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Ization on the brink of extinction This astonishing future take on Shakespeare's The Tempest depicts a world doom. Despite the sci fi suit this book sometimes wears this is a full on plunge into surrealism A story of shape changing clones virtual reality a decaying dying planet a pastiche of Shakespeare s The Tempest and other things told in explosion of images straight from the magic realism campminus most pretense of reality A paranoid stacking of incidents like Pynchon and diseased and demented characters like Kafka This is one very literary and mind blowing novel kind of Crying of Lot 49 meets Gene Wolfe s Fifth Head of Cerberus

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Stations of the Tide

Award winning author Michael Swanwick brings us a deeply engrossing and thought provoking novel about human civil. Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick is the story of an unnamed Bureaucrat and the urgent investigation he s tasked with The planet he lives on Miranda is subject to major tidal flooding every 200 years and with the tide due to arrive in a week s time on what s called Jubilee Day it s imperative that he locate and apprehend the man Gregorian to avert disaster beforehandThe populace under tight control the government believes Gregorian has come into possession of proscribed technology technology capable of hampering humanity s efforts at achieving higher ground for the flood With the clock ticking the Bureaucrat heads out to find his man three legged helper briefcase beside him Trouble is in such a technically saturated world it s troublesome telling reality from virtual reality hallucination from fact and truth from liesStations of the Tide is a highly imaginative mashup of Southern Gothic Jack Vance and post humanism

Summary Stations of the Tide

Ed by encroaching water and the extraordinary lengths to which its people will go to ensure their survival 256 pp. What a long winding complicated road one must travel to come to the end of this journey At worst it was very confusing at best it was uite interesting On the whole it was just compelling enough despite the fits of frustration to keep me coming back reading word by word until the very end


10 thoughts on “Stations of the Tide

  1. says:

    This was some kind of amazing The main character who was never referred to as anything but Bureaucrat was hardly my definition of a bureaucrat He was part outcast part superspy part magician's apprentice and part avenger He wears so many hats during this superb little gem that I never slow down and even consider why The plot is also

  2. says:

    Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick is the story of an unnamed Bureaucrat and the urgent investigation he’s tasked with The planet he lives on Miranda is subject to major tidal flooding every 200 years and with the tide due to arrive in a week’s time on what’s called Jubilee Day it’s imperative that he locate and apprehend the ma

  3. says:

    A very beautifully written and imagined novel full of magic and menace mystery and madnessThe plot although it does mostly come together in the end is secondary to the experiential and visual aspects of book If you're unable to follow everything that's going on or visualize some of the scenes and items he's describing don'

  4. says:

    ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureIt’s the Jubilee Year on the planet Miranda Every 200 years the planet floods and humans must leave until Miranda’s continents are reborn Miranda used to be the home of an indigenous species of shapeshifters who during Jubilee would return to their auatic forms until the waters receded but it seems

  5. says:

    Despite the sci fi suit this book sometimes wears this is a full on plunge into surrealism A story of shape changing clones virtual reality a decaying dying planet a pastiche of Shakespeare's The Tempest and other things told in explosion of

  6. says:

    Actual rating 25 starsWhat an odd little novel Not my usual fare at all and I wouldn’t have picked it up or p

  7. says:

    This is one of the books that I described as good beginning tedious but necessary middle part good endingIt has interestin

  8. says:

    A man known only as 'the bureaucrat' searches for an elusive wizard on a planet plagued by catastrophic tides In this universe a vague domineering organization housed in a labyrinthine structure known as the Puzzle Palace regulates access to technology among planets When a society is deemed to have been irresponsible its technology

  9. says:

    What a long winding complicated road one must travel to come to the end of this journey At worst it was very confusing at best it was uite interesting On the whole it was just compelling enough despite the fits of frustration to keep me coming back reading word by word until the very end

  10. says:

    I got halfway through just didn't care if I read another page or not I'm not sure if the writing wasn't up to snuff or it was the plot maybe it was the characters I think it was I didn't like the hero much there wasn't a

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