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The latest novel by Attanasio ( Radix ) partakes of elements of both fairy tale and high-tech science fiction. Billions of years in the future, long after the extinction of humankind and of the planet Earth, humans have been resurrected as pawns in a cosmic power struggle waged in a distant world. Tall and ungainly Chan-ti Beppu, who can expect only a spinster's life in her native land, travels by lynk (a portal joining even remote regions) to the beautiful city of N'ym, where she woos and wins Ned O'Tennis. A fighter pilot, he is one of the Aesirai, a human strain crafted from the genetic code of Earth's Vikings and unmolested by the lethal, spiderlike zotl who prey on all other humans. But when war heats up Ned is called away, and Chan-ti finally must seek her lover in the treacherous Overworld, where no humans are safe. Theirs is an epic love story, intricate, wildly imaginative and touching.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
An epic battle between two alien races spans thousands of years during which a re-constituted human race serves as bait and trap in a war they cannot hope to win. This conclusion to the Radix Tetrad ( Radix Morrow, 1981 ; In Other Worlds LJ 10/15/84 ; Arc of the Dream Bantam, 1986) explores the vast reaches of time from human and inhuman perspectives, and provides a perfect vehicle for the author's boundless imagination. Highly recommended.
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Checked out of library and read several times over the years. Got a kindle copy, now.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The best of the 4 books, although I found In Other Worlds to be really excellent also. This one should be classic. If you have a creepout over spiders, this is the book for you! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Jimi
I have been reading Sci-Fi since I was eight with a very catholic taste. 'The Last Legends of Earth' is up in my very favourites. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Linda Topham
I am re-reading the book. It grows richer with every word. It ranks with the King Arthur trilogy as Attanasio's best.Published on August 30, 2012 by Walter O. Hecht
This book quickly launched to the top of my short "Best Book Ever" list. It is superbly written. I have never been as emotionally moved while reading as I have when I read this... Read morePublished on August 2, 2012 by KyleB
I want to add to the positive reviews. I don't write glowing book reviews as often as I should, since it often seems that the authors are being piled on with praise, but here,... Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by T. Baird
Man, I cannot recomend this book enough. I read just about anything, from Horror, Sci-Fi,historical and thrillers. Read morePublished on June 30, 2010 by Lenore Hodges