The Algebraist

The Algebraist

Book - 2005
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The time is 4034 A.D. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year as he searches for a secret that has remained hidden for half a billion years
Publisher: San Francisco : Night Shade Books, [2005]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781597800266
1597800260
Branch Call Number: SF Banks, I 2005
Characteristics: 434 pages ; 24 cm

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adam1999
Jul 24, 2015

Some big ideas in this space opera, but also some truly odd characterization. Would a billions-year old civilization living in gas giants really be living a Gilbert and Sullivan-like existence? A bit more straight up than some of the Culture books I've read without quite so much technobabble.

Sean Lapointe May 23, 2013

When you think of 'science fiction', this is the kind of book you should be envisioning. It has lots of 'futuristic' science and technology without bogging you down with technical details. Lots of different aliens, but not so utterly alien that they are implausible. Add in the occasional plot twist and some excellent writing and you have a winner. If you are a Sci-Fi fan, this is a must read.

eleanor174 Oct 09, 2012

A little too technical, not enough character to hold my interest. Probably wont finish it.

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