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The final volume in this 6-part series was a bit of a let-down. Rather than focus on sci-fi adventure as the first five books did, this one marginalizes the main character and instead focuses on a wandering complex time-travel narration as an attempt to explain quantum physics. Some interesting vignettes within the larger plot but overall, a disappointment due to it veering so far from the plot of the rest of the series.
Leído en 2005.6/10. Media de los 20 libros leídos del autor : 7/10Sexta entrega de la serie Venus Prime con inteligencias extraterrestres que no quieren que los seres humanos sepan sus misterios.Dosis de reflexión sobre el destino de la raza humana ya tópico de Clarke. Perdonable el libro.
by Paul Preuss, published in 1991.This novel, ‘Venus Prime 6: The Shining Ones’, is the sixth and final volume in the Venus Prime series. It is written by Paul Preuss and not Arthur C. Clarke, but each of the six novels is based off of one of Clarke’s short stories. This one is based off of Clarke’s short story ‘The Shining Ones’ which deals with intelligent squid using light to communicate.I will say that overall I enjoyed the series but this, the concluding volume, left me a little bit out in
While the first 5 books in this series are pretty typical pulp sci-fi, this one diverges from its focus on the main character quite a bit and then gets all muddled up in ham-fisted explanations of quantum theory. The science is actually pretty interesting (and precludes Brian Greene's explanations of multiple worlds by several years) but it just doesn't make for good story-telling.
A (mostly) satisfying finish for the six book story arc. There was a lot of “Quantum Physical Gobbledegook” toward the end of this book #6 to explain where Sparta/Ellen/Linda & her mate eventually wind up. But, that is a very minor gripe.A lot (all?) of the loose threads and mysterious happenings from the first 5 books are pleasantly resolved. A couple of nice twists explain a few other past goings-on that, at the time didn’t need explanation, but are so much richer when considering these new tw...
Este libro es algo totalmente diferente a los cinco anteriores de la saga.Ya no solo por la manera de narrar la historia (que se hace muy cuesta arriba en según qué situaciones) sino por la complejidad del propio argumento.Nos encontramos que los dos protagonistas principales de la saga: Sparta y Blake, en esta última novela no tienen casi fuerza ni protagonismo, pasando a ser simplemente unos personajes que pasan de tanto en cuando por ahí para hacer alguna cosa.No me parece un final adecuado p...
Definitely my least favourite of the Venus Prime books.I think this book needed to exist to wrap up the events from Venus Prime 5 - but the main story elements were rather weak. Most of this novel is spent trying to deal with quantum mechanics in non-technical ways and it really doesn't come across as good science or as a good story.Still, if you have read Venus Prime 5, it's worth reading this one.
I'll keep it short. This final chapter to the series was a convoluted mess. It's always a disappointment when sci-fi authors have to rely on over complicated words and phrases in their books. None of the other books in the series had this issue, so why did they do it in this book? I had a hard time trying to get through this one.
Overall, a great exalogy, and this last book is probably the best one. Never has quantum mechanics been so fascinating and intriguing...
I'm not going to give too much away on the last book, but the story gets a little confusing towards the end. All in all, these novels were very fun and exciting to read and if you like science fiction and thrillers as much as I do.....READ THESE BOOKS!
Honestly I have no idea how to rate this book. It bears no resemblance to the previous 5 except for the character names. Forster takes point in a 1st person narrative and Sparta / Ellen / Linda and Blake (now genetically modified amphibians) are reduced to walk on parts and asides in Forster’s recollections. The Venus Prime universe ‘real world physics’ is ripped up and replaced with pure fantasy with time travel, multiple universes and spaceships that resemble immense medusa like jellyfish.As a...
When the Soviet Embassy discovers some of their underwater structures destroyed, they are hesitant to label it as sabotage without definitive proof. The technician who installed the parts goes back underwater to discover what may have caused the damage. To everyone's great surprise, he finds a colony of small squid which use photoluminescence to communicate amongst themselves. Their messages indicate that a larger cousin of Melvillian renown truly exists.
This entire 6-volume series was a fascinating read for me. Paul Preuss is not well known among hard science fiction authors, but has a unique and well honed style and talent. My understanding with the Venus Prime series is that he dedicated it to inspiration he received from Arthur C. Clarke. But in my opinion he stands on his own with his talents.
This was the last in a series- that I didn't read except for this book. The writing was slow, the character development low except for the narrator, and the story full of plot holes. Overall, it was interesting, but not great. Maybe it was fascinating if you had read the whole series.
Demasiado enredo, poco protagonismo de la protagonista, y definitivamente no me gustó la forma de narrar la historia. El trozo de Clarke está calzado a la fuerza y al final me salté párrafos completos sin que afectara la historia general. Decepcionante final de la serie.
Excellent Clarke scifi read. Stimulating and imaginitive. What happened to dreaming of science and space? Oh yeah, TV.
VENUS PRIME ARTHUR C. CLARKETIE-TOGETHER SERIES OF SIX CLARKE STORIES INTO NEW SERIES BY PREUSS.