[AZW] ✓ Gaudeamus | By ✓ John Barnes #2020


  • Title: Gaudeamus
  • Author: John Barnes
  • ISBN: 9780765303295
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Gaudeamus By John Barnes Shatter the line between fiction and fantasyThe life of an award winning novelist probably bears resemblance to normal than most fans would want to believe But every once in awhile, strange things are bound to erupt around those most equipped to document them so imagine what renowned science fiction writer John Barnes might do when he finds himself in one ofShatter the line between fiction and fantasyThe life of an award winning novelist probably bears resemblance to normal than most fans would want to believe But every once in awhile, strange things are bound to erupt around those most equipped to document them so imagine what renowned science fiction writer John Barnes might do when he finds himself in one of the wildest, most rollicking hard SF adventures to hit print in years.Barnes college friend Travis Bismark always brought back plenty of great stories from his job as an industrial spy This time, over a few beer and coffee fueled chat sessions, Travis unravels a tale about his current case too tall for even an SF author to believe a Gaudeamus machine that bends physics in order to make possible both teleportation and time travel, and how it gets stolen twice a grad student cum prostitute who deals in telepathy inducing drugs that let her download top secret documents from her client s brains, a romp through Colorado and New Mexico during which each episode and character is bizarre than the last and the internet meme that seems to tie it all together.Barnes playful commentary on Travis story and his own life as a SF writer and drama teacher, interspersed with their everyday interactions with a group of funny, compelling friends, is related in a surprising and non traditional narrative that blurs the line between fact, fiction, and metafiction.
    John Barnes
    John Barnes born 1957 is an American science fiction author, whose stories often explore questions of individual moral responsibility within a larger social context Social criticism is woven throughout his plots The four novels in his Thousand Cultures series pose serious questions about the effects of globalization on isolated societies Barnes holds a doctorate in theatre and for several years taught in Colorado, where he still lives.See also enpedia wiki John_Bar

    Gaudeamus By John Barnes

    Commentaires:

    Michael Smith
    This is one of those books that makes you drive your friends and family nuts because you keep pestering them by reading passages out loud to them I mean For a guy who puts that much science into books, you don t remember it very well Actually, the problem is I always remember than I ever knew Or So, call me a wimp Wimp Call me a coward Coward Oh, god, call me a cheap slut sex poodle, that s my favorite Just tell your spouse to ignore you howling in the other room.Okay, John Barnes the author, a [...]

    Peter Tillman
    What this is, is a long shaggy bar story, with a fictional version of the author as narrator The protag is one Travis Bismarck, who appears to be a real life friend of Barnes The book opens with literally loopy scene setting that circles around the actual start in amusingly recursive spirals, as Barnes s old pal Travis, who is some sort of technical PI, relates his current case, and how it went weird.Now, I m assuming that Barnes s RL isn t too different than the fictional JB the broad outlines [...]

    Christina
    John Barnes writes a wide range of science fiction His Daybreak series is very different from the Giraut books, which is again different from the Century Next Door series, which is different fromwell, you get the picture With that in mind, the author himself refers to Gaudeamus on his blog as one of his Edmunds As in Edmund from King Lear, the Earl of Gloucester s illegitimate son.Though this knave came something saucily to the world before he was sent for, yet was his mother fair there was good [...]

    Tim Hicks
    Every once in a while an author is entitled to write one just for fun I m going to assume that s what this is After finishing this today, I went to log it in my file and discovered that I ve read it before That tells you how memorable it isn t It starts out well All about wait while I get some coffee the author s louche pal Travis and his adventures Mysterious goings on, a long drive, coffee, investigation, coffee, a long drive, coffee, and eventually a ridiculously implausible device, or less [...]

    Joseph Teller
    This book has a bit of a Robert Anton Wilson feel to it, especially since the author himself is the protagonist in a strange tale of synchronicity, aliens, and general weirdness I found it fun, interesting, and at times a bit confusing in a good way It s impossible to explain it without giving too much away.

    Mark Palmer
    Just clearing out my book list This book sounded really interesting when I picked it up, but by the halfway point, things just weren t moving along for me and I lost interest This was frustrating, because the concept sounded really cool.

    Rob
    This was a fun, thought provoking book.

    Ron Henry
    A wacky little book written from the perspective of the author s real life and populated with his friends plus all the trappings of X Files esque conspiracy theory Entertaining.

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