RADIX Mass Market Paperback – Sep 1 1985
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Top Customer Reviews
Reading this book was also an exercise in frustration, as a hundred different characters keep popping in and out. You need a score card to keep track. And terms. He sticks together so many words and phrases and similes that my eyes glazed over trying to read them. Psynergy, eo, Delph, godmind, voors, starglass. It's annoying to have to go back and forth trying to figure who's who and what's what. The only reason I even finished this book was because I had already read half of it and wanted to see if it got any better.
A lot of people have compared this novel to Dune by Frank Herbert. Perhaps it has a few similarities, but Dune is a vastly superior work.Read more ›
Sumner Kagan has to be one of the most complex main charactersI've seen in a long time, and I still have yet to finish the book.Attanasio does a wonderful job of creating a world that is extremelycomplex and fascinating. It isn't a regular tale: characters that areintroduced and play somewhat of a large role in the story are killed offwithout thought in less than a paragraph.
I recommend this book toanyone who enjoyed Frank Herbert's DUNE series, or any other series in theSciFi/Fantasy genre. It's a classic.
My original paperback copy of Radix is a cherished momento. Though yellowed by time and falling apart I count dozens of hands it passed through: it impacted lives almost religeously. I have saught out other copies and am currently seeking a hardcover copy for a gift. It is certainly more than your usual work of science fiction and I urge you, if you have not read it, to seek it out and cherish it.
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There is no doubt in my mind that Attanasio is a sci-fi visionary. In a field that unfortunately is filled with pulp, bad fan fiction and shamless rip-offs (particularly the... Read morePublished on Dec 11 2003 by halda
This book should not be out of print. Attanasio at his finest. Perhaps his newer books are satisfying for some, but they are not to my taste at all. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2001 by LilyLOL