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The Abolition of Species

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The world as we know it is over. Man’s reign on earth has come to an end, and the reign of the animals has begun. The indifferently wise Cyrus Golden the Lion rules the three-city state that is now what remains of Europe. Yet, other forces stir while the king of beasts sleeps—the last struggling human resistance, the Atlanteans with their mysterious undersea plans; the fac...more
Hardcover, 382 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by Seagull Books (first published January 1st 2008)
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I went through almost all emotional states during reading this book.

I loathed it, I was bored like hell, then cautiosly interested, then again... bored and annoyed by all the meaningless technobabble...

It was my toughest read in along time. Up to the second half I didn't like it at all. When there was a scene, where I thought it might become interesting, it was destroyed by the following chapter... and so on...

The language is sometimes very colloquial and sounds like something a pretentious teen...more
Pretty brilliant book laughing at various theories of evolution. Though rather pessimistic in the end, as per the chances of any intelligent species to organize their lives reasonably well. The story is of a post-human Earth which emerged as a result of biotech intervention which made animals intelligent and made some people into intelligent animals. While these consider several attributes of human societies (money, labor division) irrational to the point of insanity, the society they created is...more
ich glaube jedem der behauptet, dass dieses buch ultra schlau und total literarisch wertvoll und so ist.

aber ich bin weder schlau noch literat. traurige wahrheit. für mich ist das ein fantasyroman mit zu vielen namen und zu wenig spannung. laaaaaaaangweilig bis zur seite 174. Was ist da passiert? Ich hab das buch zugeklappt und für immer ins regal gestellt.
ganz schön dick, dabei müßte ich anna karenina noch fertiglesen. naja was solls. das leben kann noch 50 jahre dauern da geht sowas schon mal.

puh, fertig! wobei ih sagen muss, das letzte viertel habe ich eher im schnellleseverfahren mitgenommen, wodurch mir aber wohl auch nicht mehr entgangen sein dürfte als vorher.
"Die Menschen mußten sterben, damit die Menschheit eine Chance hat"
- Darum geht es in dem Roman. Sehr gutes Buch!
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