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by David Marusek

eBook Mind Over Ship (Counting Heads) ePub
Author: David Marusek
Language: English
ISBN: 0765317494
ISBN13: 978-0765317490
Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (January 8, 2008)
Pages: 320
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 251
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ePub file: 1757 kb
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MIND OVER SHIP(2009) is a continuation of the excellent COUNTING HEADS(2005), taking up the story just a few months after the last book left off. MIND OVER SHIP is written in a slightly different format than COUNTING HEADS, with each sub-section having a title.

MIND OVER SHIP(2009) is a continuation of the excellent COUNTING HEADS(2005), taking up the story just a few months after the last book left off. In COUNTING HEADS, most sub-sections were non-titled, and were part of numbered Parts & Chapters in "software version number" style (. 1); which this book doesn't utilize

MIND OVER SHIP(2009) is a continuation of the excellent COUNTING HEADS(2005), taking up the story just a few months after the last book left off. 1); which this book doesn't utilize

Mind Over Ship is wildly inventive, piling ultra-cool ideas upon killer speculations

Mind Over Ship is wildly inventive, piling ultra-cool ideas upon killer speculations. Leaving you scratching your head, asking: Where did that idea come from? Marusek is a creative juggernaut, delivering more bundles of speculative joy than a midwife on meth could ever imagine.

Welcome to Mind Over Ship, the sequel to Marusek’s stunning debut novel, Counting Heads, which Publishers Weekly called ferociously smart, simultaneously horrific and funny.

Author: David Marusek. Publisher: A Tom Doherty Associates Book, New York, 2009. Welcome to Mind Over Ship, the sequel to Marusek’s stunning debut novel, Counting Heads, which Publishers Weekly called ferociously smart, simultaneously horrific and funny.

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Welcome to Mind Over Ship, the sequel to Marusek's stunning debut novel, Counting Heads, which Publishers Weekly called "ferociously smart, simultaneously horrific and funny.

A second novel titled Mind Over Ship (a sequel to Counting Heads) was released by Tor Books on January 20, 2009

David Marusek (born January 21, 1951 in Buffalo, New York) is an American author. Marusek worked as a graphic designer for about twenty years and for eleven years he also taught graphic design at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. A second novel titled Mind Over Ship (a sequel to Counting Heads) was released by Tor Books on January 20, 2009. A short story collection, Getting to Know You, was published by Subterranean Press in 2007 and was reprinted by Del Rey Books in 2008. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Macmillan PublishersReleased: Mar 16, 2010ISBN: 9781429952842Format: book. Titles In This Series (2). View More. carousel previous carousel next.

Welcome to Mind Over Ship, the sequel to Marusek's stunning debut novel, Counting Heads, which Publishers . 17559/?tag prabook0b-20. Counting Heads is David Marusek's extraordinary launch as an SF novelist: The year is 2134, and the Information Age has given rise to the Boutique Economy in which mass production and mass consumption are rendered obsolete.

Authors: Marusek, David. Their print heads chittered to life. First they laid down the bones, building them from organic feedstock, 4096 molecules per stitch, a thousand stitches per second. Then they dressed the finished skeletons with organs, printing them in place.

The year is 2135, and the international program to seed the galaxy with human colonies has stalled as greedy, immoral powerbrokers park their starships in Earth’s orbit and begin to convert them into space condos. Ellen Starke’s head, rescued from the fiery crash that killed her mother, struggles to regrow a new body in time to restore her dead mother’s financial empire. And Pre-Singularity AIs conspire to join the human race just as human clones, such as Mary Skarland and her sisters, want nothing more than to leave it.Welcome to Mind Over Ship, the sequel to Marusek’s stunning debut novel, Counting Heads, which Publishers Weekly called “ferociously smart, simultaneously horrific and funny.”

Fearlessdweller
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost eleven years since I read Counting Heads, also by Marusek. Perhaps that gap is what made this book so impenetrable. It’s based in the same world/universe but many of the acronyms and conventions aren’t spelled out. The complexity of this society and the relationships within it are such that I found the book almost impossible to get into or to understand. Once I finished I’m still not sure what actually happened. His universe mirrors the complexity of everyday life that we navigate without thinking but projects various trends and technologies forward to the point where even the motivations of the main characters are opaque. Very well-written and thought out but I don’t think I’d subject myself to another book by this author.
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MIND OVER SHIP(2009) is a continuation of the excellent COUNTING HEADS(2005), taking up the story just a few months after the last book left off.

MIND OVER SHIP is written in a slightly different format than COUNTING HEADS, with each sub-section having a title... In COUNTING HEADS, most sub-sections were non-titled, and were part of numbered Parts & Chapters in "software version number" style (e.g. 3.11); which this book doesn't utilize. I liked the previous style better, as the new style doesn't give one as much of a "feeling of accomplishment" as you work through the book.

Definitely do NOT start with this book - read COUNTING HEADS first. And, if you haven't read COUNTING HEADS in some time, go back and re-read it before attempting to read this book. I tried to go straight into this book, after having read COUNTING HEADS a number of years ago, and the characters, and activities taking place at the start of the book, were somewhat familiar, but frustratingly so. I went back and re-read COUNTING HEADS, and have started reading MIND OVER SHIP again, and now I'm able to enjoy the book.

COUNTING HEADS and MIND OVER SHIP are set in a super high-tech world in the "moderate future" - about 125 years from now... where many humans can afford to live an extended life(via expensive rejuvenation treatments), and natural child-bearing is discouraged. While the artificial intelligences have reached very advanced stages, with a great many having become "self aware", we don't have anything like a singularity - and this makes these books more "real" than the cookie-cutter "post singularity" wave of near future high-tech SciFi. The characters are varied, with a small elite upper-class dominating over a worker-class consisting of clones specifically bred for certain tasks, and a giant third world (which now encompasses the whole Earth) battling for the scraps, some grouping together into "Charters" (which are pretty much decaying Communes, that have devolved from the remnants of Capitalist partnerships from which most the original "brains" have long since divested all interest).

The threaded stories are set against an underlying backdrop, consisting of the politics and logistics of building, habbing, and embarking fleets of inter-stellar colony ships on slow journeys to colonize new nearby worlds, in order to reduce the burden of humanity on an over-populated Earth.
Uyehuguita
A group of my friends all read this book together for a kinda unofficial book club. We all love the story and found out by accident that Mr. Marusek is a local author. We ended up making a connection and invited him out to dinner to discuss the book. Very interesting man with a great mind. Please read the story. You will not be dissappointed.
Zacki
Easily as food as the first. I was a little bothered that the Kodiak chartists very nearly disappeared in this one, though. They felt like a big part of the last book.
Jode
Marusek should be far better known as an SF author. His plotting is tight, characters are finely drawn, and his work is bursting with enough ideas for ten novels. This series (with Counting Heads) is outstanding.
Dukinos
favorite book
Coirad
A really clever Sci-Fi novel and a great sequel to Marusek's Counting Heads. I am impressed with the author's ability to keep the storylines compelling and surprising; also his ability to keep extrapolating the advances of current technology in outlandish, yet believable ways. Best Sci-Fi I've read this year!
Really a good read; it reminds me of some of the more imaginative early science fiction. If there was another book, I would have already bought it.
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