Souls in the Great Machine

Souls in the Great Machine

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The great Calculor of Libris was forced to watch as Overmayor Zarvora had four of its components lined up against a wall and shot for negligence. Thereafter, its calculations were free from errors, and that was just as well-for only this strangest of calculating machines and its two thousand enslaved components could save the world from a new ice age.

And all the while a faint mirrorsun hangs in the night sky, warning of the cold to come.

In Sean McMullen's glittering, dynamic, and exotic world two millennia from now, there is no more electricity, wind engines are leading-edge technology, librarians fight duels to settle disputes, steam power is banned by every major religion, and a mysterious siren "Call" lures people to their death. Nevertheless, the brilliant and ruthless Zarvora intends to start a war in space against inconceivably ancient nuclear battle stations.

Unbeknownst to Zarvora, however, the greatest threat to humanity is neither a machine nor a force but her demented and implacable enemy Lemorel, who has resurrected an obscene and evil concept from the distant past: Total War.

Souls in the Great Machine is the first volume of Sean McMullen's brilliant future history of the world of Greatwinter

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2000, c1999
Edition: 1st trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9780312872564
0312872569
Branch Call Number: SCIENCE FICTION McMullen
Characteristics: 448 p. ; 24 cm

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Jul 23, 2014

Interesting concept, but fell apart halfway through. It got to the point where I didn't like any of the characters, and became a chore to read. Not worth it.

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