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by Justina Robson

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ISBN:
0575085657
Author:
Justina Robson
Category:
Fantasy
Language:
English
Publisher:
Gollancz; First Edition edition (February 1, 2011)
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Justina Robson (born 11 June 1968 in Leeds, England) is a science fiction author from Leeds, England. Justina Robson was born in Leeds on 11 June 1968, and studied philosophy and linguistics at the University of York. She worked in a variety of jobs. She worked in a variety of jobs – including secretary, technical writer, and fitness instructor – until becoming a full-time writer.

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Justina Robson is the author of Keeping It Real, Selling Out, Going Under, and Chasing the Dragon (Books one . A fourth novel, Living Next Door to the God of Love, was a finalist for the BSFA Award. Visit Justina Robson's Web site at ww. ustinaRobson.

Justina Robson is the author of Keeping It Real, Selling Out, Going Under, and Chasing the Dragon (Books one through four of the Quantum Gravity series). Her first novel, Silver Screen, published in 1999 in the UK and in 2005 by Pyr, was short-listed for the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the BSFA Award, and was nominated for the Philip K. Dick award.

The Quantum Gravity series, set in a world where our reality mixes with other dimensions that are the homes to Faeries, elementals and demons, is unique in modern SF - a series that is willing to incorporate legend, myth and magic while maintaining a rigorous approach to scientific and pyschological reality. And in Lila Black Justina Robson has created an enduringly strong yet quirkily human and flawed heroine.

In this book you get to see even more of the interesting relationship Lila has with her two husbands, Zal and Teazle. It is kind of neat to watch how the three of them seem to bring out the best parts of each other. DOWN TO THE BONE brings all of the surface stories together, creating a satisfying resolution to the adventure portion of the story, even as I know I will still be piecing together the history and mythology of these worlds in the future.

Down to the Bone: Quantum Gravity Book Five. Justina Robson (acclaimed author of NATURAL HISTORY, LIVING NEXT DOOR TO THE GOD OF LOVE and the Quantum Gravity series) is back with a cutting-edge novel of science, adventure and ideas. Lila Black, half robot, all attitude, returns in her fifth all-action adventure. On a world where science and magic are hard to tell apart, a stranger arrives in a remote town with news of political turmoil to come. And a young woman learns that she must free herself from the role she has accepted.

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Lila Black is now a shapeshifting machine plugged into the Signal-the total dataset of all events in the known universe and all potential events: Zal, the elf rock star with a demon soul, is now a shadowform animated and given material actualization by firelight; Teazle the demon has taken up the swords of Death and is on the way to. becoming an angel. To say this puts some pressure on their three-way marriage is an understatement.

Written by Justina Robson, narrated by Mel Hudson. Quantum Gravity, Book 5. By: Justina Robson. Narrated by: Mel Hudson. Series: Quantum Gravity, Book 5.

Lila is now a shapeshifting machine plugged into the Signal; Zal, the elf rock star is now a shadowform animated and given material actualization by firelight
  • WOGY
This is the fifth and final book in the Quantum Gravity series. This whole series has been crazy creative, a bit ambiguous at times, and lots of fun. This book tied things up nicely, but wasn't an easy read at all...parts of the book were downright confusing.

Lila is back working for the Agency and is an unstoppable fighting machine. Zal is wandering around not sure what to do with himself but enjoying the time with Lila. Teazle is the Angel of Death and enjoys slaughtering massive amounts of demons. When the world is once again threatened and on the edge of being torn asunder, these three will have to figure out how to destroy the Titans and save the world.

I love, love, love the concept behind these books. The five worlds (or is it six now?) all running along side each other and entwined is awesomely creative and so interesting.

I also enjoy the complex characters; they all have good attributes to their personalities but they are also all highly flawed characters as well. In this book you get to see even more of the interesting relationship Lila has with her two husbands, Zal and Teazle. It is kind of neat to watch how the three of them seem to bring out the best parts of each other.

All that being said, Robson is not very forthcoming with any flashbacks or synopsis that remind us what the heck was going on in the last books. This is an incredibly complex world with a ton of characters...all of who have undergone very large changes throughout the series. I really struggled to remember all the inter-relationships and all of the small things that suddenly became significant.

If you add to the above the fact that at times I have some trouble picturing exactly what Robson is trying to describe...well at times things are just very ambiguous and I was downright confused with what was going on here. You kind of gotta just sit back and go with all the craziness...not think too hard and just let the story take you where it will. The story is very dense and was a very slow read for me.

Overall I think fans of the series will enjoy the conclusion. On the other hand unless you've read all the other books in the series very recently I think you will also be confused. This is not a series for those who like easy reading or hate ambiguity. It is an incredibly creative series that is super interesting and has some really wonderful flawed characters. Oh yeah and the characters totally kick ass. Recommended to fans of science fiction/urban fantasy who don't mind a bit of ambiguity.
  • Westened
Sometimes, this series was highly confusing. Was this character or that an Elf, or was that the Faerie? And discussions of how the Ether works were about as easy to follow as quantum physics discussions.

But that is part of the fun. Remember Star Trek dialogue about the workings of the warp drive? They were not supposed to be understandable. Same for Ether, here, in my opinion.

I like this series for many reasons, and now because I've learned a valuable lesson. This year I read what so far exists of the yet incomplete Game of Thrones series, and the complete Mistborn trilogy. The lesson is to wait until such series are done before starting to read them. It's too hard to remember wassup in a complicated story such as the Quantum Gravity series when the series takes years to finish. And for less complicated stories such a GoT, it's frustrating to read 5 books in four months as I did, then realize I won't see the next volume for at least a year or two, and I won't come to the end for 3-4 years after that.
  • ZloyGenii
This is a great ending to the series. Was so happy to see she was finally going to give this amazing techno sci-fi fantasy an ending. Had to go back and re-read the entire series in order to get back into the story, but it was completely worth it. I love the main characters and I was so happy to spend more time with them. Felt that some issues with Teasle were not resolved, but my imagination will have to fill in the blanks.
One of the most original series I have ever read!
  • Eigonn
I loved the first book, dove into the next two and had to wait for the next to be published. I read that one and got a little lost because too much time had lapsed. I had the same problem with the final book, so after finishing it I went back and reread the others. That made it all fit together. I would definately recommend these books if you like sf and fantasy mixed up together. Lila was a little whiney at times throughout, but her utter uniqueness as a character lets you overlook most of it.
  • Kieel
Robson has allowed her characters to grow and develop as a truly cataclysmic end looms ahead. Her literary sense is spot on .
  • Dynen
what a great series
  • anneli
There are some bizarre twists and turns in this series of books but the kept me intrigued so that I had to buy and read all five books.
I loved this series. Can't really remember how the story was narrated but pretty sure it might have been alternating persons. But unfortunately these are the only Justina Robson books I enjoyed. I think I tried all her other books. Possibly the others were just beyond my intellect. Or it could be the characterization. I really need to like the characters and feel like I could "touch" them. In her other books the characters felt very far away and I just didn't get drawn into the story because of that.