Implied Spaces

Implied Spaces

Book - 2008
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Aristide is a scholar of the implied spaces, seeking meaning amid the accidents of architecture in a universe where reality itself has been sculpted and designed by superhuman machine intelligence. While exploring the pre-technological world Midgarth, one of four dozen pocket universes created within a series of vast, orbital matrioshka computer arrays, Aristide uncovers a fiendish plot threatening to set off a nightmare scenario, and must find a way to save the multiverse from subversion, sabotage, and certain destruction.
Publisher: San Francisco : Night Shade Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781597801256
1597801259
Branch Call Number: SF WILLIAMS
Characteristics: 265 p. ; 24 cm

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Aug 17, 2018

This is another of Williams's fine body of work. As a tale with mystery, intrigue and adventure, it moves nicely along in its science fiction universe. The author has universe where no one really dies and worlds are manufacture with ease and diversity- even some worlds might have different laws of physics.

Another trademark of a Walter Jon Williams tale is that it can explore big ideas that are almost too big to grasp. When he's at his best, those ideas can make my brain hurt. I was taxed again with this work, and am grateful for the headache.

The concept of implied spaces is at once logical and magical. I'll leave it up to the reader to discover this way of seeing the world. That in itself makes this a worthwhile read.

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