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Author:
Robert Reed
ISBN13:
978-0765302250
ISBN:
076530225X
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Publisher:
Tor Books; 1st edition (October 1, 2003)
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Science Fiction
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Rating:
4.3
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126

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. An epic tale of visionary futures and scientific speculation. Library Journal Millions of years from now.

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Robert Reed's collection of short was ambitious and interesting, but towards the end he pushes so many ideas toward you that the story bogs down a bit.

An epic tale of visionary futures and scientific speculation. Robert Reed's collection of short was ambitious and interesting, but towards the end he pushes so many ideas toward you that the story bogs down a bit. The ending was a bit unsatisfying, but I understand why he wrote it that way. Overall, it was a very good book, and I'd recommend it.

Books by Robert Reed The Remarkables. Down the Bright Way. Black Milk. All the characters and events portrayed in this novel are either fictitious or are used fictitiously. The five sections of this novel were previously published in a different form inAsimovтАЩs Science Fiction magazine as follows: тАЬSister Alice,тАЭ November 1993 тАЬBrother Perfect,тАЭ September 1995 тАЬMother Death,тАЭ January 1998 тАЬBabyтАЩs Fire,тАЭ July 1999 тАЬFather to the Man,тАЭ September 2000. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof, in any form.

Robert Reed is the author of Marrow and ten other high-concept science fiction novels. A multiple finalist for the Hugo Award, he has had many stories published in major SF magazines, and reprinted in "year's best" anthologies

Robert Reed is the author of Marrow and ten other high-concept science fiction novels. A multiple finalist for the Hugo Award, he has had many stories published in major SF magazines, and reprinted in "year's best" anthologies. Библиографические данные.

Sister Alice (Tor Books, ISBN 0-7653-0225-X) is a science fiction novel by author Robert Reed, first published in 2003. It was a finalist for the 2004 John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The five sections of the novel originally appeared in a different form in Asimov's Science Fiction: "Sister Alice" November 1993. Brother Perfect" September 1995. Mother Death" January 1998. Baby’s Fire" July 1999. Father to the Man" September 2000.

But then Alice, a brilliant scientist of the Chamberlain family, took part in an attempt to create a new galaxy. But then Alice, a brilliant scientist of the Chamberlain family, took part in an attempt to create a new galaxy. Her experiment unleashed vast forces that the family could not control, causing a catastrophe that killed untold billions of people on many worlds. Before she was punished for her role in the debacle, Alice visited Ord, a younger Chamberlain. Only he, of all the people in the galaxy, knows what Alice tells him. Her words launch him upon a quest that will take him across the vast reaches of space.

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"An epic tale of visionary futures and scientific speculation."--Library JournalMillions of years from now, humanity will be on the brink of self-destruction. The world's great leaders have created an elite group who, by their superior wisdom and abilities, keep the peace, maintain progress, and otherwise safeguard humanity's future. Genetically enhanced, they are the carriers of Earth's greatest talents, a force unlike any in the history of mankind.For ten million years, the Families dominated the galaxy. But then Alice, a brilliant scientist of the Chamberlain family, took part in an attempt to create a new galaxy. Her experiment unleashed vast forces that the family could not control, causing a catastrophe that killed untold billions of people on many worlds. Before she was punished for her role in the debacle, Alice visited Ord, a younger Chamberlain. Only he, of all the people in the galaxy, knows what Alice tells him. Her words launch him upon a quest that will take him across the vast reaches of space. He must discover his own true nature, and somehow restore the family honor. Sister Alice is his epic story.
  • I love Robert Reed's work, and I am an enormous fan of the Great Ship series. Sister Alice is an early work of his, set in a far future, where elements of what became the Great Ship series, like human near immortality, are presented for the first time. After a near total war threatened to destroy all of humanity, humanity is divided into immortal families who act(ed) as saviours for all and the rest of mortal humanity who envy them. Eventually an experiment gone wrong to access another universe triggers a plot that overthrows the families with some exceptions. The story is about a boy whose much older sister is the titular Alice, and his experiences and actions in these events.

    The story is a good read, the characters are flawed and complex, and the setting very exotic, but, parts of the story are very complex to understand, and although I have a passing understanding of the science involved, I thought the end was far too technical for any reader without a basic understanding of the physics involved and it is that ending that is what frustrates most with this novel.

  • Reed is a great writer and this is a unique story set against a grand background, a huge stage on which planets and eons are practically inconsequential, lost in a plot that is driven by godlike posthumans and involves the very nature of reality and their ability to mold it to their needs.

    And that's the problem. The scope is too big for us to care too much about the characters. This is a common theme that runs through Reed's work.

    I do recommend it, though. With Reed it's about the ideas, and there are plenty of them here. If you like trans-galactic adventure and deep time and tech so advanced it is basically magic, read and enjoy Sister Alice.

  • First, I never give a 5 star rating to anything but the greatest of works hence the 4 star rating for this book. I would give this book a 4.85 star rating if I could. I read sci-fi because I find that it stimulates my imagination. This book does that in spades. I really loved Mr. Reeds great ship series. For some reason this book grabbed me even more than that series did. Perhaps it's because the great ship was expanded from a short story and this book was a full novel from the start . For me this book puts Mr. Reed among the great masters of sci-fi. I really wish I could talk to the author about this work over a cup of coffee and a bagel. Bravo Mr Reed!

  • An enjoyable book by the creator of The Great Ship.
    This definitely isn't the common serial space battle nonsense.
    If you like great leaps in concept, you will enjoy this book.

  • Bought this for husband, who sets me on the hunt for all things obscure! He had followed this story in serialized form in asimov's magazine (many years ago) , and he wondered if it was available in a book. Well, it was, and in amazing condition!

  • Terrific

  • Fantasy/hard core sci-fi. In the far future where an elite group of genetically and physically altered humans in family groups have almost perfected the art of creating new universes, a young insignificant sibling is manipulated into an epic intrigue that may remake the very foundation of known existence. This novel encapsulates tens of millions of years into 360 pages of operatic page-turning. Reed masters the art of the surreal far future (Iain M. Banks, Ray Bradbury) combined with expert fantasy storytelling (Orson Scott Card, Marion Zimmer-Bradley). Equal parts adventure, excitement and speculative philosophy. An excellent book for fans of epic sci-fi. Highly recommended.

  • This book is a collection of 5 short stories (not too short, don't worry) that collectively tell the story of Sister Alice. But Alice isn't really the focus of the stories, her cloned male twin is. It's complicated. Let's just say that the stories stretch your mind with unexpected twists and turns and a crazy look at how life might be in ten million years.

    Sister Alice is a very different sort of book than Reed's Marrow series. To me that's a good thing, but be ready for a very different world. Every time Robert Reed invents a new world to set stories in he becomes a completely different author. Some world's (like Marrow) have only happy endings and likable protagonists, but others not so much. For this reason some people find his work to be inconsistent, but I don't think that's the case at all - he always tells a good story and tells it well, he just has the ability to tell very different sorts of stories.

    But back to Sister Alice. In my opinion these stories are some of Reed's best. Judging from some of the other reviews - a few of which, inexplicably, have fewer than 5 stars - it's not for everyone. A few grand adventures set incomprehensibly far in the future, what's not to like?