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The Broken God (A Requiem for Homo Sapiens #1)

4.19 of 5 stars 4.19  ·  rating details  ·  436 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Into the Neverness maze, a wild boy stumbles, spear in hand, starving, frostbitten and grieving. Danlo the Wild, raised by far-off Alaloi neanderthal cave-dwellers survived a plague that took his tribe. He is not a misshapen neanderthal, but human and immune. Sinister Architects of the Universal Cybernetic Church created the disease and the cure.
Mass Market Paperback, 695 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by Spectra (first published 1992)
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Dev Null
May 26, 2009 Dev Null rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who liked Neverness
This is an odd fish.

I really liked it. Big space opera and metaphysics of the soul all mashed up together around a chewey centre of some interesting characters and some intriguing concepts. At the core of this novel are questions like "What does it mean to be alive?" "What is conciousness?" and "When is it ok to kill?" but, to my mind, they're wrapped up enough in the story that you don't feel preached at. And Zindell's mystic style suits his somewhat mythical material. I'd definitely read it ag
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Ainsley
Incredible Sci-Fi. Sympathetic characters, gripping plot, eastern-based phiolsophical grounding (for those who are tired of boy-saves-world tripe). Best of all, fantastic and new imagery. Wolfe beats Zindell, but only just. Zindell wins overall, as he's not trying to show off how clever he is. Very recommended.
Kalin
От всички книги в живота ми, за тази съм говорил най-много... и ми е най-трудно да говоря.

Тук има есе-размисъл, вдъхновено от нея:

http://kal.zavinagi.org/?p=33

Ала... достатъчно ли е?

(Поне за начало?)
Marshall Vandegrift
Over-the-top but fun and occassionally deep, plus grand-scale world-building. Kind of Atlas Shrugged for existentialism. Only, you know, good.
Dennis Cooper
I really enjoyed this book. I thought it would be quite a difficult read but I found myself pleasantly surprised. Now having said that it's not book for everybody. Yep it's classed as science fiction but there no big epic space battles or zap guns. It'a book that you need to take your time reading. It's not a quick read by any means and that not just length of book. The reader needs to think about what he/she is reading.I would recommend this if you enjoy your science fiction with a bit of depth ...more
Martin Barbov
Marto's Boolean Review

Интересен Свят: Да
Жив Свят: Да
Интересни Герои: Да
Развиващи се Герои: Да
Сиви Герои: Да
Адекватен Финал: Да
Интересен Език: Да
Лесно Четивна: Не
Интересни Идеи: Да
Спазване на Вътрешната Логика: Да

Оценка от ревюто: 9/10
Моя Оценка: 10/10

Свободни размисли: Тази книга просто няма право да е толкова въздействаща. Първото прочитане ме смаза почти физически, въпреки че на пръв поглед сюжета (бегло наподобяващ историята на Тарзан) звучи изтъркано. Жалко е, че в България най-вероятно ник
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Dave Peticolas

Although set in the future, this book is more like high fantasy than sci-fi and technology is basically treated like magic. There are also strong mystical overtones throughout. I do like high fantasy, but that genre has to walk a fine line between earnestness and just pure silliness. I think this book is more of the latter than the former. The book is also told from the point of view of a single character and with 900 pages to get through the single reference point gets old fast, or at least it

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Deepthought
Yes, it certainly keeps up with the traditional of philsophical science fiction of a space opera. Book that follows the brilliant Neverness. I am a sucker for the higher themes . When a book addresses the big questions, it has my attention. My imagination ran wild with the cybernetic alam -al-mitral. It reminds of what is happening currently with the cyber world being more a realm we continue to exist in. You realise with these books that our loving consiousness connects to form a living entity. ...more
Bibliognome
Great peice of writing that philosophically reflects the original writers of science fiction in that it addresses those existential questions that the first writers were chasing. There are some intelligent concepts in here that some might see as religion, but finfish the series before you fall into that trap...
Toyvo
Слишком много дешевой научной фантастики для дешевой религиозной философии, слишком много дешевой религиозной философии для дешевой научной фантастики. Что Желязны, что Херберт, что, к примеру, Хайнлайн, работали значительно, значительно лучше.
Jody
For a Universe that did not exist before this book, I was completely hooked in the story of Danlo Wi Soli Ringess.
Kristy Buzbee
I think I'm supposed to read the book Neverness before this one, so I need to find it. D:
Lee
Gave up after `700 pages (of 862) due to too many philosphy of religion type info dumps.
Harvey
It is very, very long and really not worth the effort.
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