking) tales.

The recipient of two Hugos and four Nebulas for his fiction, he has been called "the best working writer of hard science fiction" by The Science Fiction Encyclopedia. Many of his novels, such as Darwin's Radio, are considered to be this generations' classics. Bear is married to Astrid Anderson, daughter of science fiction great Poul Anderson, and they are the parents of two.

Yet you say the Country is different for each of us. If it’s so different, how can we recognize it as a place?

With his acclaimed novels Darwin’s Children and Vitals, award-winning author Greg Bear turned intriguing speculation about human evolution and immortality into tales of unrelenting suspense.

― Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). The Collected Stories of Greg Bear. With his acclaimed novels Darwin’s Children and Vitals, award-winning author Greg Bear turned intriguing speculation about human evolution and immortality into tales of unrelenting suspense. Now he ventures into decidedly more frightening territory in a. Songs of Earth and Power.

by. Bear, Greg, 1951-. New York : Warner Books. Warner Books ed. External-identifier. urn:acs6:eg:pdf:5e8-8167303d6f89 urn:acs6:eg:epub:914-f0934248a0b4 urn:oclc:record:1036812780. Duke University Libraries.

Trade edition paperback, vg++
Tyler Is Not Here
(Kindle version review): Don't buy the Kindle version of this book until someone edits it for punctuation. Greg Bear should be outraged at the incompetence of whoever posted this digital version of the book. Literally hundreds of punctuations and layout breaks are missing.

The following "sentence" is one example of what I'm talking about:

"Martin Burke had watched in stone amazement eyes wide as saucers sucking in the pain no glory no satisfaction no revenge no lessons taught seeing so much more clearly now how far he had tipped and what pain a well-adjusted brilliant young man with prospects could cause. Bear, Greg (2014-04-01). Queen of Angels (Kindle Locations 1078-1079). Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy. Kindle Edition.

Now imagine paragraphs like the one above, except they're also littered with out-of-context future slang, un-introduced acronyms, and other unexplained techno-jargon. The terms would make sense in context if there were punctuation, but as presented, it's a formless slurry.
Funny duck
Greg Bear has always been one of my favorites.
I originally read this shortly after it came out.
It was the story of the developing AI that made me want to read it again. It had haunted me over the years till I had to read the book again.
The whole book was still a very fine read especially the news feed story subplot.
Eyalanev
It took about 20% of the book but then the characters came alive. Unfortunately the characters go through rough times. So being alive is a mixed thing.
Very well and knowledgably written. Not for the too sensitive I dare say. If you can take it:. Read it!
Malarad
Greg Bear is one of the best SF writers of this era. Queen of Angels' Mary Choy is a fascinating character: beautiful, wise and a clever cop. The novel explores the darkest dimensions of human nature, but also artificial intelligence, and the geo-political aspects of the mid 21st Century. Bear shows his in-depth grasp of neuroscience, and also artificial intelligence. A wonderful read.that I recommend to hard-core sci-fi readers.
Livina
After the first 30 pages I suspected something was wrong so I flipped to the blurbs on the covers and flyleaf: "ambitious" "challenging" "complex" -- uh oh!

There are some wierd syntactical treatments that make for rough reading: the absence of commas, unusual phrasing... but eventually you train yourself to defocus on these sections and just let the words shower down on you... maybe that was Bear's intent.

I loved Slant, and was excited to discover this prequel based in the same universe and featuring Mary Choy, but this novel makes Slant seem pretty mainstream. There are "Big Ideas" here that are really worth the read, and I am in amazement of the complexity and maturity of the thought: it's like Bear had been saving up decades of thought on the nature of consciousness, the subconscious, guilt, and punishment, and was finally letting fly.

I eventually decided that this was a great novel. Keep going. It's worth it.
Anarius
This book must have been extremely difficult to write. In a novel in which the actual plot and characters are secondary to the point being made, Bear explores the nature of crime and especially punishment to a harrowing degree.

Equally impressive is Bear's ability to change his writing and grammatical styles completely, depending upon which character currently has the focus of the book's attention.

The fact that this is a SF novel is secondary to its actual purpose (a comment upon society and the human mindset), in the same way that the story and plot of a Vonnegut novel are secondary to the satire and indictment being perpetrated by the author.

Some readers may find it difficult to deal with the varying styles of writing in the book (one character, for instance, uses hardly any punctuation and a lot of proposed (by Bear) future slang to think about the world).

The novel does, however, change the reader: this, to me anyway, is its major selling point.
Kupidon
I first read Queen of Angels over 20 years ago. I recently purchased it in Kindle format, and read it again. This book has easily stood the test of time! Visionary science, great speculation on the future of society, deeply developed characters, and a fascinating plot. This book stands as one of the great science fiction stories of all time.
This was a tough book to get into but ultimately rewarding. The characters and plot were not all that engaging, and the LA depicted did not grab me right away. After several attempts I finally got past the expository opening, and then the tale told was quite good. Not among Bear's best, in my opinion, but worth reading.

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