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The latest novel by Attanasio ( Radix ) partakes of elements of both fairy tale and high-tech science fiction. Billions of years in the future, long after the extinction of humankind and of the planet Earth, humans have been resurrected as pawns in a cosmic power struggle waged in a distant world. Tall and ungainly Chan-ti Beppu, who can expect only a spinster's life in her native land, travels by lynk (a portal joining even remote regions) to the beautiful city of N'ym, where she woos and wins Ned O'Tennis. A fighter pilot, he is one of the Aesirai, a human strain crafted from the genetic code of Earth's Vikings and unmolested by the lethal, spiderlike zotl who prey on all other humans. But when war heats up Ned is called away, and Chan-ti finally must seek her lover in the treacherous Overworld, where no humans are safe. Theirs is an epic love story, intricate, wildly imaginative and touching.
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An epic battle between two alien races spans thousands of years during which a re-constituted human race serves as bait and trap in a war they cannot hope to win. This conclusion to the Radix Tetrad ( Radix Morrow, 1981 ; In Other Worlds LJ 10/15/84 ; Arc of the Dream Bantam, 1986) explores the vast reaches of time from human and inhuman perspectives, and provides a perfect vehicle for the author's boundless imagination. Highly recommended.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I really enjoyed this book. It reminded me a bit of Lord of Light but with believable science. This was, I believe, the fourth book of the Radix tetrad. Read morePublished on Sept. 27 2003 by C.W.
Tolkien for the sci-fi genre; that about sums this one up. Perfect perfect book that must be read!Published on Sept. 6 2002 by Chad and Kristen
This book is amazing. If you liked Radix, you will love this book. If only Attanasio would write more like these.Published on Aug. 7 2001 by LilyLOL
A.A.Attanasio is my favourite author, and this is my favourite of his novels. After 3 reads, I am still amazed at the breadth of imagination needed to create it. Read morePublished on July 19 2001 by firstname.lastname@example.org
I read this about 8 years ago, but this is the kind of novel that makes you think for years. It is a long read, but you still wonder how he covers so much. Read morePublished on May 22 2000 by Alan Pennington
Attanasio has spoiled me. Even since reading Radix in 1984, I've been hooked. No other author comes close to conjuring the images that Attanasio creates in his work. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 1999
For sheer imagination, this book is without peer. The story is vast and compelling, spanning centuries and a myriad of ideas. Read morePublished on Oct. 13 1999
I can take it from the book cover "as complex and spellbinding a bit of science-fiction storytelling as I've ever come across"!..SO TRUE.. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 1999
What can I say about this book that someone else hasn't already? It's changed and enriched my philosophy of life. Read morePublished on Aug. 22 1999 by Mr. P. A. Miller