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The Broken God by David Zindell
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The Broken God (edition 1998)

by David Zindell

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Member:stevepugh
Title:The Broken God
Authors:David Zindell
Info:Voyager (1998), Paperback, 660 pages
Collections:Your library, Read but unowned
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This is the first book in one of the most underrated trilogies in SF. having seen so many lists of "the best SF books ever" and largely agreeing with the placings of the majority, I am always disappointed not to see this book and it's companions feature more highly.
The novel is as sweeping and as epic in its scope as Asimov's Foundation trilogy but the characters pull you through the story more engagingly as you become entangled in their individual search for answers.
This is a wonderful tale of one mans personal quest set against the backdrop of the entire universe and the story of mankind . Running through the tale are the tangled imprints of philosophy and religion and the nature of humanity in a technologically advanced society where AI's have become godlike in their powers. The previous reviews do not do justice to the scope of the novel or the complexity of universe Zindell has created, as is evidenced by the critical response to the linked revue, that cites long paragraphs as an impediment to enjoyment. To find out what the novel is really about you have to just read the book, for those who get it it's a great read and a whole universe to loose yourself in. Think shades of Asimov with a touch of William Gibson. ( )
  flocky | Apr 4, 2012 |
Over-the-top but fun and occassionally deep, plus grand-scale world-building. Kind of Atlas Shrugged for existentialism. Only, you know, good. ( )
1 vote llasram | Nov 9, 2010 |
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This is the story of my son, Danlo wi Soli Ringess.
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The first book of a trilogy is set in Neverness, legendary City of Light, where inner space and outer space meet. Into its maze of colour-coded streets of ice stumbles a wild boy, starving and grieving, a spear in his hand: Danlo the Wild, a messenger from the deep past of man.

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