Upon This Rock: Book 1 -- First Contact (Volume 1) 1st Edition
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"Alaska. Aliens. The Anti-Christ. AWESOME! Marusek is in full form with this curveball tale about ETs, extremists, snowmobile chases and the meaning of life. Upon This Rock feels like The Puppet Masters crossed with Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. It's snarky, mind-blowing, wild and fun. Thoroughly engrossing." --Jeff Carlson, international bestselling author of The Frozen Sky
". . . Marusek could be the one sci- fi writer in a million with the potential to make an increasingly indifferent audience care about the genre again . . ." --The New York Times Book Review
"David Marusek is one of the best-kept secrets of science fiction, a wild talent with a Gibson-grade imagination and marvelous prose, and a keen sense of human drama that makes it all go." --Cory Doctorow, author of Walkaway: A Novel
"Marusek's writing is ferociously smart, simultaneously horrific and funny, as he forces readers to stretch their imaginations and sympathies. Much of the fun in the story is in the telling rather than its destination . . . exciting and wonderful." --Publishers Weekly
"David Marusek is an extraordinarily gifted new writer, with unique ears and eyes . . . Brims over with imaginative extrapolations." --Seattle-Post Intelligencer
About the Author
- Publisher : General Genius LLC; 1st edition (June 20, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 360 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0998863327
- ISBN-13 : 978-0998863320
- Item Weight : 1.07 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.82 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,213,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I once read a review about his novel 'Counting Heads' that used the word 'buffeted' - and indeed, one's brain feels buffeted by the brilliant ideas in that book. Just like Hollywood is still using 50-60 year old Philip K. Dick stories nowadays - because humanity has evolved enough to understand PKD - Hollywood will probably be using Marusek's ideas in 20-30 years' time, he's THAT much ahead of the rest.
And like PKD, the humour interlaced in the story is brilliant. I still have to laugh when I think about the sentence in Counting Heads that describes a long line of people waiting in front of the neighborhood 3-D printing shop "because someone was printing a couch". And there's his short story about this guy whose girlfriend returns after several months away, and he has 8 hours to clean their apartment - so he pops a 'cleaning pill' with incredible effect.
I cannot begin to mention here all the things and ideas that humans now, by 2018, are slowly beginning to understand, and that were already extrapolated far, far into the future in his 2005 novel. Paparazzi drones. AI's that fight legal battles all the way to the High Court within 0.00457 seconds. Money measured in 0.000012 amounts (that one should have alerted me to Bitcoin BTC !). Certain types of clones preferring certain types of clones for marriage. Living life at your preferred age. Virtual children (you can turn them off). 'Searing' or the punishment of stripping a human's body from all electronic identifiers, so that he cannot live a normal life anymore (we may see that one coming now in China's social credit system...).
To tell you the truth, I haven't even started to read Upon This Rock: I'm waiting for a week of lonely holidays to savour it and do it justice... Oh boy, I can't wait.
Das Buch ist für Leute die gerne super Bücher lesen, egal welches Genre. Zur Handlung schreibe ich nichts, dazu findet man ja viel.
Viel Spass beim lesen!!!