The Ophiuchi Hotline (DOWNLOAD)


The Ophiuchi Hotline

read The Ophiuchi Hotline John Varley Ø 3 read & download review È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø John Varley Ecies but its damnation Almost 30 years after 1st release Varley's 1st novel like Joan Rivers's face has barely shown any signs of aging Just as thematically cutting edge entertaining as it was in 1977 The Ophiuchi Hotline is a must read for anyone claiming to be a science fiction fan You know you're an undeniably hard core genre fan by the way if you can properly pronounce this title Paul Goat Allen edit. 2018 reread I m at p 92 of 180 of this compact and amazingly good first novel and very pleased with how the book is holding up Kicked it back up to 5 stars Just about nothing has dated This was the setup book for Varley s remarkable Eight Worlds future history his most lasting contribution to SF literature book comes to a rousing and surprisingly hopeful finish considering that it opened with the deaths offscreen of 10 billion humans on Earth and will shortly end with the destruction and death of the Eight Worlds Hey hope springs eternal and no it s not a gloomy book Something of a pastoral actuallyIf you missed this one or it s been awhile you have a treat ahead Easy 5 stars Jo Walton as always has astute commentary on both author works 2002 commentsThis was Varley s first novel published 1977 and it is amazingly good On my periodic reread list I ve read it 4 or 5 times by now with eual pleasure each time FWIW Hotline has been on my personal Top Ten SF Novels list though I ll cheerfully admit I ve never read it critically nor do I plan toI don t think uite as highly of the book now 2016 but if you ve never read it you should Still his best novel I think

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read The Ophiuchi Hotline John Varley Ø 3 read & download review È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø John Varley Known as symbs to create another entity altogether The discovery of a steady mostly indecipherable stream of data originating from a star system 17 light years away offers some kind of hope of advancing the species retaking the homeworld But when the novel's protagonist a series of successive clones named Lilo Alexandr Calypso travels out to 70 Ophiuchi what she finds may not be salvation for the human sp. How do you fight gods This is the uestion humanity is grappling with in John Varley s The Opiuchi Hotline a rollicking SF story short enough to gobble up over a couple of afternoonsIn Varley s future humanity has spread across the eight worlds of the solar system establishing thriving colonies on Mars mercury Venus even Pluto But there is a catch as you might have guessed with their being eight worlds not nine note in Varley s time Pluto was still a planetEarth the nicest and comfiest of all the worlds is now denied to humanitys At some point a few centuries back some all powerful aliens arrived landed on Earth and using technologies so advanced that they might as well be magic destroyed every human built structure on the planet They didn t directly kill anyone not their style apparently but they did leave 10 or so billion people to starve along with a lunar colony that wasn t uite ready for self sufficiency and was forced into a terrifying life and death struggle as their supply drops ceasedAs you can imagine this left the human race a touch traumatized but people have made the best of it and have spread through the solar system and beyond including into a region near Pluto where strange transmissions can be picked up transmissions that spell out how to create advanced technologies manipulate genetics and generally skip a few centuries of laborious scientific developmentHumanity has used this information to great effect and Earth has been almost written off by most people as lost forever something strict government embargoes on the planet reinforce But there are those who would re conuer Earth who dream of humanity recovering its lost home and whoever has been sending information down the hotline has just sent all of humanity a threatening message a bill for four centuries of services renderedInto this scenario comes Doctor Lilo Alexandr Calypso a geneticist by trade who has been using the Opiuchi hotline information to perform banned experiments upon human DNA When we meet her she is in a prison cell awaiting execution by singularity she is to be tossed into a tiny black hole and every computer record of her mind and clone of her body for these are common in this era is under sentence of death tooThis is a fast paced story that follows multiple versions of the same person across different worlds and even different timelines as Lilo the companions she encounters and the human race as a whole come to realise exactly what they are up against what the future holds for the human race and how crowded and unfriendly a place our galaxy can beI know what you re thinking this sounds like yet another story where plucky humanity fights off a vastly advanced invader with grit luck and the odd deus ex machina the same trope we ve seen in novels as far back as The War of The Worlds and in modern TV series like Falling Skies This is a truly old genre trope but it still limps along kept alive by authors who perhaps should know betterVarley knew better when he wrote this novel so prepare to be surprised The beings that took Earth known only as The Invaders are so advanced that their science their tech even their perception of time are simply incomprehensible to humanity They are truly godlike and the direction Varley takes his narrative in is one I haven t encountered before This book is well worth your time but be warned that The Opiuchi Hotline is very much a scene setter of a novel and it becomes clear early on that there won t be space to resolve the big uestions Varley sets up which I assume are dealt with in the further books in the series The narrative is occasionally a little confusing and the characters not as deeply explored as they could be but this is an enjoyable pacey read and I m genuinely keen to see where Varley goes in his next book In response to my original uestion taking into consideration what I ve learned from reading The Opiuchi HotlineHow do you fight godsAnswer You don t You do your very very best not to piss them off35 stars

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read The Ophiuchi Hotline John Varley Ø 3 read & download review È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø John Varley After supremely advanced aliens invade Earth to liberate the planet's intelligent species whales dolphins the majority of humankind is exiled into space where by means of bioengineering they begin to adapt to thrive in their unforgiving environments Cutting edge tech means that they can modify body parts regularly store their memories for cloning purposes even merge with seemingly benevolent alien beings. Weird book Opiuchi Hotline by John Varley the author of the Gaian trilogy is about a lot of stuff and all rolled up into a hard sci fi Bradburyan fantasy mix I guess if I had to break it down and slap a label on it I would say this is a first contact story though a very original one This is a difficult book to review it was kind of hard to follow and yet strangely compelling like Dane Cook narrating a children s book contextually OK but edgy and not just a little disconcerting Varley describes a uirky but brutal social order where Earth had been invaded centuries before and humans were denigrated to second class status amongst aliens and even Earthlings as auatic mammals were considered advanced So Long and Thanks for All the FishMost interesting Varley anticipates the writing of William Gibson in Neuromancer and the bio punk sub genre Hotline exhibits bioengineering and manipulation cosmetic sex changes overlapping multi level cloning with memory recording and nanotechnology This is also reminiscent of Joe Haldeman s work in All My Sins Remembered also published in 1977 and There Is No Darkness published 1983 and the similarity in these works and the closeness in time suggest a collective literary movement in this direction

  • Mass Market Paperback
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  • The Ophiuchi Hotline
  • John Varley
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  • 07 September 2019
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    review È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø John Varley The Ophiuchi Hotline (DOWNLOAD) John Varley Ø 3 read & download Lilo Alexandr Calypso is your typical mad scientist on the moon of the female persuasion doing illegal human genetic research that it's proscribed by the state doesn't bother her one bit What annoys Lilo a great

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    The Ophiuchi Hotline (DOWNLOAD) John Varley Ø 3 read & download review È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø John Varley After I finished the Gaia trilogy I knew I had to keep going through all of John Varley's work It's not a compulsion It's a necessity for the sake of my love of SFJohn Varley is one of the most impressive authors of the field I've had the pleasure to experience The imagination and the devotion to pushing all thos

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    read The Ophiuchi Hotline John Varley Ø 3 read & download The Ophiuchi Hotline (DOWNLOAD) Weird book Opiuchi Hotline by John Varley the author of the Gaian trilogy is about a lot of stuff – and all rolled up into a hard sci fi Bradburyan fantasy mix I guess if I had to break it down and slap a label on it I would say this is a first contact story though a very original one This is a difficult book to review it was kind of hard to follow and yet strangely compelling like Dane Cook narrating a children’s book contextually OK

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    The Ophiuchi Hotline (DOWNLOAD) How do you fight gods? This is the uestion humanity is grappling with in John Varley’s The Opiuchi Hotline a rollicking SF story short enough to gobble up over a couple of afternoonsIn Varley’s future humanity has spread

  5. says: The Ophiuchi Hotline (DOWNLOAD) John Varley Ø 3 read & download review È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø John Varley

    read The Ophiuchi Hotline The Ophiuchi Hotline (DOWNLOAD) DNF 56%I am sad to say I hate this book It's taking me forever I have no idea what's going on and am beginning to think this is a thought experiment in how many ways sex and clones can be used in mundane ways than anything like a storyWhile I was initially intrigued at a society with completely flipped morals to ours and a sort of normaliza

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    The Ophiuchi Hotline (DOWNLOAD) John Varley Ø 3 read & download 45 stars This is a fantastic story and I am surprised I have not heard about this as I beleive it has all the maki

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    read The Ophiuchi Hotline review È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø John Varley John Varley Ø 3 read & download 2018 reread I'm at p 92 of 180 of this compact and amazingly good first novel and very pleased with how the book is holding up Kicked it back up to 5 stars Just about nothing has dated This was the setup book for Varley's

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    review È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø John Varley John Varley Ø 3 read & download read The Ophiuchi Hotline John Varley is a writer with enormous reserves of imagination and this book pulses with a gonzo energy as he throws in to the mix a bunch of fun and varied and original ideas In a manner that’s similar to the inventive classic Babel 17 the plot doesn’t always live up to the exciting ideas and vivid characte

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    review È eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø John Varley John Varley Ø 3 read & download The Ophiuchi Hotline (DOWNLOAD) 35; I've been aware of Varley since middle school but his books appeared to be the hardest of hard sci fi and thus of very little appeal to me this however Varley's first novel has proven to be mostly an exception

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    read The Ophiuchi Hotline John Varley Ø 3 read & download The Ophiuchi Hotline (DOWNLOAD) Liked it and probably would have liked it back in the 70s when it was writtensomehow it felt dated than it really wasAlth

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