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Macroscope by Piers Anthony


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From the back cover: "Existence is full of a number of things...many of them wondrous indeed--and those are the things of this soaring novel. First among them is the Macroscope--a doorway that leads to all time and all space, and confronts the four who dare enter with challenges mankind has never dreamed of." ( )
  gypsysmom | Aug 15, 2017 |
  rustyoldboat | May 28, 2011 |
I wish I could say I remember this book better, but I don't. I read it years ago, and it was pretty typical of sci-fi at the time, a complicated journey though space, time, spiritualism and various other dimensions. ( )
  Karlstar | Sep 13, 2009 |
I was really not impressed by this one. The characters were flat and annoying (god spare me from The Girl Character), the plot was slow and incomprehensible by turns, and the bits of Hard Science SF (complete with little diagrams) were uninteresting.
The Xanth novels (even the lamer ones) or the Bio of a Space Tyrant series are better if you want to read some Anthony - or if you want some interesting speculative fiction, try Anderson's "A Harvest of Stars". ( )
  Cynara | Aug 20, 2008 |
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Santore, CharlesCover Artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
White, TimCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Macroscope Throughout history, man has been searching for better ways to gather information about his universe. But although they may have longed for it, not even the most brilliant minds could conceive of a device as infinitely powerful or as immeasurably precise as the macroscope, until the twenty-first century. By analyzing information carried on macrons, this unbelievable tool brought the whole universe of wonders to man's doorstep. The macroscope was seen by many as the salvation of the human race. But in the hands of the wrong man, the macroscope could be immensely destructive-infinitely more dangerous than the nuclear bomb. By searching to know too much, man could destroy the very essence of his mind. This is the powerful story of man's struggle with technology, and also the story of his human struggle with himself. This novel takes us across the breathtaking ranges of space as well as through the most touching places in the human heart. It is a story of coming of age, of sacrifice, and of love. It is the story of man's desperate search for a compromise between his mind and his heart, between knowledge and humanity.

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Near the end of the 20th century, humans make one of their most important discoveries - the Macroscope - a doorway that leads to all time and space.

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