Lords of Uncreation: An epic space adventure from a master storyteller (The Final Architecture Book 3)

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Lords of Uncreation: An epic space adventure from a master storyteller (The Final Architecture Book 3)

Lords of Uncreation: An epic space adventure from a master storyteller (The Final Architecture Book 3)

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A review in New Scientist praised the psychological exploration of "unspace", but felt that the story was sometimes "hard to follow" due to the number of alien species, planets, and characters. In the first layer, Tchaikovsky develops the individual characters, primarily the crew members of the Vulture God. The central mystery surrounding the originators, unspace and the architects remains thoroughly compelling, and the epic planetary scale chaos is most gratifying, but the science (usually Tchaikovsky's strong point and wow factor) and character development remain weak spots, the latter in part due to POV overload.

This would have worked if there had been *any* use of her legal and diplomatic skills, but she is just.The implacable, unknowable, hostile aliens from another dimension aren’t a disappointing damp squib (hello, The Expanse!

Clarke Award, Children of Ruin and Shards of Earth both won the British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel and The Tiger and the Wolf won the British Fantasy Award for Best Fantasy Novel. It's tricky getting the balance right between the universe-spanning grandeur and the more down to earth character-led politics. Tchaikovsky has become one of my favorite current SF authors, but Orbit Books blatantly exposes their Revenue Generation priorities in the editing and packaging of this space-opera. It is this steady advance that convinces him the Architects are only the tools or slaves of another more powerful force that has bent them to its will and that wants to destroy all traces of sentient life from the universe.Overall, a fascinating world with multiple, masterfully imagined alien species, artificial intelligences, advanced technologies, and conflicting human cultures with plausible political situations, and well worth reading. The scene shifts to the perspective of Kris, lawyer and knife-fighter, once a crew member of the Vulture God, who is traveling to Estoc.

It is this human contact that enables him to function despite his total immersion in his mental wanderings.Also several characters didn't have as much to do, like Kris and Solace, and it felt like they were threading water till we came to the place where they had a role to play.

However, just when this unnecessary distraction (unnecessary not as in the author added something to make the book bigger but unnecessary because aggravating and people should have been better) is over, the shit is hitting the fan. The characters we’ve come to know through the last two books all get their fair share of screen time, and their storylines mostly tie up satisfactorily. Both ships are then hijacked by the Broken Harvest crime syndicate, which is based out of the Hegemony. Gleichzeitig wird nicht jedes Mysterium bis ins Detail aufgeklärt, was mir gefällt, denn so wird es nicht banal.

I don't think Chaikovsky will be hailed as the master of prose, but he uses his prose as an instrument for the propagation of his ideas in a very engaging and precise way.

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