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by James Baen,James P. Hogan

  • Author: James Baen,James P. Hogan
  • ISBN: 0743471636
  • ISBN13: 978-0743471633
  • ePub: 1399 kb | FB2: 1469 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Publisher: Baen (September 30, 2003)
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 549
  • Format: azw lrf lit doc
The Immortality Option (Code of the Lifemaker, Book 2) ePub download

Added 11 months ago in Books - Ebooks Downloaded 0 time. In this spectacular sequel to the acclaimed Code of the Lifemaker, James Hogan returns to the strange world of Titan, inhabited by bizarre self-conscious robots.

Added 11 months ago in Books - Ebooks Downloaded 0 time. Little is known about the civilization that gave birth to these machine intelligences until scientists discover blocks of embedded computer code that appear to be strangely out of place. Reactivating the computer codes results in the re-awakening of ancient alien beings, creators of the strange robot culture, totally alien and immensely powerful.

BAEN BOOKS by James P. Hogan Also in this series: Code of the Lifemaker

BAEN BOOKS by James P. Hogan Also in this series: Code of the Lifemaker. Prologue By the second decade of the twenty-first century the nations of Earth, while as prone as ever to the localized squabblings that would probably be a part of the human scene for as long as humanity endured, had receded from the specter of global doomsday that had tied up entire industries of creative talent and stifled vision for over fifty years.

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James P. Hogan was born in London on June 27, 1941 He started writing science fiction books in the 1970s and became a full-time writer in 1979. The Immortality Option Code of the lifemaker (Книги 2). Hogan was born in London on June 27, 1941. He left school at the age of sixteen and eventually began an intensive, broad-based five-year program at the Royal Aircraft Establishment covering the practical and theoretical sides of electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. He worked as a design engineer for several companies before moving to sales. He started writing science fiction books in the 1970s and became a full-time writer in 1979  .

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The Immortality Option book. This book is sort of a sequel to Code of the Lifemaker (another good Hogan novel). The taloids, the alien robots who inhabited Titan, Saturn's. Published September 30th 2003 by Baen Books (first published January 31st 1995).

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Living on the frozen world of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, the robotic race of the Taloids is discovered by Earth, completely stumping the scientific community, until Taloid digital DNA is recovered from the moon's ancient computer banks. Reprint.
In the original, the author blew me away with natural evolution for robots. In this book, he keeps artful, suspenseful control of a plot that spans over a million years, two star systems, three very distinct species, and several outstanding individuals.
I made the mistake of reading this book before going to bed..I couldn't put it down to go to sleep! The mood swings, sometimes abruptly, from wonder, to laugh-out-loud funny, to nail-biting tension.
All my favorite characters from the original return, and are joined by the imaginatively-rendered Borijans and their AI GENIUS in a three-way battle for the future of Titan, which is also a battle between science and nonsense, gullibility and guile, compassion and selfishness.
This sequel to "Code of the Lifemaker" does not disappoint. James Hogan is one of my favorite writers. If you like these books, you should check out his "Giants" series.
One of my favorite authors. The book is a great sequel to the code of the lifemaker. I would recommend it to everyone who loves science ficton.
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I just finished this book in a late nite read-a-thon! Towards the end, like seemingly all of Hogan's work that I've read, I got drawn into the story despite the sometimes clunky and cliched writing. Hogan is above all an "idea man"-- with very engaging concepts and ideas (it probably don't hurt that I'm fascinated with robots and AIs and all that), but the ideas suffer a bit from his writing style and often flat characterization. If you've read Hogan before, you know what I mean.
Even still, it seems very unfair to me to bludgeon this book as UNIQUELY bad for James P. Hogan, as though he suddenly went downhill. I would actually say that this book is better than _The Code of Lifemaker_. It seems to me that Hogan had some time to think about the backstory of his characters more and invent even more intriguing ideas in the time between the two novels. Yes, as one reviewer noted, there is a VERY silly passage about some kind of seamless media conspiracy to spin the news, but that one paragraph only detracts so much from the whole book. Look, in the first book, there was a cigarette vending machine(!) aboard one of the NASO spaceships(!!!!). One must allow for Hogan's little quirks.
The biggest "con" about this book, in my humble opinion, is the same con for _The Code of Lifemaker_: The tedious psuedo-medieval gibberish spoken by the Taloids, the naturally evolved race of bipedal machines. After so many thees and thous and other sophomoric attempts at the King's English of antiquity, you really long for the action to shift to the humans or the Borjians or anywhere else...!!! Also, the females in Hogan's books (the few that exist) are either conniving witches, total airheads, feminazis, or baby-making machines... quite literally on the last one! But so many authors (both male and female) are guilty of this, it hardly seems fair to single out Hogan.
The pros include: the return of Karl Zambendorf, who has grown personally as in the last book, but who is more than capable of all his old tricks; some hilarious moments with the Borjians, the bird-like aliens whose advanced culture produced the Searcher ships that spawned the Taloids; and above all, GENIUS 5, an AI who is hilarious and winsome and one of Hogan's most fully rendered characters. Despite Hogan's oft-noted clunky writing style, and some very predictable scenes, _The Immortality Option_ contained some genuinely exciting plot twists and developments. Often, just when you think that Hogan has lazily written his characters out of a conundrum, realistic disaster strikes and plans go awry. And without giving too much away, it has a happy ending!
Twelve years after publishing "Code of the Lifemaker", Hogan followed the steps of that success with this sequel. The main characters are back (with Karl Zambendorf at the top of all of them) and also the background is set on Titan.
Being asked to write this sequel by his publisher, Hogan responded that he did not want to as he had effectively finished the story on "Code of the Lifemaker". Nevertheless, the publisher insisted and Hogan intelligentely found a thread from the first novel to follow an adventure which has weight enough to carry on the story.
Although the charm and originality of the initial situation has faded, Hogan compensates with a fast-paced adventure and a satisfactory conclusion to what can be labelled as the series of "Zambedorf on Titan".
I LOVED the original "Code of the Lifemaker" so long ago, but 20 years later, I found this sequel to be nothing short of appalling, bad in ways that suggest Hogan has no respect either for his audience or even himself.
While the original showed a wonderful imagination, it was grounded in both real science and the way real people behave. The sequel, on the other hand, is grounded in neither, and reads more like Internet fan fiction or an entry in some sort of "bad science fiction" contest. When I read the paragraph where Hogan described the notebook of "correct opinion" the evil media elites distribute to newsrooms as part of the vast, sinister media conspiracy (literally), I had to re-read the paragraph several times, since I didn't want to believe something so comically stupid could have been written by someone who once seemed destined to be one of the great science fiction writers.
Nope, he did write it. And into the garbage went this book.
If you're looking for wonder and imagination set in Saturn's orbit, check out John Varley's Gaea trilogy instead, and stay well away from "The Immortality Option."
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