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by Algis Budrys

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Author:
Algis Budrys
ISBN13:
978-0399116537
ISBN:
0399116532
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Publisher:
Berkley Pub. Corp. : distributed by Putnam (1977)
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Subcategory:
Science Fiction
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1830 kb
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Rating:
4.6
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222

To Sydney Coleman, my friend and this book's friend. First published in Great Britain by Victor Gollancz Ltd 1977. First issued in Fontana Books 1979.

To Sydney Coleman, my friend and this book's friend. Made and printed in Great Britain by. William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, Glasgow.

He was also known under the pen names Frank Mason, Alger Rome, John A. Sentry, William Scarff, Paul Janvier, and Sam & Janet Argo. Called "AJ" by friends, Budrys was born Algirdas Jonas Budrys in Königsberg in East Prussia.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Newsman Laurent Michaelmas and Domino, the master computer he created, are faced with a threat to their power when the dead start to reappear on the earth.

Read Michaelmas, by Algis Budrys online on Bookmate – Published less than a decade into the Internet era, this remarkable science fiction novel foreshadows many of the world’s technological advances.

Read Michaelmas, by Algis Budrys online on Bookmate – Published less than a decade into the Internet era, this remarkable science fiction novel foreshadows many of the world’s technological advance. Published less than a decade into the Internet era, this remarkable science fiction novel foreshadows many of the world’s technological advances One of the world’s wealthiest and most influential men, journalist Laurent Michaelmas lives in a penthouse overlooking New York City’s Central Park with his superintelligent computer, Domino.

He opened his eyes immediately. What? Oh, I'm afraid to go home in the dark," he said. Wake up, Mr Michaelmas. It's nine twenty-three, local. What's the situation?". elmas asked, sitting up. "Multiple.

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Michaelmas (1977) is a science fiction novel by American writer Algis Budrys, published in 1977. Michaelmas is largely about a renowned newsman who in fact controls, rather than simply reports events thanks to his AI creation "Domino". The protagonist and narrative are loosely based on the world-protector Archangel Michael, while the book contains convincing near-future technology. The novel is set in the near future (at least at the time of writing, now actually in past time).

Open Road Media, 2 февр. Algis Budrys (1931–2008) was born in Königsberg, East Prussia, where his father served in the Lithuanian diplomatic corps.

Все продавцы . Michaelmas. Open Road Media, 2 февр. In the 1960s Budrys worked in public relations, advertising products such as pickles, tuna fish, and four-wheel-drive vehicles.

One of the world’s wealthiest and most influential men, journalist Laurent Michaelmas lives in a penthouse overlooking New York City’s Central Park with his superintelligent computer, Domino. He attained his fame and power after hacking into the worldwide computer network. He then went on to use his unique gifts to create a version of the UN that would ensure global peace.

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  • A world where populism paired with xenophobia doesn't work in national elections.... Obvioudly a fantasy but one devoutly to be wished.

  • Michaelmas is a classic piece of science fiction. It is extremely well written, has a complex plot that is compelling and has a character that resonates. Highly recommended.

  • Been wanting another copy for years.

  • I read this book many years ago and thought it might be worth reading again. It certainly is. Although written in 1977 it is still a very good read today.

  • Michaelmas (1975) has a promising premise: Laurent Michaelmas is a famous newsman and via advanced technology he has developed, he can communicate with an artificial intelligence named Domino. Domino’s abilities are profoundly useful for Michaelmas’ profession—it can control other computers and hack electronic systems. And, no one else is aware of its existence. Michaelmas himself uses his profound power for good. He creates the UNAC (United Nations Astronautics Commission) and puts together informative news programs. However, soon Domino becomes aware of another entity that might have a secret plan. The central mystery of the reappearance of an astronaut presumed dead brings both powers into conflict.

    Michaelmas’ conversions with Domino are the most appealing elements of the work. However, as the thriller elements (which are never that thrilling) of the plot plunge forward the conversations diminish… I also find it hard to believe that Michaelmas is as pure-intentioned as Budrys so desperately wants him to be considering the incredible power he has at his fingertips. Budrys combines character study with SF thriller. Michaelmas is an intriguing, but not masterful, examination of future media and technology (some claim the novel foretells the coming of the internet…).

  • Michaelmas is a journalist who secretly runs the world with the help of his supercomputer. Although science fiction requires the willing suspension of disbelief, that premise is a bit hard to swallow. Moreover, as you might expect from someone who feels it's his right to run the world, Michaelmas is a bit pompous and is accordingly, his good intentions aside, a difficult character to like. Nonetheless, Budrys does some interesting things with the character and with the story, which surrounds the discovery that a beloved astronaut, long presumed dead, actually survived a crash and has been secretly rehabilitated at a Swiss Clinic -- or has he? Michaelmas tackles the story in both his role as a reporter and as the Earth's self-appointed savior.

    Budrys creates an intelligent plot that challenges Michaelmas with an interesting alien race and some unsavory bad guys. Michaelmas is a memorable character although the surrounding characters are less so. The intriguing ideas presented in Michaelmas, together with the strong writing, might make this Budrys' most satisfying novel, although in the end, I was more taken with WHO? Still, Michaelmas is a rewarding read. I would give it 4 1/2 stars.

  • I am completely in agreement with my single fellow reviewer here. I read about this book in a recent Gene Wolfe reprint and decided to take a look. I found a beaten up copy at a local used book seller. That's the only place I've been able to locate it.
    I won't go into details of plot because the other review already did, but WOW! This novel will knock your socks off. It never insults the readers intelligence. It makes you work for it. I don't like to be hit over the head by the novelist and Budrys never does that. He forces you to pay attention to the words and the action, to draw your own conclusions about some things.
    This book made me feel hopeful. The character of Michaelmas felt so real, that I couldn't help but look out at our planet and breathe a sigh of relief that such wonderful people are not beyond our imagination.
    Thank you Algis Budrys. One of the greatest experiences I've had in reading.

  • Title: Michaelmas
    Author: Algis J. Budrys
    Edition Reviewed: Paperback, Berkley Publishing Corp., July 1978

    Although the book only covers a short span of time, a lot is packed into that one day. So, don't be surprised if, after reading the book, you feel it might have been several weeks. Michaelmas is an independent TV Reporter, and Domino began as a device so that Michaelmas could talk to his wife without charge.

    The action begins with the announcement by Reuters that Walter Norwood, an American astronaut, is not dead. Since the fact that Norwood is still alive when he can't be, at least according to Dominio, and that fact may interfere with some of the plans Michaelmas has, he is off to Switzerland from his apartment in New York to find out what is going on. What he finds out is that he and Dominio may not be the only ones running the world.

    A very good story teller, Algis Budrys is more about the characters than about the gadgets. You even think of Dominio as belonging to the human species on Earth, although I am sure he would deny it strongly. There are moments where you just know he is still a kid growing into his job with Michaelmas as his teacher and telling him, for example, that he has to develope some intuition or maybe Dominio bragging a bit saying he has, at least a little. There doesn't appear to even be a real villain in the story. Just a group with a different view of what the world should be like and opposing, maybe without even knowing it, the way Michaelmas and Domino think the world should evolve.

    Algis Budrys has written a delightful book and I am fully happy with the book. It is another of those that I would recommend to almost everyone I know and definately to the public at large. BUT, if it could have been done, I sure would have liked to have more on Michaelmas and Dominio.