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Review of "Indra's Net" by Juan Miguel Aguilera - Ed Alamut

Indra's netIndra's Net It is a book of science fiction of what might be called the subgenre of the "books of travel in time" with a mixture of "parallel universes" and "military campaign". The book engages fairly and read at a time.

The story tells the adventures of a mature professor of physics who has led an intense life, including two divorces and his participation in the Strategic Defense Initiative during the Cold War. Now he prepares to face the part which is more sedate of his career.

Obviously, circumstances force her to devote himself to have to help one of their ex-husbands, a colonel in the United States Department of Defense, which leads her and her assistant, to investigate a perfect geode two kilometers in diameter found in the basement of Canada, for which geologists find no rational explanation and that everything points to have an extraterrestrial origin.

At one point our heroes enter the pocket and this causes an unexpected twist of the story, which takes us to worlds inhabited by intelligent non-human species and to know the existence of beings who live outside of time. To this is added a terminal illness by the protagonist, a traitor in the team and various military topics.

Its author, Juan Miguel Aguilera, It presents characters with depth, consistent with the past and with a well worked psychological profile. Non-human civilizations that creates are interesting and generally wish to know more about them.

The book ends the story of the pocket, but leaves the actors stranded in one of the worlds they have visited ... I do not know if there will be a second part ... I would not mind reading it.

Review of "peaks and valleys" by Spencer Johnson - Empresa Activa

Peaks and valleysAntonio González Barros (of Intercom) You have the amiable habit of sharing the fragment and a brief review of some book that seemed interesting, every Monday morning. That's how I met "Peaks and valleys"As little blurb about an interesting book that came to my email from my former boss.

The review was interesting and author, Spencer Johnson (author of "Who has taken my cheese“, “The present“, “The One Minute"And so many other good books), I know that I like and it offers an entertaining way (although parabolic) good advice both personal and enterprise level. So last week, one of the visits I make to my usual bookstore in search of science fiction, I decided to buy it. The book reads in a couple of hours or less.

The author presents us with life as a continuum of peaks (good times) and valleys (not so good times) and reflects on the cause-effect relationship between the two. To write this review I will take as a basis the summary made by the author himself, in the final pages of the book, and I will add my comments about it (in brackets and italics).

Use your CIMAS AND VALLEYS IN YOUR WORK AND IN LIFE, TO MANAGE YOUR GOOD AND YOUR bad.

Make your reality is your ally. You're temporarily on top of a peak or in the depths of a valley, ask yourself: What is the truth in this situation?

(The author puts special emphasis on the need to correctly perceive reality and not to create our own world. To ask what the underlying truth in every situation is the key to resolving it.)

BEFORE LEAVING FOR A VALLEY ...

Find and use hidden well at a bad time. Calm down, because you know that the Valleys are not eternal. Do the opposite of what led you to the Valley. Salt yourself: provides more help at work and be more loving in life. (This seems to me a crucial advice to quit a bad time ... stop focusing on yourself and others oriented. It never fails and produces great satisfaction.)

Avoid comparisons. Discover how good it hides a bad time, and use it to your advantage soon. (This advice is especially important, comparisons lead to envy and fear ... and as we know well say the Benejeserit of Dune "Fear clouds the mind". Instead of longing and fear is better to concentrate on seeing the good that hides all times and use it in your favor.)

PERMANECECER FOR LONGER IN A TOP ...

Rate and manage your good times wisely. I am humble and grateful. Do more of what got you there. Keep doing things better. Do more for others. Economizes for your next Valleys.

(... how many times I lacked humility ... I can not count them on the fingers of one hand ... or with those of the two, for that matter. Anyway ...)

TO REACH YOUR NEXT TOP ...

Follow your perceptive vision. Imagine enjoying a better future with details as specific and credible soon enjoy doing what you take there.

(This is another great tip that I put into practice whenever I can, and I recommend both pupils and friends. Visualize where you want to go, simply because doing so shows you how you can get there and greatly facilitates the way There's nothing worse to go adrift and expect it to be chance or luck that take you to a successful conclusion. in this sense, there is another book of these yellow and blue top can also be useful to us "good luck" by Fernando Trías Bes and Alex Rovira of.)

TO HELP PEOPLE…

Share it with others! It helps people to good and bad times are also helpful.

(Sobran comments)

In short, it is a book 100% recommended that 90 pages can help a lot in these times of crisis in which more than one is plunged into a valley, so it is worth making a small investment in time it takes to read the book and then have 3 or 4 hours to reflect on what they have learned, notebook in hand, and draw up a plan.

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Reseña de “ANATEMA” de Neal Stephenson – Nova, Ed. B

AnathemaI believe that Anathema It is one of the best science fiction books I've read this 2009. But I am obliged to warn in advance that it is not easy to read and it is necessary to perform an act of faith during the first 150 pages of the book. That said, the typical good book by Neal Stephenson: great prose, good sense of humor, impeccable setting and well created and deep characters. all a joy. If you also like philosophy, music, mathematics and science in general, then you would not stop reading.

Writing this review will not be easy (hence this task has been delayed a few weeks), there is much to explain and much to consider.

As far as the argument is concerned, Stephenson unveils us little by little the story of a planet called Arbre, like Earth but not the same, with a history of collapse and social and cultural rebirth that has taken so far in which the action of this book lies. The actual plot begins with the discovery in the sky Arbre of an alien spacecraft orbiting the planet for two years. Our protagonist and his companions sources (As Arbre vocabulary, people who have sworn to follow the Discipline Cartasiana and they are living in a kind of monasteries called concentos) Shall establish contact with the ship and try to understand these strange beings coming from elsewhere and not chemically or culture share with the people of Arbre.

Without warning, Stephenson puts us squarely in the culture of Arbre, using vocabulary and concepts of Arbre, which for the poor mortals of Earth are really hard to understand (these are the 150 pages that need to overcome in order to fully enjoy the book) ... in the end, total immersion is appreciated and you see that gives the book a rich and exquisite dimension that would otherwise not be achieved, but at first ... phew, you have to repeat yourself like a mantra "this is a book Stephenson, I have faith"A few times, to keep going and not give up when you get whole paragraphs that do not understand ... to illustrate, here's an example:

“Tres fras y dos sures cantaron un motete en cinco partes mientras otros doce revoloteaban frente a ellos. En realidad, no estaban revoloteando, aunque desde donde estábamos daba esa impresión. Cada uno de ellos representaba el índice superior o inferior de una ecuación teorética sobre ciertos tensores y una métrica. Al desplazarse de un lado a otro, cruzándose e intercambiando posiciones mientras se movían frente a la mesa principal, estaban representando un cálculo sobre la curvatura de una variedad tetradimensional, con varios pasos de simetrización, antisimetrización y elevación y descenso de índices. Si alguien que no supiese nada de teorética lo hubiese visto desde arriba, se habría llevado la impresión de que era un baile campestre. La música era encantadora a pesar de que cada pocos segundos el gimoteo de los cismexes la interrumpía.”

... This paragraph corresponds to page 120 of the book. I promise to prospective readers that by the end of the book, passages like this are totally clear and understandable ... at least as regards vocabulary. Little by little you discover that a "cismex"It is something advanced to a mobile phone, a"syntactic device that uses quantum theoretical"It is something like a quantum computer and when referring to a Faraday chamber do calling it a 'Cesto of Bucker Sante"... It ends up being even fun to appreciate the changes in vocabulary.

I selected this paragraph in particular for another reason: the "...cantaron and motets". And I thought that probably only the 16 geeks that we meet every Wednesday to pay tribute to Piarist father introduced us to music 30 years ago and we respect singing motets in his honor, knew what a motet !!! It turns out that Stephenson knows, and what is more important in this case, the translator of the book also knows !!! In fact, the great honoree commenting Anathema should be the translator, so I'm going to devote the next paragraph of this review.

Pedro Jorge Romero: This is a Galician-making that I think is my age (1967 ... c'mon) and I admire for his work, for many years. I think I discovered it around 1995 on the Internet in news groups devoted to science fiction. Already in 2003, 2004 and 2005 while I was in Noticias.com sindicaba RSS content your blog to incorporate the articles published in this newspaper online, for its originality and because I loved. Peter George was also a fanzine editor BEM Science Fiction that was all the rage in the 90s, and the alma mater of Nessus file (An extinct website dedicated to science fiction). Along with Rafael Marin (another author and translator who has stolen my heart) are who translate a large part of the books of Ediciones B Nova collection, dedicated to the science fiction and directs Miquel Barceló. I know that some credit that enchant me Neal Stephenson's books is thanks to the work of Pedro Jorge Romero. So I am very grateful. In the case of AnathemaThe work of Pedro Jorge must have been very difficult and deserves my sincere compliments and congratulations.

Back to AnathemaIn addition to the theme of "motets” también me ha entusiasmado el trato científico que da a la música y concretamente al poder de los armónicos que producen los bajos, que se acoplan tanto al lugar en el que se cantan como físicamente en la cabeza de quienes cantan, llegando a modificar (según el protagonista de ésta historia…) el funcionamiento de la mente. Seguro que los monjes budistas del Tíbet están de acuerdo con él.

In short, it is a book that I loved, which is long to read through more than 700 pages, but after the first 100 pages is bearable, but you end up with wrist pain if you try to read several hours. The book suggests dream and, above all, as you discover why why the alien ship is in orbit Arbre.

The book is 100% recommended if you are an advanced reader of Science Fiction, for someone starting out would not recommend it because it is too "hard" to start both the CF and Stephenson's world. Instead, it would recommend starting with reading Stephenson Baroque cycle, with the Criptonomicón or even better, Snow Crash which is much simpler, if you want to get into it gently.

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Review of "THE LADY OF LABERINTOS" Karl Schroeder - La Factoria

The Lady of Mazes, Karl SchroederAhhhhh ... (<- sigh)!, How I love Science Fiction hard. How much he missed her!

This is an interesting book that creates dreams and frees the mind of any concern is. A balm before going to sleep. While reading requires absolute concentration and certain intellectual effort that thankfully is rewarded by good hour that makes you spend while you're reading.

The book puts our characters in a distant future in which the solar system is colonized by humans, in which some humans have evolved to something beyond and in which artificial intelligence has evolved beyond all expectations.

Our protagonists live in Corona Teven habitat located near Jupiter and has toroidal form. Surely a world inspired by the Ringworld from Larry NivenBut unlike the latter, its inhabitants do not live isolated from the rest of humanity, if not with other human habitats by neighbors with which the founders of the crown are related when they want.

both Corona Teven like the rest of the human universe, it is colonized by millions of people who can live together, just are not all located in the same plane of reality. Thanks to what the author calls collectorsEach company can create an environment in which to move and interact with their fellow people without interfering with other companies. That is, that in the same physical point can live many companies created by collectors different, without interfering with each other. Each company created by a manifold it is a culture in itself, with a history, mythology and unique technology, though virtual. The interaction between humans of different collectors is limited and one of our protagonists is a diplomatic moves between companies of different collectors and who will be discovering us how your world.

This theoretically idyllic society begins to crumble when an entity called 3340 begins to interfere with collectors and try to knock down the barriers that keep technology under control.

In the book we nanotechnology, terraformaciones, virtual reality, interstellar travel, IA God, human post also believe that God is believed and countless other things that make your reading is really a joy.

The author, who has a way of telling the story reminiscent Greg Bear, Strives at all times to make credible the universe and explain the philosophy of its people and its interesting political system based on the theories of open source we all know.

In short, 100% recommended a book worth reading.

Review of "WITH NEW EYES" Alessandra Borghese of Ediciones Rialp

With new eyes, Alessandra BorgheseThis is a book that leaves what accustomed to normally read (Science Fiction or professional reading) is. In fact, not even bought it, I gave it to a friend who thought I would like to dedicate a few hours to meet Alessandra Borghese. And this is what I did, I spent a weekend reading this book.

The book is an autobiography that tells the story of the author since, at age 16, one of his commits suicide in front of her friends, until his conversion to orthodox Catholicism. Going through an unhappy marriage (and subsequent death of her ex-husband), for his work in New York at American Express and as a promoter of art exhibitions and back to Rome.

Of course, with this synopsis, not a book that invites reading. But the important thing is not what happens to the author, if not the reflections that goes along by the narrative of his life and end up taking her to rediscover the Catholic faith and to look "with new eyes"Its existence and everything that surrounds it.

And the truth is that it gets you to think and look sense of what you're doing in your life. So I gave it to my friend, and I thank you.

The book consists of three parts. In the first, the author places his life in a social context and some events that shape and become someone rather frivolous and fun-loving without a clear objective. In the second part, the house of cards on which mounted their daily lives is decaying, and begins to see the need to create a stronger basis for their existence. In the third part, he speaks and his conversion to orthodox Catholicism and the new direction of his life.

This last part is a bit confusing because it speaks of liturgical issues and theory of Catholicism that did not know existed ... but precisely this lack of knowledge makes it interesting to read about it.

In short, as I think it took me about 3 or 4 hours to read it, my verdict is worth spending the time and then get a few hours to reflect on what they read. The book leaves no one indifferent.

Review of "A GLEAM IN HEAVEN" Kay Kenyon - The Factory

Flash in the skyA Flash in the sky It is a different book. In some ways is the typical science fiction book "discovery of alien world", but the world shows us is really original, well built and worked characters.

The story tells the adventures of space pilot Titus Quinn in a parallel universe that you accessed through a kind of wormhole when he was in space mission.

The first time you visit this parallel universe (christened Omniverso by Kay Kenyon) makes it by accident and with his family. The family is stranded in the Omniverse and Titus Quinn appears in the normal universe, without memory and with 14 years more (although in the real world have only been a few weeks).

The corporation you work for it apart from all spatial plan and ostracized because they do not believe anything that has (small pieces of memory). Time passes and the protagonist is plunged into a deep depression, until because of an accident in another spacecraft, the corporation begins to give credence to the possibility that there is a parallel universe and decides to organize a mission to investigate.

He Omniverso which tells us Kenyon is interesting. It is home to different races, some humanoids. For hundreds of years, from Omniverso You can see parts of our universe, which made flower a whole similar to the medieval Chinese culture, although race that dominates and has subdued all the Omniverse, the Tarig not know where they come from, have sophisticated technology (with travel space included) and fears our universe.

At times the Tarig remind Goauld from Stargate, Although the construction of Omniverso It is completely original and more or less consistent.

The only criticism I would make is about the irregular rhythm of the book. At times get bored, others get to read hours on end. It is also somewhat disappointing when as it nears the end're realizing that the author can not finish the book on pages remaining and you begin to suspect that there will be a second part. When you finish the book, it is clear that it is only a first part, and when you investigate a little more, you find that is the first of three books (A World Too Near Y City Without End). This explains some scenes filling and uneven pace of the book.

Still, the book is worth reading and is entertaining but does not give it a 10, more entertaining books with which to hang out.

About the author: Key Kenyon. It is interesting to know who started his career as an advertising writer and actress, and this explains in part the freshness of its proposal and originality. This is his eighth novel and has been a finalist for the Philip K. Dick Award and the John W. Campbell

Review of "TUF'S TRAVELS" George R.R.Martin - Ed. Zeta Science Fiction

Tuf's TravelsAs indicated Miquel Barceló in the prologue Tuf's Travels, We are faced with a book that actually is a collection of interrelated short stories including a bridge and filled with history just give it meaning. This makes it no less interesting the book, of course. Tuf's Travels It is a book that reads at a time and it's hilarious.

The book tells the story of a man named Haviland Tuf curious, independent merchant, a man of large (more than two and a half meters), bald, with white skin, vegetarian and lover of cats.

Note: Haviland Tuf not look anything like the character of the book cover ... I think that's designed thinking of another book or just came to read the first page of this. ... I wish the publisher would make a little more attention to these details.

Anyway ... back to the review ...

Haviland Tuf logra poseer una enorme nave espacial (de 30 Km) construida con tecnología de la Vieja Tierra y muy superior a la tecnología actual del universo que nos narra George R.R.Martin, sobre todo en materia de ingeniería biológica y ecología. La nave contiene una vasta biblioteca biológica y gigantescas estaciones de clonación.

A lo largo de siete relatos vamos descubriendo cómo Haviland Tuf consiguió la nave, qué características tiene, para qué sirve, por qué es un arma tan temida y cómo puede “ayudar” a mundos necesitados. Cada narración transcurre en un planeta determinado y con una problemática determinada, cosa que el autor aprovecha para describir sociedades y costumbres pintorescas con las que tendrá que lidiar el protagonista de esta historia.

Haviland Tuf, the main character describes how well the author, ends up being endearing, especially for his love of cats and his curious personality. I guess also because I read the book with my cat next door, purring grateful for my attentions.

The book is also fun because of all the stories, the author plays with the names of cats that go with situations in which the protagonist is. This causes some cats "Chaos", "Duda", "disorder", "Stupid" and many other names like that are called.

Anyway ... a highly recommended book, with situations that lend a good time to think about them and how to resolve them.

Review of "THE SOLAR NAVIGATOR" by David Brin - Ed Folio SF.

SundiverThis review should be called Review of "Until the Heart of the Sun: the cycle of elevation I" from David Brin, Because I had to buy in Paris when I lost my lack of foresight reading. Luckily, on the Champs Elysees Virgin have a good science fiction section and found this book I had not read (or if you've read, I do not remember having done so).

I have a little mental mess with him if I had read it or not, because I have not read strange because I thought I had read all the books Elevation cycle (Plus many other books by this author, among which is The postman [That of the homonymous film directed and carried by Kevin Costner] and a prequel The foundation de Asimov) pero al leer la contraportada de éste me di cuenta de que no lo había leído. Y al leerlo entero, creo positivamente que no lo había leído. Por otra parte, podría consultar mi biblioteca, pero resulta que estos libros que fueron escritos hace tanto tiempo (este es de 1980 y supongo que si lo leí, lo habría hecho sobre 1988-90) los tengo en el fondo de la biblioteca y no alcanzo a verlos si no saco un par de niveles que tengo superpuestos a estos. En fin… un drama. Cuando sea rica tendré una biblioteca enorme que me permita leer los lomos de todos los libros. O eso… o digitalizo todo lo que tengo ahora. En parte, el posible olvido y la falta de facilidades para la consulta fue lo que me motivó a escribir estas reseñas en el blog. Al menos ahora estoy segura de recordar lo que he leído estos dos últimos años.

But ... we go to the book review of Brin.

Like all books Elevation cycle based on the premise that humans have contact with other races of the universe, but it seems that none of these races has reached the stars without the help of a guide race that has helped her rise.

In the case of humans, it seems that no one helped us rise ... or someone helped us, but for unknown reasons abandoned us to our fate. This causes both on Earth and beyond, there factions are in favor of a thesis and factions are in favor of the other, which causes some friction between humans, and between humans and aliens.

The civil organization of our world is curious to say the least and Brin describes it in detail.

Despite being "orphaned" humans are respected by the other races of the universe because in turn have raised two landraces: dolphins and chimpanzees.

In this particular book, they show signs of a race of strange beings half average power field, living in the sun. So an expedition was organized to our sun king to try to establish contact with this race and discover, eventually, if it is or is not who gave us a hand in raising.

The characters are endearing and have depth. Aliens from the high races are very curious and description of their societies lends itself to dream to see them sometime. Also the description of solar ship and the technology used to avoid being burned (stasis field generator amending spacetime outside deck of the ship) is detailed and interesting.

The book is highly recommendable, and whether they had read or not, I'm happy having spent a few days of my vacation.

Review of "The Well of Ascension" by Brandon Sanderson, Nova - Ediciones B

He "Well of Ascension"It is the second installment of the saga"Mistborn"Brandon Sanderson and is as addictive as the first ... even though not science fiction but fantasy.The Well of Ascension Brandon Sanderson

As in the first part, the story takes place in a world in which the last thousand years has been falling ash as a rain (for reasons still unknown but are linked in some way to the rise to power of the Lord Ruler) and every night impenetrable mist covers your world.

The society describes Sanderson is divided between skaa (Slaves) and nobles who often have powers Allomancers allowing their bodies to burn certain metals for special skills. The Allomancy It is an inherited trait but not dominant. By extravagances of genetics, some characters in our history have the concentration of all these powers and become "Mistborn"Beings capable of burning any kind of metal Allomancer and get skills that becomes almost invincible against conventional armies.

In the book first we saw the fall of the Lord Ruler after a thousand years of absolute rule through terror and control Allomancy. The Lord is defeated by a whole group of characters formed by a band of "thieves" and their allies, both of noble birth and origin skaa, Led by Kelsier, who dies at the last moment to liberate the people skaa. En esta segunda entrega, el libro trata sobre cómo los protagonistas de la historia (ya sin Kelsier) sobreviven a las consecuencias de la caída del Lord Legislador y a todo el caos económico y social en el que queda sumido el mundo tras mil años de estabilidad.

El sistema de magia que nos va explicando el autor a lo largo de éstos dos libros está bien construido y hasta llega a ser creíble desde un punto de vista científico si pasamos por alto ciertas premisas que sólo son aceptables en el género fantástico. Aún así, el autor nos los explica siempre desde un punto de vista químico y no mágico, cosa que se agradece. Diferentes metales, actuando siempre en pares opuestos, otorgan poderes a quienes tienen la capacidad de quemarlos en el interior de su cuerpo. Por ejemplo, la quema de zinc permite encender las emociones de quienes nos rodean, y la quema de latón (una aleación de zinc y cobre) permite aplacar las emociones. La quema de cobre oculta la alomancia, y la quema de bronce (aleación de cobre y estaño) descubre la alomancia. Existen 12 metales con poder alomántico y por lo tanto, 12 habilidades extraordinarias.

Some characters that do not have these powers, they can also use skills storing bracelets and rings (the author calls ferruquímia). These characters can build physical strength, speed, heat, mental speed, etc. depending on the metal of the ring or cuff is composed.

Los personajes están bien construidos y adquieren profundidad. Algunos de ellos llegan a hacerse entrañables y en muchos casos llegas a desear conocerlos más a fondo. Entre estos personajes destacaría a un cambiador de formas que pertenece a una especie llamada kandra, que vive en cadáveres (no tienen porqué ser cadáveres humanos) y que son profesionales imitando a la perfección la forma y la personalidad de quien toman el cuerpo. La relación entre estos kandra y los humanos se rige por un curioso contrato que vamos conociendo mejor a lo largo de ésta segunda entrega. Espero que en la tercera entrega volvamos a encontrar a uno de estos personajes y el autor desarrolle más la sociedad que forma esta especie.

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Review of "THE RESURRECTION OF ANTARCTIC" Jeremy Robinson - Thriller (Via Magna)

Although The Resurrection of Antarctica It is not published in the collection Quantum Via Magna, it is a science fiction book.Resurrection of Antarctica

El argumento que el autor plantea en el libro se basa el análisis de las consecuencias de un movimiento súbito de la corteza terrestre (al margen de la tectónica de placas), que provoca que todos los continentes queden movidos unos 40 grados respecto su posición actual. Así, los nuevos polos están ocupados por EE.UU y Australia, respectivamente, y la Antártida florece con una selva tropical.

Según la hipótesis del autor, éste fenómeno ocurre cada 10.000 años porque la Tierra gira sobre su órbita tambaleándose levemente debido a la acumulación de hielo en los polos, y es el desequilibrio entre el peso del Polo Sur y el del Polo Norte lo que provoca que cada cierto tiempo parte de la corteza se deslice encima del magma sobre el que flota. Esto explica mitos como el Diluvio Universal y un gran número de leyendas parecidas… también el de la Atlántida, aunque el autor no la nombra.

Obviously following the global catastrophe caused by the movement of the earth's crust, a large part of the population has perished beneath the waters that caused the melting of the poles and the world has great difficulty in reaching the millions wounded and displaced they have survived the frost that occurred in areas that are now the poles.

Following such an American custom (and I've never understood), the world decides that Antarctica to claim a race in which there will be three winning teams will be divided this continent is organized. So every country prepares its teams.

Once in Antarctica, teams to various types of risk will face: animals that have revived thanks to the Anhydrobiosis (a kind of liofiliación but allows animals to revive ... I know there are certain agencies that do have this capacity for regeneration ), dinosaurs and finally to biblical demons that the author calls Nephilim.

Since Jeremy Robinson (author) is scriptwriter, the whole book has pace and is very well told. If something sins, is that at times we seem to be in the chapter of a TV series.

One issue that yes I liked is how the author mixes crustal movements and the whole issue of the cycles of 10,000 years, with the map Piri Reis (An Ottoman map based on another map 1,500 years prior to Columbus in which the coasts of America and Antarctica appear). Jeremy Robinson makes the characters will appear mapped finding areas on this map and this gives an additional interest to the story.

One thing that strikes the author is the extreme religiosity of one of the protagonists ... it's almost as if we were reading science fiction Orson Scott Card ... although in the book's foreword, the author confesses that is Christian and prepares us for what We await us during reading.

However, the book reads well and is fun. Hooked from the first chapter and is one of those that if I get to catch during August, I would have read it in one fell swoop, regardless of the number of hours it took to spend. As it has been the case and apart from work in the office I had to teach, I used 4 days ... but I recognize that there have been times when I have heard bad having to leave the book for another quiet time.

Looking image to illustrate this blog post I found this video presentation ... not surprise me that the book ends in film ... the trailer for presentation have carefully worked.

More information about the Anhydrobiosis: anhydrobiosis
Information on Piri Reis map: Piri Reis Map

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