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The Algebraist

Banks, Iain (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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The time is 4034 A.D. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year as he searches for a secret that has remained hidden for half a billion years.
Authors: Banks, Iain, 1954-2013
Title: The algebraist
Publisher: San Francisco : Night Shade Books, c2005
Characteristics: 434 p. ;,24 cm
Summary: The time is 4034 A.D. Humanity has made it to the stars. Fassin Taak, a Slow Seer at the Court of the Nasqueron Dwellers, will be fortunate if he makes it to the end of the year as he searches for a secret that has remained hidden for half a billion years.
ISBN: 1597800260
1597800449
Statement of Responsibility: Iain M. Banks
Subject Headings: Interplanetary voyages Fiction Anthropologists Fiction Space warfare Fiction Wormholes (Physics) Fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Topical Term: Interplanetary voyages
Anthropologists
Space warfare
Wormholes (Physics)
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434 p. (Gr 9-12)

In 4043 AD, humanity is waiting for a wormhole connection to the rest of galactic civilization. Fassan Taak has more pressing concerns with a war approaching and problems with an obscure military-religious order, forcing him to search for a secret hidden for half a billion ye... Read More »


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May 23, 2013
  • Sean Lapointe rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

When you think of 'science fiction', this is the kind of book you should be envisioning. It has lots of 'futuristic' science and technology without bogging you down with technical details. Lots of different aliens, but not so utterly alien that they are implausible. Add in the occasional plot twist and some excellent writing and you have a winner. If you are a Sci-Fi fan, this is a must read.

Oct 09, 2012
  • eleanor174 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

A little too technical, not enough character to hold my interest. Probably wont finish it.

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