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The Kindly Ones (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Melissa Scott
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Présentation de l'éditeur

Orestes was a cruel world, cold and inhospitable. Its first colonists were castaways from a crash landing, cling to survival through the institution of strict socio political pontrols. Over the generations life grew somewhat easier, but the code of honour remained. Misdeeds and errors were paid for with blood.

At one time all miscreants were executed. Now a social death is imposed. Every Oresteian city has colony of “ghosts”: ostracised citizens who must survive, somehow, without help from the living.

But galactic civilisation is spreading and Orestes is in its path. The old ways are under scrutiny. And though the Oresteian aristocracy will fight for the status quo, they have not reckoned on the power of a thousand ghosts.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 639 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 371 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : Crossroad Press; Édition : Crossroad Press Digital Edition (14 octobre 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B009RCO0YE
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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  • Word Wise: Non activé
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 5.0 étoiles sur 5  Voir tous les commentaires (1 commentaire client)
  • Classement des meilleures ventes d'Amazon: n°481.828 dans la Boutique Kindle (Voir le Top 100 dans la Boutique Kindle)
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Complex and gripping world-building 16 septembre 2013
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Very few science-fiction authors create such layered and complex worlds as Melissa Scott. Discovering the weighted relationships and family feuds of this cold world is a journey in itself, unforgettable and engulfing. A great, classic book, deserving of a new generation of readers.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 A Complex World, full of Complex People 29 juin 2001
Par Jo Wyrick - Publié sur
This is one of my favorite books ever. Melissa Scott approaches science fiction with the eye for detail that is the hallmark of the best historical writers. We explore the world of Orestes with her characters, especially Captain Leith Morrigan and Trey Maturin. A stranger to Orestes, Captain Morrigan is drawn into a complex web of intrigue and war, while Trey, a licensed Mediator, is pulled into deadly fights between clan factions. This may seem like a typical plotline, but Scott handles it with the same kind of delicate detail one would expect from Mary Renault. (I re-read this book every year, just like the Persian Boy.) As the clan conflicts turns into open war, we are treated to a beautifully written escape and space travel sequence. (My heart is always in my mouth as Pipe Major makes her final lift from the field at Destiny!) Strongly written female characters are another plus in this hidden treasure!
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Interesting idea. Poor execution. 5 octobre 2014
Par S. Kanetkar - Publié sur
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Weak book. Doesn't hold up to the expectations it sets up. Important parts of the story are glossed over in a few sentences too often in the book, as if the author could not be bothered to think through the key details. But perversely, useless scenes that do not contribute to the story in any way are obsessively described in too much detail e.g. when flying through planet rings from Electra to Orestes, or the battle scenes at the end, etc. Characterization is weak with no sense of depth to any character; the "romantic" relationships are laughable (Trey-Rehur, Guil-Leith). There are a few good ideas here and there, glued together with sloppy writing. The technology descriptions seem to be from the 1950s -- ridiculous to read in 2014 and believe they are appropriate to a space-faring civilization. Ultimately, too many deus ex machinas, and overall intellectual laziness make this a disappointing book.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Many reasons to love the story 10 juin 2014
Par E. McKee - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle
Read it for sheer pleasure, or read it because Melissa Scott handles alien worlds and cultural concepts with a refreshing expertise. I bought this book many years ago and I'm so glad to see it in Kindle format.
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Very slow start 30 mars 2014
Par Simeon Niles - Publié sur
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The first third of the book goes slowly, at an almost painful pace. I kept asking myself, why was the author giving this much cultural background. I get it, the Code is brutal and unfair. Can we get to the action? If I wasn't reading it for a book club, I probably would have put it down. Thankfully, that ends about 1/3 of a way in and the conflict begins. However, even with the conflict, I wasn't satisfied. The inciting incident wasn't convincing. If you're going to spend 1/3 of a book elaborating on the stars and planets and cultural taboos, you better give a great reason why, after hundreds of years of status quo, everything gets upended. Unfortunately, Scott doesn't do that.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 The Kindly Ones 5 mars 2014
Par SciFiReader - Publié sur
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The book was in good condition. The inside was in good condition. There were no obvious problems with the book.
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