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Preview — Jack the Bodiless by Julian May
Jack the Bodiless (Galactic Milieu Trilogy #1)
Only Rogi Remillard, the chosen tool of the most powerful alien being in the Milieu, and his nephew M ...more
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The whole of the Remillard clan come across in human terms that strongly balances the obvious differences that makes them 'not like the others'.
If you start this T ...more
* The Many-Coloured Land
* The Golden Torc
* The Nonborn King
* The Adversary
These can be read as a standalone series, but who wou ...more
I'm a sucker for good plot and this series definitely has it. In addition, it also has great humor, lots of big words (a dictionary by my side at all times), and impeccable research (who knew that you could still buy ice axes are REI in the year 2113?).
And so the first paragraph continu ...more
Intervention has happened and Earth is on the brink of being accepted into the Galactic milieu but things are not running smoothly, a metapsychic child is born to Teresa Kendall a member of the Remillard dynasty, he is an incredibly gifted being who is fighting for his own survival against medical odds as his body is fighting against him and only his mind is keeping him alive together with the help of medical science.
Uncle Rogi and Marc Rem ...more
Sadly, after all those great reads, Jack falls somewhat flat. To be sure, there are some vague glimpses of the overstory which are appreciated, and it is interesting to see the continuing story of Remillard f ...more
In the year 2051, Earth stood on the brink of acceptance as full member of the Galactic Milieu, a confederation of worlds spread across the galaxy. Leading humanity was the powerful Remillard family, but somebody�or something�known only as "Fury" wanted them out of the way.
Only Rogi Remillard, the chosen tool of the most powerful alien being in the Milieu, and his nephew Marc, the greatest metapsychic yet born on Earth, knew about Fury. But even they were powerless to stop it when it began to k
That aside, provided you started the series somewhere else, this is a pretty good book. Some of the mind-powers scenarios tested my 'suspension of disbelief' pretty close to its limit (and that is th ...more
Again well researched, but for a scifi fantasy it's hard work: I liken it to a mountain ...more
I probably re-read (or at least skim through) this entire series every 5 years or ...more
Thanks to goodreads I learned there were a bunch of other books set in the same universe and decided reading them.
While not as enjoyable, because these assume lots of backstory, the writing is enjoyable, and it's fun. I sure would have loved to read these 20 years ago.
Too tired for a proper review right now, mainly because I didn't sleep long enough last night because I couldn't put this down until I'd finished it. Maybe that tells you something.
I just have to ask: crippling diseases aside, is Jack a Mary-Sue?
For one thing, it's one of those books that might be called Science Fantasy. The "science" focused on is psychic stuff. There is space travel, but all the "action" takes place in two places, and not much travelling is done. Also, Bigfoot is a reality. So, very little Science in the Science Fiction.
My bigger problem with the book is that not much happened.
A couple of the characters were relatively well done.
So if you have no problems with that go try them because most people seem to like them, but if you do I'd say that there are more than enough other good books you can read.
(I doubt that I will read the remainder of Julian May's Galactic Milieu trilogy.)