I had trouble getting into this book it took until almost half way in to actually start enjoying it I can t really pinpoint what it was but it seemed forced and the Confederation doesn t seem believable The story line is interesting but the title catch phrase is overdone I ended up liking it enough to want to see the next step in the story. This book has a somewhat different story than the usual run of the mill science fiction stories At least within the realm of the type of science fiction books that I usually read The concept of science versus magic has been used in a fair amount of books already so that in itself is not very new However, I found the setup in this book to be a bit different and quite interesting to read The book itself is well written and paints a reasonable detailed universe as the book progresses. One thing that I found a bit annoying was the extremely superior attitude that was shown to the primitive colonies These lesser cultures should be intervened with no matter what and brought into line with the mainstream thinking of the modern humans, basta I found that a bit distasteful The social dreaming nonsense about no one having to work unless they wanted to was a bit misplaced in an oth Confederation, A Multi Planetary Post Singularity Society, Desperately Wants To Know How To Achieve Transcendence Into An Elder Race Their Scouts Encounter Darius, A Lost Colony World Whose Inhabitants Have Apparently Discarded The Technology That Brought Them To The Planet, In Order To Adopt A Virtually Feudal CultureBut The Scouts Are Shocked When They Discover That The Controlling Elite, In Each Of The Major Centres Of Population, Exhibit Abilities That Defy The Accepted Laws Of Physics Although The Population Appear To Believe Their Leaders ✓ Sufficiently Advanced Technology (Inverse Shadows, #1) ↠´ Download by ✓ Christopher G. Nuttall To Be Capable Of Performing Sorcery, The Confederation Concludes They Must In Fact Be Using A Technology Sufficiently Advanced To Seem Like Magic Is It A Technology Left Behind By Long Gone Elders, Or An Indication Of An Advanced Race Trying To Control The Colony Perhaps One Of A Number Of Such Races Who Are Intent On Meddling In Human Affairs Either Way, The Need To Understand And Utilise Such A Technology Leads The Confederation Security Council To Launch An Urgent Mission To Investigate Darius Suitable Specialists Are Swiftly Enlisted To Create A Team, Including Both Scientists And AIs, But All Under Military Control Protocol Dictates That Stealthy Infiltration Should Precede Initial Contact, But The Lack Of Sufficient Prior Observation And Analysis Will Make It Harder For The Team To Establish A Credible Cover Story Although Their Ship Can Remain In A Hidden Orbit, The Research Team Will Be On Their Own Once They Land, Especially As Confederation Technology Seems To Be Unreliable Or Even Inoperative On The Planet S Surface But They Will Soon Discover That The People On Darius Are Not All The Simple Folk That They SeemThis Is The First Book In The Exciting New Epic Inverse Shadows Universe From Best Selling Science Fiction Author Christopher Nuttall This author is growing in skill every booksome of his early works were not as well written but he has mastered his technique and this novel was a real gem. While an entertaining story, it could have been better It doesn t seem to be as polished as many of his other books I m not satisfied with the explanation of how a society works that has no money, where everyone has than they need, were people don t need to work if they don t feel like it, where people only work for status People are all comfortable but people working for status in their fields can get better I m interested in where the author will take book two I was curious about the author s science fiction I m not sure yet. as expected from the title, the human post singularity post scarcity Federation has to deal with a primitive colony where magic works, though of course the Federation believes in the AC Clarke inspired title so inserts a covert team to understand magic the expected set up, lots of action and a fast read with a fairly predictable ending, but an intriguing one also that promises quite a lot for future development wile this series Inverted Shadows has not be continued so far, hopefully there will be and there is enough closure and a different feel from the classical mil sf of the author, to have made it a quite satisfying read í Sufficiently Advanced Technology (Inverse Shadows, #1) Æ Attractive blurb because it is suggestive of the Culture Universe created by Iain Banks And it is dedicated to Mr Banks, who left us all prematurely This is a completely unfair setup for the author, who provides a different universe with many well developed ideas But he along with 99% of today s SF writers is no Banks, of course. Once I recovered from my disappointment with this very unfair involuntary comparison, I settled down and enjoyed an engaging story that developed nicely and invites sequels. It was good, then not so much, then very good. We ve all read a book that starts out well, and then sort of dwindles into a common story in which we have lost interest This book was almost there and then the author did a fantastic job of rejuvenating his storyline when it was needed most and brings the book to an excellent conclusion I almost felt as if he had channeled the late Mr Banks A very satisfying read.
originally published at Risingshadow. Christopher Nuttall s Sufficiently Advanced Technology is the first book in the Inverse Shadows universe It s a fascinating glimpse into a future world where several things are different from what they are now It s good and interesting escapism from start to finish. Before I write about this book, I ll mention that Christopher Nuttall is an author who writes good and fluent entertainment Although he writes quite a lot about magic, technology and other similar things, he writes about them in an entertaining way I m sure that fans of Christopher Nuttall will be delighted to read this book and I think that newcomers will also like it. Here s a bit of information about the story Elyria is asked by Confederation Security Council to investigate the planet Darius and its inhabitants The Quite an interesting bookslow start, too much about preparation Too much since their surveys missed the colony ship However, it explains many things I would buy a sequel if Christopher can figure out how to explain how the child will be able to manipulate the quantum foam.
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Christopher G. Nuttall
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