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En Als er beauftragt wird den Supercomputer Gaia zu überprüfen der das Schicksal der Erde lenkt stößt er jedoch auf Unvorstellbare. Terribly terribly slow and boring Characters and settings were introduced multiple times only to be discarded I was never actually sure when the introduction was supposed to be finished and when the main plot began It probably began around page 140 because I uit around that point out of boredom

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Genesis by Poul Anderson

Der Astronaut Christian Brannock hat miterlebt wie der Mensch die künstliche Intelligenz immer weiter entwickelte bis es schließlich. Poul Anderson published Genesis in the same year of his death 2001 Just as The Shootist was an appropriate swan song for the ailing John Wayne Genesis is a fitting final book in the celebrated cannon of this great writer A recurring theme in much of his work especially in the last decade of his life was immortality and here as in Harvest of Stars a sentient human is uploaded into a computer and allowed to continue on into infinity Genesis also calls to mind Anderson s excellent novel The Boat of a Million Years particularly in its narrative st

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Möglich war die menschliche Persönlichkeit in einen Computer zu speisen und ihm auf diese Weise eine Art Unsterblichkeit zu verleih. Fantastic ideas but a bit clunky in terms of format Anderson explores what the end result of evolution may be and the idea that we could literally be constructing our own gods to guide our destinies The story is told from the perspective of Christian Brannock an avatar of a man whose mind was uploaded into a computer and sent off to explore the stars As time progresses and people choose to upload their minds Some go to the stars others remain in the central computer being used to guide the development of society on Earth After eons a vast net


10 thoughts on “Genesis by Poul Anderson

  1. says:

    Poul Anderson published Genesis in the same year of his death 2001 Just as The Shootist was an appropriate swan song for the ailing John Wayne Genesis is a fitting final book in the celebrated cannon of this great writer A recurring theme in much of his work especially in the last decade of his life was immortality and here as in Harvest of Stars a sentient human is uploaded into a computer and allowed to continue on into infinity Genesis a

  2. says:

    NotesEnjoyed the idea of the book but it was too short to really explore the main themes More of a teaser of maybes than a fully formed story

  3. says:

    DisappointedNot a particularly long novel Genesis might have been better had it been shorter The shorterness in itself would have been an improvement Anderson spends way too much time in description explanation and story building In the early parts of the book much time is spent getting to know the characters a

  4. says:

    Science Fiction and Fantasy Grand Master Poul Anderson’s writing career lasted from the 1940s through his death in 2001 and I started reading him in my teens Always he was known not so much for scientifictechnological complexity or literary prowess as for the telling of engaging adventures Sadly Genesis one of his last novels in my opinion founders in that regard It was awarded the 2001 John Campbell Award perhaps as career r

  5. says:

    There's some really interesting stuff here as the novel explores the singularity of human and machine predicting the rise of a galactic consciousness and touches on what it means to be human and the way human civilizations develop If the execution of the narrative was as impressive as those thematic ideas this would be a truly great book but

  6. says:

    Fantastic ideas but a bit clunky in terms of format Anderson explores what the end result of evolution may be and the idea that we could literal

  7. says:

    There are lots of really big ideas in this book about human nature the future of machine intelligences interspecies morality should sentient beings be husbanded like domesticated animals The ending is a little unsatisfactory but on the whole a very enjoyable book and very tightly written like science fiction classics of old that clocked in at under 90000 words unlike to 600 page behemoths that have become so co

  8. says:

    LOVED this book so many big ideas and a story that takes place on an absolutely massive scale and timeline The plot jumped around between viewpoints and moments in history uite a bit and even genres saying any would spoil things though I personally liked that I would have no complaints if the book were an extra 100 200

  9. says:

    Terribly terribly slow and boring Characters and settings were introduced multiple times only to be discarded I was never actually sure when

  10. says:

    Disappointed Too many side bar stories info factoids not seemingly relevant to main story line Some interesting ideas but they didn't seem fleshed out enough to fit the story line very well Time to move on to some of Mr Anderson's other work

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