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ISBN:
1417715901
Author:
Chris Moriarty
Category:
Science Fiction
Language:
English
Publisher:
San Val (September 2003)
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Spin State Chris Moriarty From a stunning new voice in hard science fiction comes the thrilling story of one woman’s . Then we encountered a leopard man who was rumored to be a cannibal

Spin State Chris Moriarty From a stunning new voice in hard science fiction comes the thrilling story of one woman’s quest to wrest truth from chaos, love from violence, and reality from. Then we encountered a leopard man who was rumored to be a cannibal. He must not have thought we looked good to eat; he smiled and let himself be photographed like a veteran tourist guide.

About Chris Moriarty: I am the author of SF novels SPIN STATE and SPIN CONTROL, and winner of the 2006 . Upcoming books include GHOST SPIN and THE INQUISITOR'S APPRENTICE, a middle grade fantasy set on New York's Lower East Side, circa 1900.

About Chris Moriarty: I am the author of SF novels SPIN STATE and SPIN CONTROL, and winner of the 2006 Philip K. Dick Award.

Chris Moriarty (born 1968) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She has lived in the . Europe, Mexico and Southeast Asia. Before becoming a science fiction writer, she worked as a horse trainer, ranch hand, tourism industry employee, guide and environmental lawyer. She lives in Ithaca, New York. Moriarty is the author of a trilogy of hard science fiction novels set in a distant future where Earth has undergone ecological collapse

Author: Chris Moriarty. Publisher: Bantam spectra, 2003.

Author: Chris Moriarty. From a stunning new voice in hard science fiction comes the thrilling story of one woman’s quest to wrest truth from chaos, love from violence, and reality from illusion in a post-human universe of emergent AIs, genetic constructs, and illegal wetwar. N Peacekeeper Major Catherine Li has made thirty-seven faster-than-light jumps in her lifetime-and has probably forgotten more than most people remember. But that’s what backup hard drives are for.

A Bantam Spectra Book, October 2003. Published by Bantam Dell. Interior art by Hadel Studio

A Bantam Spectra Book, October 2003. A Division of Random House, Inc. New York, New York. Interior art by Hadel Studio

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Spin State was heavily leavened by quantum physics. As someone who loves Chris Moriarty's edgy hard science fiction books, I am somewhat sad that her life may have moved on to another stage. The Spin books are remarkable. Spin Control is more influenced by complexity theory and its reflections in biological systems, like ants. The only plot line that I struggled with in both Spin State and in Spin Control was the implication of AI. AI can expand by adding new capacity and can evolve by reprogramming itself. In David Zindel's Neverness the AIs become silicon gods. But in the Spin books, Cohen is constrained. But then we can't be hard edged forever.

Chris Moriarty was born in 1968 and has lived in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America

Chris Moriarty was born in 1968 and has lived in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Библиографические данные. Spin Control The Spin Trilogy (Том 2). Автор.

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  • Wafi
I have been reading science-fiction for around sixty years so I've experienced many authors, both good and bad. What interests me most is both science and ideas. Science is interesting but dull if it is not made relevant to the world we live in or may do so in the future. Quantum entanglement is about as far out as you can get and is "indistinguishable from magic", as Arthur C. Clark would say. The only problem is that Dutch scientists have just announced the ability to transit data by Quantum means. It's no longer magic since scientists have done it. It remains for the author to explain how this may affect us which is what Chris Moriarty has done in this book. The scientific concepts are wrapped around very human feelings like love, hate, honor, duty, and even murder.

I might have expected this from a moonlighting physicist (of which there have been many in science-fiction) but from a self described "horse trainer, ranch hand, tourism industry employee, guide and environmental lawyer" is what really astounds me. And after reviewing the science bibliography at the end of the book there is no question that she has done her homework. I look forward to reading the remaining books in the series. BTW, her treatment of Artificial Intelligence in the future is also intriguing and expected to become more so as the series continues.
  • Ffleg
I enjoyed this novel but my feelings on it are mixed. What Chris did well was done really well. What she did poorly, on the other hand, fell flat.

For purists of hard science fiction, this book has everything. The author did a great job of blending futuristic concepts and technology into a world readers can imagine. The technology and quantum concepts are great. The tough female protagonist is awesome and characterized very well. The writing itself is very good and easy to read. A great debut novel.

For readers who avoid hard SF like the plague, this isn't a book for you. Many of the esoteric concepts introduced early on never get an explanation. I'm no slouch, but I felt the author could've done a better job with this because if I'd been borrowing the book (instead of owning it), I would've stopped reading after the first chapter or two. Too confusing at the beginning.

The plot itself is nothing new. The murder mystery drags on for longer than it needs to. A few times one of the minor characters in the book will tell the protagonist to stop farting around and get back to work. And I agreed! With the exception of Cohen, the secondary characters were one dimensional and predictable.

I'd actually give this book 3.5 stars and will check out the next book in this series.
  • Stonewing
"Spin State" is a very thought-provoking book about a very possible--indeed probable--future. Set some 400 years ahead, I suspect that much of the technological, sociological, and anthropological settings in the book will occur quite a bit sooner than that. Homo sap will evolve in concert with technology rather than as a consequence of natural history, and I find Chris Moriarty's vision of that future to be both believable and realistic. There are "old humans" in the universe, but there are also gene-selected and technologically-enhanced humans, gene-line crèche-bred humans, and emergent artificial intelligences as well.

How will all of these cognitive entities interact? Probably much as Chris Moriarty describes. Bringing these entities into interaction with each other during the course of a murder investigation was an excellent method of maintaining a present-day human connection while exploring some often dizzying science. I disagree with those reviewers who complained that the characters were flat--I did not sense this at all, and centering the action on a gene-selected-and-technologically-enhanced main character helped bridge the conceptual differences between all of the entities involved. Since each arose from humanity, the essence of humanity remains, interpreted for the reader through subtle gestures and the longings of the highly-modified main character.

So why only three stars? Because the story was very difficult to follow. Moriarty uses simile abundantly, probes deeply into the motivations of the characters, and defines settings in exacting detail, demonstrating a mastery of the art of storytelling. But in weaving technology into the story, Moriarty takes conceptual leaps akin to asking a painter to describe his composition before a single brush stroke has been applied to canvas. And then there were some holes in the greater plot, references to a "dead Earth" when that locale is described to feature prominently in the next book, and the failure to define why a human would allow an artificial intelligence to "shunt" through his body or where that human goes while the "shunting" is taking place.

Nevertheless, I found this to be a compelling story and will give the author a chance to refine these issues in future books.