[Pdf Read] (The Algebraist)


  • Paperback
  • 434
  • The Algebraist
  • Iain M. Banks
  • English
  • 09 May 2020
  • 9781597800440

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  1. says: [Pdf Read] (The Algebraist) Iain M. Banks ´ 2 Characters Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Iain M. Banks

    [Pdf Read] (The Algebraist) I’ve been reading through all of Banks’ novels these last few years mostly focusing on The Culture series and working my way outward through his other “M” novels and into his “non M” writing This is my fourteenth Banks book and my

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    Characters The Algebraist [Pdf Read] (The Algebraist) Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Iain M. Banks The dangers of AI and what the best long time approach might be is one of the key elements of this novel and an everlasting hot topic that might lead to some interesting real life events Of course in a perfect universe benevolent AIs would help

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    [Pdf Read] (The Algebraist) Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Iain M. Banks Iain M. Banks ´ 2 Characters Spacefaring Derring doScholarly seer Fassin Taak is sent by the Mercatoria’s militia to find a mythical map of hidden wormholes and if it exists a way to translate it a uest that puts him in the middle of inter galactic war Meanwhile a warlord with the comically evil sounding name but no double letters unlike almost everyone else Archimand

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    [Pdf Read] (The Algebraist) a non Culture sci fi adventure from Banks one whose intriguing major topic is the relativity of morality the aliens are pretty much humans in alien form not much attempt to convey a truly alien viewpoint but it is all fascinating nonetheless and many of the characters alien and otherwise are sympathetic or fearful creations expansiv

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    [Pdf Read] (The Algebraist) DNF Why exactly are we presented right at the start with a villain with diamond teeth and a living head of his enemy crazy unable to even to commit suicide used as a punching bag? Ughhh I'm not going to finish this crap Maybe later? I'd rather not though

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    Characters The Algebraist [Pdf Read] (The Algebraist) Iain M. Banks ´ 2 Characters I'm of two minds with this novel I'm tempted to rate it based on all of the novelist's other works and rate it lower just because it isn't the most fascinating out of the bunch It's also not a Culture novel but I feel like

  7. says: [Pdf Read] (The Algebraist) Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Iain M. Banks

    [Pdf Read] (The Algebraist) Iain M. Banks ´ 2 Characters Characters The Algebraist As I write this review Iain M Banks has passed away about three weeks ago It makes me sad that our genre has lost another great writer So I picked The Algebraist to be my tribute read alas I find that prefer his Culture novels That said The Algebraist is not at all shabby The Algebraist correct me if I'm wrong is Mr Banks' only no

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    [Pdf Read] (The Algebraist) The Algebraist Endlessly creative perhaps overly soI’ve had The Algebraist on the shelf for uite a few years patiently wai

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    [Pdf Read] (The Algebraist) Iain M. Banks ´ 2 Characters Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Iain M. Banks That is hours and hours of my life I will never get back My experience is that this book is the most boring book on the face of the

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    Characters The Algebraist Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Iain M. Banks Iain M. Banks ´ 2 Characters Warning This review contains spoilers about the review Continue reading only if you have already read this review or if you are unconcerned abo

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The Algebraist

Characters ¼ The Algebraist 102 Iain M. Banks ´ 2 Characters Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Iain M. Banks O the rest of civilization In the meantime they are dismissed as decadents living in a state of highly developed barbarism hoarding data without order hunting their own young fighting pointless formal wars Seconded to a military religious order he's barely heard of part of the baro. a non Culture sci fi adventure from Banks one whose intriguing major topic is the relativity of morality the aliens are pretty much humans in alien form not much attempt to convey a truly alien viewpoint but it is all fascinating nonetheless and many of the characters alien and otherwise are sympathetic or fearful creations expansive worlduniverse building per usual some real narrative surprises from beginning to end the novel s Villain with a capital V is almost a parody as if this character and his eventual purpose in the novel were specifically designed to mess with reader expectation in the twists and turns of the protagonist s backstory and motivations i was able to see the genuine sympathy that the author has for those who fight against authoritarianism it is also interesting to compare the perspective on AIs between this novel and the Culture novels in this universe s demonization of artificial intelligence Banks is able to fully illustrate the horror and stupidity of demonizing and oppressing any communitywhat i didn t enjoy were the many descriptions of an alien species habit of enslaving tormenting and killing their young but hey maybe that s just me i understand the rationale for its freuent inclusion but gosh it was appalling and left a sour taste they were some pretty loveable aliens and then it all had to be ruined by those noxious activities ugh well i suppose that s just Iain Banks the stridently moral moral relativist he will never let me have my cake and eat it too so annoying but in such a good way this review is a part of a longer article on Iain Banks posted on Shelf Inflicted that article also includes a self indulgent rant regarding a blog post that i found to be infuriatingly moronic my apologies in advance

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Characters ¼ The Algebraist 102 Iain M. Banks ´ 2 Characters Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Iain M. Banks It is 4034 Humanity has made it to the stars Fassin Taak a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasueron Dwellers will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year The Nasueron Dwellers inhabit a gas giant on the outskirts of the galaxy in a system awaiting its wormhole connection t. The dangers of AI and what the best long time approach might be is one of the key elements of this novel and an everlasting hot topic that might lead to some interesting real life events Of course in a perfect universe benevolent AIs would help happily evolving humans and aliens forever peacefully and symbiotic united But if any of those parties might be evil it could get exponentially nasty and let s face it nothing beats an AI But banning it after it nearly killed everyone damns the civilization to stagnation and loss of any technological progress in comparison to other aliens that use AI as a driving force of anything Reducing the abilities of an AI to gain consciousness or to give it consciousness and incarcerate it in an escape proof cyber prison may be an option but it s not able to remain competitive that way tooSo what to do with a pesky civilization that has chosen Kill all AIs as their mantra and logo when you are an AI or an alien race that wasn t too stupid to integrate important preventive measures while developing AIs or still has some secret trigger hands in the background Ignoring or preventing them from spreading might bet the only options because to feed those dull trolls by interacting with them might not be helpfulHow the longevity of a species might influence their view of the galaxy intergalactic politics social life and diplomacy is the second big topic Million of years of natural lifetime with a childhood of a few hundred thousand years or something even closer to immortality may lead to apathy arrogance aggressive expansion isolation a god complex etc or even to something boring and positive There is no real answer to this uestion and how a society deals with both godlike power and a never ending life may be a uestion and mixture of culture coincidence and the motivation technology and mentality of the species they meet on their way to ultimate powerFinally there is the uestion of what stays important for a species that has reached everything If the universe is understood no borders exist and every endless life can be lived free probably just philosophy wisdom and the interest in giving little pieces of it to other species to help them evolving may be interesting hobbiesTropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue

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Characters ¼ The Algebraist 102 Iain M. Banks ´ 2 Characters Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Iain M. Banks Ue hierarchy of the Mercatoria the latest galactic hegemony Taak has to travel again amongst the Dwellers He is in search of a secret hidden for half a billion years But with each day that passes a war draws closer a war threatening to overwhelm everything everyone he's ever known. As I write this review Iain M Banks has passed away about three weeks ago It makes me sad that our genre has lost another great writer So I picked The Algebraist to be my tribute read alas I find that prefer his Culture novels That said The Algebraist is not at all shabby The Algebraist correct me if I m wrong is Mr Banks only non Culture sci fi novel it does have some of the magnificent madness that you get in his Culture books but after reading it for a while I started wishing the Minds or the drones would crash the party the Banksness of the writing style just goes so well with the Culture elements OK no mentioning of the Culture from this pointIn a nutshell the story mainly concerns the search for a secret system of wormholes which makes FTL space flight possible through space shortcuts The setting is a universe where humanity have spread across the galaxy and coexisting with various extraterrestrial species as part of a galactic empire called Mercatoria The most interesting feature of this universe is the existence of an extraterrestrial race called The Dwellers who are basically too cool to bother with joining the Mercatoria empire because they have existed for billions of years and have presumably seen it all and done it all These Dwellers are a wonderful invention they are partly a satire of certain type of people who have been around too long to bother with the unwashed masses Due to their practically immortal life span they live in slow time basically doing everything at a slow speed relative to how humans a uick species live They also have many uirks and weird traditions in their culture which make them memorably alien aliens which is always a major attraction of sf books space operas especially I remember reading a review that criticized the aliens in this book as too anthropomorphic I guess the reviewer is not too familiar with humans and should endeavor to get out In any case the Dwellers are the latest addition to my list of favorite fictional aliens not that I have a list of non fictional ones Another concept I really like is the different types of human aHuman and rHuman advanced and remainder Human the aHuman were kidnapped thousands of years ago from a pre civilised human race and sort of uplifted and cultivated to create a separate strain of human to keep the original humans rHuman from becoming too uppity when the latter has achieved interstellar travel There are numerous other clever ideas such as the description of life on a gas giant the gascraft a personal size vehicle that enable humans to live on gas giants the ideas are just brimming all over the place as you can expect from Banks However I did not find the Algebraist to be an easy read the pacing is uneven and the main characters are not as well developed as in other Banks books that I have read some of the aliens are better developed than the protagonist There are too many side characters that pop in and out without leaving much of an impression I uite like the subplot about a woman out to avenge the death of her friend but it flits in and out of the narrative and does not seem well integrated into the main story Banks also liked to play around with the narrative timeline with sudden switches into flashback without any warning I guess he just liked to keep his readers on their toes The patient readers should sort these things out without ant trouble thoughAs with all Banks novels witticisms and literary flourishes abound here is a passage that made me laugh and manage to convey the idea of uick and Slow species particularly well The Dwellers could get bored with the species that came to talk to them and by selecting only those numbered amongst the uick they ensured that they would never have to endure for too long a time the attentions of people they only looked forward to seeing the back of Just wait a bit and in a twinkling of an eye by Dweller standards their troublesome guests would evolve out of nuisancehood Also this Dweller s comment about humans Your passion for doing each other harm never ceases to amaze delight and horrifyIn conclusion I can recommend this book with some reservations because of the uneven pacing For Banks neophytes I would recommend starting with the awesome The Player of Games insteadAt least I can confidently declare that I have never read a bad Iain M Banks bookRIP Mr Banks