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Aspects
Aspects
Aspects
Аудиокнига16 часов

Aspects

Написано John M. Ford и Neil Gaiman

Озвучено Steven Crossley

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At last, the final work of John M. Ford—one of the greatest SF and fantasy authors of his time.

Enter the halls of Parliament with Varic, Coron of the Corvaric Coast.Visit Strange House with the Archimage Birch.

Explore the mountains of Lady Longlight alongside the Palion Silvern, sorcerer.In the years before his unexpected death, John M. Ford wrote a novel of fantasy and magic unlike any other. Politics and abdicated kings, swords and sorcerous machine guns, divination and ancient empires—finally, Aspects is here.
ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательRecorded Books Audio
Дата выпуска5 апр. 2022 г.
ISBN9781705047354
Aspects
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John M. Ford

John M. Ford (1957-2006) was a science fiction and fantasy writer, game designer, and poet whose work was held in high regard by peers ranging from Neil Gaiman to Robert Jordan to Jo Walton to Roger Zelazny, alongside innumerable others. His novels include the World Fantasy Award-winning The Dragon Waiting, the Philip K. Dick Award-winning Growing up Weightless, and the contemporary thriller The Scholars of Night. His debut novel Web of Angels (1980) has been called “cyberpunk before there was cyberpunk.” He spent the latter decade-and-a-half of his writing life in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
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    495 finished pages of a wonderfully original world built from scratch by a master of science fiction and fantasy who died in 2006 before he finished it. a great loss - it greatly rewards the reader as it is, though, and should be required reading in the field all the same. it traffics in magic that might be performed by engineers, if only engineers had been invented yet, and trains that might be steampunk if magic had not come first. in this fantasy of manners the characters are marvellously complex and tumultuous in their thinking, till they engage the heart. plus, Neil Gaiman has written a fine introduction.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
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    I received an advance copy courtesy of NetGalley.This is a book unlike any other I've read: it is being published in unfinished form, as the author died in 2006. An introduction to the work is written by Neil Gaiman. I felt leery as I began to read--how rough was this book? Would the lack of an ending leave me unsatisfied? Within the first page, however, I was hooked. The action begins with an artfully-described duel, then goes immediately to a tense parliamentary vote. The pace remains steady from there.This is what I would as cozy fantasy. There is no major threat. There are no villains. The tension never escalates in the way of most books. I felt like I had the opportunity to hang out with some brilliant, incredibly complex people in one of the great literary salons of a past era, and I simply enjoyed lingering and listening.The prose is eloquent in a way that made me gasp aloud more than once. ("Only mediocre conversations could be brought to an easy end. The intolerable and the important always found momentum to roll on." "The owls knew me from the other mice." "Society's not just a pyramid, it's a range of mountains; it takes time to level them.") The worldbuilding is deep and intricate; there were some things I never really understood, but I was immersed and didn't mind that much. The setting is a secondary world inspired by 19th-century Earth, though with none of the trappings of steampunk. There are trains and telegrams, and there is magic that is brilliant and unique. The ending of the book is abrupt, as expected from the warnings at the start, but I can't say that I was left unsatisfied. No, I was left sad. Aspects is incredible even in its unfinished state. We'll never know how it was meant to be revised or to end, or how the series could have developed. What a tragic loss for us all, when this storyteller was silenced far too soon.