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by Gary Gibson

eBook Angel Stations ePub
Author: Gary Gibson
Language: English
ISBN: 1405034459
ISBN13: 978-1405034456
Publisher: Tor; Unabridged edition edition (September 3, 2004)
Pages: 400
Category: Science Fiction
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 588
Formats: docx azw rtf lit
ePub file: 1655 kb
Fb2 file: 1590 kb

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It stood at the eastern limit of the high-walled valley in which the city of Tibe stood de-bodied rivers that led to the . .

It stood at the eastern limit of the high-walled valley in which the city of Tibe stood de-bodied rivers that led to the Great Northern Sea. As you approached by ship from the north, you saw the city of Tibe spread before you, between wide, rounded hills that rose gradually behind the city to the mountainous terrain of Southern Tisane. But first you saw the mass of the Emperor’s Rock, rising from near the centre of the city: a great lump of basalt on which the palace.

Gary Gibson (born in 1965) is a science fiction author from Glasgow, Scotland. After marrying Emma, Gibson relocated to Taiwan before moving back to Glasgow in 2010.

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Angels Stations from Gary Book is nice. We are following Kim, who is a Goblin spaceship pilot around the planet Kaspian, Sam, some genetically (super)human being captured, Elias, who is from London at Earth. But the most interesting character is the alien Ursu, who is a priest on the planet Kaspian. Interzone called it "dense and involving, puzzling and perplexing "

Pan Macmillan, 9 февр. One Station orbits the distant planet Kaspar, now occupied by scientists and armed militia who monitor life on the surface.

Pan Macmillan, 9 февр. For an age, humanity has borrowed from caches of alien technology found in space. Among these artefacts are portals known as Stations, which our spacecraft now use to traverse the galaxy. Here, ignorant of our existence, the only known sentient species other than humankind is slowly evolving. But things are about to change. As devastation sweeps the galaxy, Kaspar’s mysterious ‘Citadel’ may be key to repelling this threat.

One Station orbits the distant planet Kaspar, now occupied by scientists and armed militia who monitor life on the surface.

One Station orbits the distant planet Kaspar, now occupied by scientists and armed militia who monitor life on the surface. But at what cost to its native inhabitants – and its human guardians? Books by Gary Gibson.

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Электронная книга "Angel Stations", Gary Gibson One Station orbits the distant planet Kaspar, now occupied by scientists and armed militia who monitor life on the surface.

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Your own Great Book tells us it used to be just as cold here as there, and colder, only a few generations ag. Oh come, Roke, forget your misgivings. I believe Vaughn here may be able to help us in locating the final part of the Plan

Your own Great Book tells us it used to be just as cold here as there, and colder, only a few generations ag. ‘Enough, gentlemen,’ said Roke wearily, as the doors to the inner court were opened by the Palace Guard. Let’s get this over with. I believe Vaughn here may be able to help us in locating the final part of the Plan. As Roke followed Xan around the great round table, he looked over and found Vaughn gazing at him intently. Roke had the uncanny sensation the creature had heard every word that had just passed between him and the Emperor.

Aeons ago, a super-scientific culture known as 'Angels' had left incomprehensible relics all over the galaxy. Among these phenomena were the Stations, whereby human spacecraft could jump instantly from one part of the galaxy to another. And from them the brilliant Angel technology could be explored and exploited. One of these stations orbits the planet Kaspar, where the only other known sentient species outside Earth has been meticulously allowed to continue evolving in its own world of primitive ignorance. But suddenly Kaspar's mysterious 'Citadel' has become the vital key to repelling the fast-approaching threat. At what cost, though, to its native inhabitants ... and to the human residents of the orbiting Angel station?
Lemana
I generally like Gibson's work, which remind me of early Alastair Reynolds in style, being focused on high-tech concepts, usually with some measure of bioengineering that moves salient cast members beyond Human and into some other strata.

'Angel Stations' is more of the same, with somewhat cute aliens on an Earth-like planet, Kaspar, mixed into the proceedings.

The plot is a pretty straightforward mystery where an ancient alien race, the Angels, have left behind artefacts - both physical and within our DNA - and accessing these artefacts comes with a price.

Of course, the complexity is in the telling, and here Gibson excels.

There are numerous characters, most of them flawed in many, many ways and damaged to the point of retreat from Humanity. There is inexplicable science, with FTL, thought transference, precognition and space-time warping, especially within The Citadel, a mysterious cache of Angel technology that resists efforts to probe it.

The Kasparian's are central to the story, but I must admit, I found it hard to really engage with them. They live in a medieval society and a (Human) religious sect has decided their planet is ripe for occupation. One story arc revolves around "the quest", where a callow Kasparian has to deliver the living incarnation of a God to a mythical city in the frozen wastes to the north. Various humans influence his quest, helping and hindering depending on their objective. I'm not a medieval lover at heart - give me good, hard high-tech any day - so this aspect of 'Angel Stations' was somewhat wasted on me.

But the quest is central to the plot and Gibson kept things balanced so it did not swamp the rest of the story.

There were a few 'Hmmm' moments, but for the most part Gibson keeps everything cohesive and ticking along nicely.

The ending ties everything up neatly and suggests a sequel is possible, but I've not seen that and 'Angel Stations' was written a while ago so perhaps it was not forthcoming.

Still, I went from 'Angel Stations' to Against Gravity and enjoyed that equally before hitting the Stealing Light series so if you like hard sci-fi with lots of flawed characters who resist their destiny you'll most likely enjoy 'Angel Stations'.
Wire
Enjoyed the book and characters, not quite a five because it felt like it need some extra rounding to smooth the transition between story lines. A few plot / science weak points, and occasionally too much gore. Looking forward to see how the next book progresses.
Tygolar
Angel Stations is my first Gary Gibson book; what a joy. The quality of the writing was wonderful. The story was masterfully crafted, the plot compelling and the ending most satisfying. Angel Stations is old fashioned conventional Sci-fi at its very best written for the literate reader. Thank-you Mr. Gibson.
Aria
An interesting story line set some time in the future. This book contains quite a large number of characters and jumps from one to the other, seemingly at random, making it difficult to keep the characters and their development separate.
Eng.Men
At first this book seemed disjointed & out of sync with the real universe, but once you get into it. Throughly enjoyed the pieces falling into place, if love a space opera with plots in plots this is it.
Budar
This is supposed to be Gary Gibson's first Sf book. I can only tell that he has got it right the first time and there is no wonder that he has published a number of new ones.

We have here a complex story with aliens, humans and "super humans". They are all doing their own story line to begin with but as the book develops they are more and more mixed together until the ending when they all work in the same scenario. It is very well written with great characters and a lot of high tech involved. Even some border line Fantasy items are included like the ability to talk to the dead and see the future but it all feels right. Classic Space Opera as it should be written.

This is a stand alone story but there are a lot to develop in case he would like to return to this universe. Gary Gibson has a great future if he can keep writing books with this quality.
Windforge
I read the back cover and I was sure this book was about aliens and space. I was wrong. The setting is space, around a planet close to the center of the Galaxy, inhabited by a sentient species of dogs, and its Angel station: an artifact built by a long gone superior race, which allows instant transfer between various points of the Galaxy. This book is about fear, and secrets, and the unknown depths of the human soul, and the courage to go on and face your destiny. Loved it.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Near the end you start to see through the writing to the resolution, but almost the entire story had me questioning what was happening and how the characters interacted. It keep me busy over lunch for about 2 weeks, so I would say it takes a few hours to conclude, but it's well worth it.
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