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eBook Shadrach in the Furnace epub
  • ISBN: 0891905235
  • Author: Robert Silverberg
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Amereon Ltd (June 1, 1987)
  • ePUB size: 1613 kb
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Shadrach in the furnace.

Shadrach in the furnace. For some time now Dr. Shadrach Mordecai has lain awake, restless and tense in his hammock, staring somberly at a glowing green circlet in the wall that is the shining face of his data screen. Red letters on the screen announce the new day: MONDAY.

Читать онлайн Shadrach in the Furnace. Shadrach in the Furnace. by Robert Silverberg. In the sanctuary of his office Shadrach Mordecai enjoys a few moments of peace before proceeding on his voyage into the turmoils of the day. Though Genghis Mao is up, there is no need to hurry. The books, too, rare and auspicious, landmarks of medical history, talismans of scientific progress: the Fabrica of Vesalius, De Motu Cordis of Harvey, Boerhaave’s Institutiones, Laennec on auscultation, Beaumont on digestion - with what joy be has collected them, with what reverence he has fondled them!

Shadrach in the Furnace is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert Silverberg, first published by Bobbs Merrill in 1976. The novel was nominated in 1976 for the Nebula award, and in 1977 for the Hugo award.

Shadrach in the Furnace is a science fiction novel by American writer Robert Silverberg, first published by Bobbs Merrill in 1976.

Shadrach in the Furnace book. Robert Silverberg first published Shadrach in the Furnace in 1976 and this novel, perhaps more than any other of his I’ve read, also There is a certain audacity to the outrageous quality of much of science fiction, usually exemplified by the work of such authors as Philip K. Dick or Theodore Sturgeon. Theirs is an off the beaten path that runs perpendicular to other fiction, their’s are proudly unique ideas, stridently and proudly declaring, Voltaire like, that here is something different. The Khan is ninety-three years old, his life systems sustained by the skill of Mordecai Shadrach, a brilliant young surgeon whose chief function is to replace the Khan’s worn-out organs. Author: Robert Silverberg. Publisher: Bobbs Merril, 1976. Within the vast tower-complex, the most advanced equipment is dedicated to three top-priority projects, each designed to keep the Khan immortal. Most sinister of these is Project Avatar, by which the Khan’s mind and persona are to be transferred to a younger body. Nominated for Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1976.

Shadrach in the Furnace MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged. I almost tuned out a few times in the early books; "Vance fatigue," an aesthetic exhaustion caused by exceedingly intricate world-building, needs to be a thing in the SF vernacular like "Niven psychosis as. by. Robert Silverberg (Author). I almost tuned out a few times in the early books; "Vance fatigue," an aesthetic exhaustion caused by exceedingly intricate world-building, needs to be a thing in the SF vernacular like "Niven psychosis as almost any quality art does, it sticks with you. For example, in the fourth novel, THE FACE, the level of zoom-in on the details gave me a headache: THRILL as Kirth Gersen acquires a controlling interest in a failing mining company, stock certificate by hard-won stock certificate!

Shadrach in the Furnace is at once a broad, sweeping novel and a harsh, abrasive, irreverent book about a. .

Shadrach in the Furnace is at once a broad, sweeping novel and a harsh, abrasive, irreverent book about a life-and-death battle between two titans-one the epitome of evil, the other a paragon of idealism-in a society pushed to extremes. Silverberg, Robert. Indianapolis : Bobbs-Merrill. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Robert Silverberg was born in 1935 and began to write while studying for his BA at Columbia University. He is one of the most prolific of all SF writers and among his many fine novels are Dying Inside, The Book of Skulls, A Time of Changes and Lord Valentine's Castle. Библиографические данные. Shadrach in the Furnace Gateway Essentials.

Comments: (7)
Dagdage
I feel so constrained by a five-star (no fractions allowed) review system...

This omnibus contains five novels:
THE STAR KING
THE KILLING MACHINE
THE PALACE OF LOVE
THE FACE
THE BOOK OF DREAMS

In a nutshell, a survivor of an event known as the "Mount Pleasant Massacre" trains himself to become an almost superhuman revenge engine (revengine?) dedicated to the elimination of five men, interplanetary criminals, the "Demon Princes." Attel Malagate, Kokor Hekkus, Viole Falushe, Lens Larque and Howard Alan Treesong (named here in order of appearance as the antagonists) each get their turn with Your Hero, Kith Gersen over the course of the five novels. A common complaint by readers is that Gersen is a bit of a cipher, but I suspect that's built in deliberately by Vance - the reader is free to project more of himself upon the character.

I almost tuned out a few times in the early books; "Vance fatigue," an aesthetic exhaustion caused by exceedingly intricate world-building, needs to be a thing in the SF vernacular like "Niven psychosis." And yet...as almost any quality art does, it sticks with you. For example, in the fourth novel, THE FACE, the level of zoom-in on the details gave me a headache: THRILL as Kirth Gersen acquires a controlling interest in a failing mining company, stock certificate by hard-won stock certificate! It was the fiduciary equivalent of a character powering up for ten minutes during an episode of Dragonball Z. But there's enough bravura storytelling to keep most detail-phobes locked in until the end. Actually, the idea of beating the elusive antagonist by slowly gaining control of his shadowy business interests turns out to be quirky enough to work. And for endings, it's hard to beat the perverse satisfaction of Gersen's revenge against Lens Larque, AND the girl who who dumped him at THE FACE's conclusion.

Each of the five DP novels rambles, touches on a multitude of topics besides Gersen's quest for revenge against the five criminal masterminds who give the series its name, but without harming the narrative. It's just that maybe the narrative isn't what you expect it to be when you start. Certainly, the revenge isn't always sweet. Throughout, Vance inserts poetry by the mad Navarth, excerpts from the sublime SCROLL FROM THE NINTH DIMENSION (itself worth the price of admission. A pity Vance didn't give us more of the adventures of Marmaduke. Did he ever get his wallet back?), and Unspiek, Baron Bodissey's magnum opus LIFE, giving a strange, chaotic animus to this hybrid of Batman, James Bond and STAR TREK.

I might not recommend this to the casual reader as his or her first Jack Vance experience - better to start with, say, THE DRAGON MASTERS or THE LAST CASTLE, and certainly the oft-mentioned "The Moon Moth." If you like Vance's moves, then you'll enjoy The Demon Princes.
Gela
The Demon Princes is one of the classics of Vancian science fiction. It is an a-typical series of novels as revenge fiction. It not only explores the impact of Kirth's obsession with revenge on his life and growth it also explores the impact of interstellar travel and colonization on the Law and the ability to enforce it. Kirth Gersen's family was wiped out in a raid by five Demon Princes. who enslaved and killed the entire community. As the sole survivors his Grand Father raises him as the ultimate tool of revenge. The novels detail Kirth's revenge and personal growth against each of the five pirates, the so-called Demon Princes. The beauty of the stories is that the Demon Princes and even more so their henchmen are deadly dangerous. The novels are repleat with beautiful and deadly worlds, twisted and exotic cultures, the dangers of the Beyond and the sophistication of the Oikumene. In addition each of the novels is a mystery. Kirth does not know who the Demon Princes are but must search them out track them down and overcome their vast wealth, mania, and resources.
Shem
This is an omnibus edition of Vance's five volume Demon Princes series of SF consisting of the titles "The Star King", "The Killing Machine", "The Palace of Love", "The Face", and "The Book of Dreams".

This omnibus follows Kirth Gersen as he investigates and attempts to find the identities of the men who did him and his family a terrible wrong when he was a boy. This obsession takes him all over the Gaean Reach and out Beyond. Vance describes each planet Gersen visits in loving detail, from its flora and fauna to its architecture and people.

These books are considered by many Vancians as his best work overall . I believe that it's due to their diversity. Each book finds Gersen on a different planet, meeting new people, becoming involved in fresh intrigues. This series has it all-- romance, action, adventure, SF, mystery, suspense, and all this told in Vance's immaculate prose. This is a masterpiece, period. Well worth the price.
Aloo
The last 3-4 books in this series are where this collection shines- the exotic settings and cultures, and the psychological profiles of the master criminals, the Demon Princes, that Kirth Gersen has spent his life tracking down after they enslaved his family. Each of the villains has a psychological weakness, some influence from their childhoods that betray them one by one to Gersen, who searches the galaxy for these masters of disguise. Sophisticated space opera, but easy to read, and compelling. Gersen's exotic journey to the Palace of Love with the mad poet Navarth, and his visit to hostile Dar Sai to find Lens Larque, a Darsh whose pride despises the fact that his kind are disgusted by other races as primitive and repellent are two unforgettable adventures. Then there's the scene at a class reunion where the wimpy kid who was picked upon revisits his former classmates, and is one of the Demon Princes who has decided to get even...just read this series. The Palace of Love, The Face, and The Book of Dreams are indispensable for Vance fans.
Keath
This is actually a collection of five stories of revenge on five master criminals in the far future, for a raid on the hero's home. The five stories are: The Star King, The Killing Machine, The Palace of Love, The Face and The Book of Dreams. While good stories, I don't think they are Jack Vance's best ( I think "Tschai" is a better series). Each story concerns one of the criminals, however, it seems to me that the criminals and the way they are defeated tends to follow similar patterns for each. What's enjoyable are the various cultures that Vance creates as background.
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