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Estação da Glória (Parte 1) By David Brin,

  • Title: Estação da Glória (Parte 1)
  • Author: David Brin
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  • Page: 284
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  • Hugo and Nebula award winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction Now he returns with a new novel rich in texture, universal in theme, monumental in scope pushing the genre to new heights.Young Maia is fast approaching a turning point in her life As a half caste var, she must leave the clan home of her privileged half sHugo and Nebula award winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent, imaginative voices in science fiction Now he returns with a new novel rich in texture, universal in theme, monumental in scope pushing the genre to new heights.Young Maia is fast approaching a turning point in her life As a half caste var, she must leave the clan home of her privileged half sisters and seek her fortune in the world With her twin sister, Leie, she searches the docks of Port Sanger for an apprenticeship aboard the vessels that sail the trade routes of the Stratoin oceans.On her far reaching, perilous journey of discovery, Maia will endure hardship and hunger, imprisonment and loneliness, bloody battles with pirates and separation from her twin And along the way, she will meet a traveler who has come an unimaginable distance and who threatens the delicate balance of the Stratoins carefully maintained, perfect society.Both exciting and insightful, Glory Season is a major novel, a transcendent saga of the human spirit.
    Esta o da Gl ria Parte Hugo and Nebula award winning author David Brin is one of the most eloquent imaginative voices in science fiction Now he returns with a new novel rich in texture universal in theme monumental in sc

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    1. Zach stood at his desk to write his review of David Brin s interminably boring science fiction novel, Glory Season.I d better start off by mentioning how tedious it was to listen to the main character s thoughts in every other paragraph, Zach thought to himself That way, the people reading this review will understand my frustration with having the author spell out every tiny nuance of the main character s motivation in tiresome detail, as if internal monologue were the only way to accomplish thi [...]

    2. Perhaps the best science fiction book I ve ever read that so elegantly reverses our contemporary notions of gender Not so great as a novel, unfortunately.In Glory Season, David Brin depicts a world with an intensely matriarchal society The majority of the population of Stratos consists of female clones, sparked in winter by male sperm, but genetic copies of their mothers Men and variant girls are born in summer Designed this way the founders of Stratos, this society is supposedly pastoral and st [...]

    3. Interesting This is a weird brand of fiction that explores an idea far better than it tells a story Unfortunately, that doesn t become clear until about 2 3 of the way in.Glory Season makes for a good anthropological sociological what if book, and uses a coming of age story as the narrative adhesive.This book is heavily flawed in terms of what it is trying to do as a book, but if you can bring yourself to appreciate the underlying ambition, it ends up a pretty decent read.

    4. The best science fiction is, at its heart, speculative fiction These books start with a single big idea a single question and develop it The great books take that idea and develop it superbly Glory Season is a great book It starts with a single idea what if humans could clone themselves when times are good and revert to sexual reproduction when times are bad and genetic diversity is at a premium David Brin explains how his idea developed, from that single root.The idea of cloning has been explor [...]

    5. This is just the sort of SF I like intelligent without being too difficult to follow, great plots without being cheesy and some excellent characters.The story follows Maia, a variant born by fatherhood, rather than the cloning that is the norm on planet Stratos When forced to leave her childhood home, with her twin, Leie, they plan on becoming rich, finding their niche and creating a clone family of their own But when tradegy strikes, Maia finds herself drawn into a political and radical conspir [...]

    6. When I read this book in Australia I remember it being really good So I ve bought it and intend to re read it.And Fred Gambino is SO NICE he sent me hi res scans of both covers he did Isn t that Super Sweet

    7. Great world building, and the author is deft and unveiling information in a way that is both page turning and believeable The story didn t quite live up to the excitement I felt reading the first half, and I felt that the ending was a little flat All in all, a good vacation read.

    8. The ending is quite disjointed It s like he was starting a new thought, then just stopped, practically mid sentence.

    9. Se lee con facilidad, entretiene, historia de aventuras en un cultura ex tica constituida por clanes de mujeres capaces de auto clonarse y donde los hombres son una minor a que aporta variedad gen tica.Una adolescente no clon, una var , parte de su clan para hacer fortuna en realidad es expulsada, que es lo que normalmente ocurre con las var y se ve envuelta en una conspiraci n que involucra la llegada de un representante del resto de la humanidad despues de miles de a os de aislamiento, la luch [...]

    10. I enjoyed this book very much Brin created a world Stratos that is very different from our own a world where most of the population is women, and the dominant mode of reproduction is self cloning, but makes that world come alive by showing how human choices determine how cultures develop from these biological facts The book starts with the mainstream culture in which large clone families root themselves in occupational niches, while variant girls non clones are sent out as 15 year olds to find t [...]

    11. Science fiction stories about cloning all too often take a negative bent the clones struggle with their identities or mad scientists learn the pitfalls of playing God What we have in Glory Season is a fully realized world, once in which women can both reproduce naturally during one season and clone themselves in another It also imagines a matriarchal society in a way that is thoughtful, without idealism or tropes I ll admit, it took a while for the story to pick up for me The beginning is slow, [...]

    12. Mostly about sex.I would like to see done with a universe where a world has broken off to create a system in which most reproduction is parthenogenetic There was real potential here for commentary on the roles of men, women, etc If only Margaret Atwood would cheer up a bit and tackle something like this it would be amazing But instead it was mind numbingly boring For over 700 pages And it was mostly about sex I don t even know how you do that view spoiler I can t believe that Leie survived and [...]

    13. This book had a great concept but it dragged on and I lost interest after the first quarter and skimmed through the rest

    14. 3.5 starsI have to say I enjoyed reading this novel the 2nd time than the 1st The first reading experience was too marred by the disappointment over the ending or lack of it , and also by all power being ripped away from the protagonist again and again over the book The 2nd time I knew what to expect, so I could enjoy the nuance and world building Speaking of world building, it s clearly the driving force behind the whole book The author really takes the concept of parthenogenesis to its logic [...]

    15. An interesting, thought provoking and well established anthropological read, Glory Season presents the coming of age tale of the var, Maia Vars, or variants, are summer children born of a mother and father, and are essentially second class citizens The winter clones are daughters whose fathers are only used to spark gestation males being required only to spark the development of the placenta , resulting in clone daughters identical to their mothers The winter clones belong to family clans who pr [...]

    16. As a big fan of the Uplift series, I had a lot of expectations for Glory Season After having checked it out from my local library a few times, and never having gotten to even the second chapter, I was glad when on my final check out I got through the whole thing in a weekend I prefer series, so I m hoping this book becomes the first publication of many The ending was certainly open ended enough for a follow up sequel or several The idea of a modified parthenogenesis is not a novel one, but it s [...]

    17. I read a whopping 42 pages of Glory Season before I decided I d had enough I found the prose terrible and the worldbuilding convoluted yet corny, the characterization of the twins somewhat cliche, and the matriarchal world poorly constructed Women s fear of violence from men wouldn t be any stronger than fear of violence from other women in a matriarchal world, and there definitely wouldn t be butt pinching and leers Violence against women and sexual harassment stem from a patriarchal society in [...]

    18. Just recalled this book from the dark depths as I finished another sci fi, Calculating God.This book set the tone for me of what I now consider good sci fi No space battles, no inter species trysts, just a good speculative romp through the possible future of humanity, gender, cloning, class society, determinism, and the search for meaning.I remember finishing it in the wee hours, on a school night I m sure, and beginning to read it again immediately, cover to cover.I can t recall exactly when I [...]

    19. I have really enjoyedDavid Brin as a writer I liked this book a lot Unlike some sci fi books it was based in reality, or it used to be, this book is set far in the future It gives reasoning and theories as to why this book is taking place, why the world exist, why there is trouble, things that most sci fi books don t explain but make it easier to read Maia and Leie are twins, meaning they had a father and a mother, they are summer children They are less important on Stratos than their peers born [...]

    20. I enjoyed this book The main character has spunk and the ability to push through even when the deck was sacked against her she pressed on I became and intrigued as the plot progressed and our little var matured enough to realize that friends may not necessarily be the ones you think they are.Loved the concept of a matriarchal society where the clones are dominant The vars, or natural offspring, provide variation but are sent out into the world to make it on their own after they reach maturity [...]

    21. Excellent idea for a novel and exciting to read a lot of the time At least three characters you really care about The theory behind this story is awesome, and even plausible Like a lot of sci fi, too much world information is thrown at you before you ve been drawn into the story enough to want that much detail The world building world explaining never ends It s a rich place, but could have done with fewer groups and less social detail for a one off story The main character was a little too Nancy [...]

    22. This was nominated for, but did not win the James Tiptree Award, which resulted in some controversy at the time Brin has publicly stated that he felt that the decision was unfair Ursula LeGuin s written comments as a part of the review committee, start off with negative generalizations about male writers, so there may be some truth to Brin s position However, it is also true that while the characters of Glory Season display some altered gender behavior, they also have characteristics that are re [...]

    23. The second time reading this, I expected to enjoy it than I had the first time I remembered it as being a very enjoyable read, and was looking forward to taking my time with it this time around It was definitely a pleasure to explore Brin s vision of a planet of female clones, how such a society would function and the role of men, and the situation of the variant women Brin paints a very interesting world one which we can picture as being quite real and well explored The story is interesting an [...]

    24. A favorite author, and I was certainly looking forward to a good, solid SF novel after plowing through severallesseroks.So even clocking in at over 700 pages, this proved to be a relatively easy read, interesting enough plot and characters, and a satisfying story overall.However All the hints and peeks at long past history of the planet, of the people who settled it, and all the goings ons elsewhere in the cosmos, past and present, seemed like much interesting stories I wanted to read about tho [...]

    25. The world is extremely well developed and you can tell that an enormous amount of thought went into every detail That said, I wish Brin had held back on the description a bit as I found the endless descriptive pages Life or the colored light wall come to mind to be a little tedious The main character also gets knocked unconscious an awful lot To the point where I felt like he had her get hit in the head every time a scene change was needed.What I loved was how you couldn t help but place yoursel [...]

    26. For some reason this book has stayed with me over the years and I have read it three times It s just a convoluted story I keep remembering like a tune you can t get out of your head I like this much than the uplift novels, which seemed for kids I don t know Maybe this one is for kids too I probably couldn t tell as I have never properly reached adulthood according to those who know me best.Maybe because it has sailing and pirates and secret islands and secret codes it reminds me of a futuristi [...]

    27. This is a great book sometimes science fiction can be a little hard to get into, but this was a very readable, interesting book It was easy to get pulled into this other world, which is set many years in the future This world, Stratos, is a matriarchal society Men exist on this world, but are strictly limited in their life career paths.The author s afterword describes it so well ere is no scientific reasons to show males relegated to the sidelines of history, a peripheral social class, as has al [...]

    28. This is the third time I ve read this book, and now it doesn t seem all that great I do remember taking it from a boy in some high school class, borrowing it for one period and refusing to return it until I had finished it, but promising to return it within 24 hours with a tough class schedule including classes and homework, etc , I still managed, and I think that version had over 1000 pages So there are several instances in this book wherein a character, thought to be dead but no body reappears [...]

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