Genesis by Poul Anderson audiobook

Genesis

By Poul Anderson
Read by Tom Weiner

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Artificial intelligence has been developed to a point where human intelligence can be uploaded into a computer, achieving a sort of hybrid immortality. Astronaut Christian Brannock welcomes this technology, technology that will make it possible for him to achieve his dream and explore the stars. A billion years later, Brannock is dispatched to Earth to check on some strange anomalies. While there, he meets Laurinda Ashcroft, another hybrid upload. Brannock and Ashcroft join forces and investigate Gaia, the supermind dominating the planet, and learn the truth of her terrifying secret plans for Earth.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2001 John W. Campbell Memorial Award

Artificial intelligence has been developed to a point where human intelligence can be uploaded into a computer, achieving a sort of hybrid immortality. Astronaut Christian Brannock welcomes this technology, technology that will make it possible for him to achieve his dream and explore the stars.

A billion years later, Brannock is dispatched to Earth to check on some strange anomalies. While there, he meets Laurinda Ashcroft, another hybrid upload. Brannock and Ashcroft join forces and investigate Gaia, the supermind dominating the planet, and learn the truth of her terrifying secret plans for Earth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A miniature exploration of themes…concerned with individuals isolated from humanity by immortality or long voyages…Certainly provides much fine entertainment.” Booklist
“[A] brilliantly conceived novel…By humanizing the inhuman, Anderson comes breathtakingly close to speaking the unspeakable, the meaning of human existence. Deftly moving from one utterly convincing vignette of future human society to another, blending them into one profoundly moving fictional entity with reverence for the undying human thirst for knowledge and the pain that must accompany human achievement, Anderson’s narrative soars, as unfettered as an exalting dream.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“After nearly forty years in the business, Poul Anderson still cranks out the imaginative sci fi like a champ.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“The lyrical approach of this SF master to the meaning of human existence gives his latest effort a surreal, allegorical feel.” Library Journal

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Reviews

by Katherine 4/12/2017
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Not quite worth it, especially for women

This book attempts to do a lot, but ends up feeling like it was written in the 1970's. The female characters quite literally exist for the sole purpose to entertaining the male characters, and I mean that literally within the plot. There was so much potential in this story, but it just did not come through. The narrator was really distracting as he struggled through multiple accents. All in all, this author hasn't evolved in a world that has changed a lot since he started his career.

Author

Author Bio: Poul Anderson

Author Bio: Poul Anderson

Poul Anderson (1926–2001) was one of the most prolific and popular writers in science fiction. He won the Hugo Award seven times and the Nebula Award three times, as well as many other awards, including the Grand Master Award of the Science Fiction Writers of America for a lifetime of distinguished achievement. With a degree in physics and a wide knowledge of other fields of science, he was noted for building stories on a solid foundation of real science, as well as for being one of the most skilled creators of fast-paced adventure stories. He was author of over one hundred novels and story collections, several hundred short stories, and several mysteries and nonfiction books.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 7.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English