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My thoughts swirled and flickered not unlike the symbols of the virus that had flown through my palm moments ago. The government cryptologists claimed that human knowledge of Vaían ciphers wasn’t sufficient to find the hexagrammaton. The Vaían alphabet consisted of one hundred and thirteen symbols, enabling two and a half billion six-letter combinations. But only millions of them translated some sequences of the virus into executable programs. Without knowing the engines’ functions, there was no ...more
Hexagrammaton is an ambitious ...more
Something for people who love mathematics and cryptology.
The author lost me somewhere during one of the lengthy info dumps. I skimmed a little, which is probably not a good sign in a short story. Quite clever, but it wasn‘t really my cup of tea, 2.5 stars.
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I have no clue how to describe this story. There seems to be space, aliens, and a revolution. There's also a virus and cryptology. I have no clue what happened or what was going on. The writing was very well done and was the reason I kept reading, but the writing is also a hindrance for this story because it moves along with no cohesive flow and the plot is flying out the window- it's all over the place. Anyway, if you like scifi, you'll probably like this....more
J'ai aimé cet univers (la question éternelle : à partir de quelle transformation l'homme n'est plus un être humain ? doit il avoir peur de cette évolution future ? est ce la seule solution pour atteindre la dimension univers ? et comme clé le langage et sa traduction ... Superbe )
A conserver et à relire absolument Un auteur à suivre avec intérêt
In the aftermath of the first alien contact, the narrator moved from the Juppiter colonies back to Earth. His new job is to guide cleared visitors into the deep buried bellies of the remaining alien ships. His newest client, a young woman named Janita, proves to be a member of the resistance carrying in her body what ...more
Impressively dense story. It will take another reading to really figure it out. Could have used more unpacking in the story itself, I think. And it is a translation.
See Tadiana's detailed review, https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
-- which also has the direct story link.
Better save this now....