Terraplane

Terraplane Jack Womack
  • Title: Terraplane
  • Author: Jack Womack
  • ISBN: 9780802135629
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • Terraplane Jack Womack Terraplane A retired general and his hit man kidnap a Russian scientist and travel through time to an alternate New York of Plenty of high tech glitz charges this powerful breakthrough science fiction nove
    A retired general and his hit man kidnap a Russian scientist and travel through time to an alternate New York of 1939 Plenty of high tech glitz charges this powerful, breakthrough science fiction novel by the author of Ambient.
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    About Jack Womack


    1. Womack s fiction may be determinedly non cyber, but, with its commitment to using SF as a vehicle for social critique, it definitely has a punky edge William Gibson once said that he thought he was interested in basic economics and politics than the average blue sky SF writer That counts double for Womack, whose fiction is packed with grimly amusing social satire and powerful little allegories exploring urban breakdown, class war and racial tensions Jim McClellan from an interview with Jack Womack, 1995.


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    1. I ve read a few of Womack s dystopian future DryCo books The very first one I read, Random Acts of Senseless Violence, was an amazing 5 star romp williamt review But Terraplane is the least of this bunch.Terraplane is put at an immediate disadvantage people in the future are somewhat unemotional and disaffected In other words, they re pretty boring The action in the plot comes out in dribs and drabs Time travel Ugh A lot of it feels repetitive as well A lot of it feels repetitive as well.In Woma [...]

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    2. Zwei amerikanische Agenten der Zukunft und eine russische Wissenschaftlerin werden in eine Parallelweltvergangenheit versetzt, wo die Sklaverei erst um 1900 abgeschafft wurde Sie finden Unterkunft bei einem schwarzen Arzt Die Russin wird von einem Virus infiziert Sprachlich sehr seltsam Genervt hat der unf hige bersetzer Walter Brumm z.B think twice denk zweimal why are you packing so much heat warum hast du soviel Hitze eingepackt Burning the midnight Oil verbrennst du das Mitternachts l Aua

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    3. There are lots of science fiction stories that focus on showing the reader the future, another planet society, or an alternate history Orson Scott Card calls them milieu stories The problem with milieu stories is that the setting usually carries most of the story, so any readers who aren t interested in this particular setting probably won t care for the story In Terraplane, the main setting is an alternate history of 1932 New York in which the civil war never happened and slavery went on until [...]

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    4. My second excursion into the Dryco world Like the first one, Ambient, the reader is dropped into the future world without much explication I m not sure that reading this as a standalone would be much fun as a lot of the background of the Dryco world is slantly alluded to and is not explained at all.But, sticking with it until about a third of the way in, I finally got my bearings The tale ends up being a time travel alternate history story with definitive predictions on the continuance of the Re [...]

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    5. kept worrying that i wouldn t get into it because of the short length completely unfounded worry i m still gobsmacked that not only did the author manage to get me interested in all of the players, but i am not even left with hunger for a prequel about any of them i will definitely remember the names R Luther Biggerstaff and Oktobriana Osipova for a long time also, i managed to lose a paycheck for the only time in 23 years while it and this book were tightly held and directly in front of me for [...]

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    6. Terraplane is Womack s second novel, and is set in the same universe as Ambient, his first I found it to be a much enjoyable than Ambient, however It maintained what I loved about the first book the dialect they speak , but had much richer characters and a intriguing plot Further, the plot is an alternate history world plot, which I love.Based on the occasional reference made about O Malley, this story seems to begin several years after the events in Ambient It s not very specific however, and [...]

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    7. Not my favorite novel of the Dryco series Womack s language so interesting in the other novels proved to be of an impediment to comprehension in Terraplane It really was a struggle to keep track of what was happening in the plot The alternate world depicted by Womack is intriguing, but ultimately I m interested in the fate of the ruined world of the earlier novels.

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    8. Kind of hard to read because he attempts to update language to a future dialog Sounded kind of Russian in it s syntax, not that I know Russian Great ideas, great world building I m going to read some of his stuff.

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    9. Womack mashed dystopia with time travel nearly 20 years ago and knocked it out of the park with a big bad bat Check this one out, along with Ambient to read one of the most under rated scifi authors writing today.

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    10. If you re a Sci Fi or Cyberpunk fan, and haven t read Womack, you re doing it wrong This particular nodal point in the DryCo multiverse is overwhelmingly surreal and totally believable Mr Womack is the very definition of Eccentric Genius.

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    11. note to self copy from Al.1989 ed Unwin paperbacks different cover.

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    12. fun and futuristic pop culture like we haven t seen since Shonen KNife Rather listen to the record

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    13. I like the slang and the plot was cool, but I got bored of it.

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    14. Okay, I admit it s been at least 10 years since I read this But it s got to be the best time travel story I ve ever seen.

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    15. Second reading for this very strange SF book.

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    16. Jack Womack Is The man How come he hasn t written anything in so long Just like Patricia Anthonywhat up Sci fi is diminished without them.

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