Download Memento Mori fb2

by Shariann Lewitt
Download Memento Mori fb2
Science Fiction
  • Author:
    Shariann Lewitt
  • ISBN:
  • ISBN13:
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Tor Books (April 1, 1997)
  • Pages:
    286 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Science Fiction
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1576 kb
  • ePUB format
    1718 kb
  • DJVU format
    1994 kb
  • Rating:
  • Votes:
  • Formats:
    lrf txt mbr rtf

Memento Mori - Shariann Lewitt. This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this novel are either fictitious or are used fictitiously.

Memento Mori - Shariann Lewitt. Printed in the United States of America.

Shariann Lewitt (born 1954) is an American author, specializing in science fiction. She is currently a lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. First and Final Rites (1984, Ace). White Wing (1985, Tor) with Susan Shwartz (as Gordon Kendall). Angel at Apogee (1987, Ace) (as S. N. Lewitt). Blind Justice (1991, Ace) (as S. Cybernetic Jungle (1992, Ace) (as S. Songs of Chaos (1993, Ace) (as S. Memento Mori (1995, Tor). Interface Masque (1997, Tor).

Read or Download Memento Mori PDF. Best other books. Download e-book for kindle: Warlord by Angela Knight.

by. Lewitt, Shariann. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. org on August 22, 2011. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Used availability for Shariann Lewitt's Memento Mori.

A truly marvelous book. The writing is skillful and stylish, and the science is cutting-edge-you can't really ask for a lot more.

The colony world Reis had been a Mecca of art and culture, its thriving city attracting the foremost artists, philosophers, and scholars.

It's the end of the world as we know i. hat can you make of it but art?" The colony world of Reis was once a prosperous, glittering center of manufacture and trade.

Memento Mori - A Collection of Magickal and Mythological Perspectives On Death, Dying, Mortality & Beyond. The Memento Mori Witch Trilogy. by Julian Vayne and Emily Carding.

Once a glittering center of arts and culture, the colony world of Reis is being ravaged by an unchecked plague. As anarchy, cynicism and suspicion spread, a handful of the planet's young artists struggle to keep hope alive, clashing in a deadly game of wits with the seductive artificial intelligence that has taken control of their world--and their minds.

The writing and characters aren't bad, but almost every premise is silly. The major premise is that an artificial intelligence with DNA computing elements will go through puberty. Snails have DNA too - why doesn't the DNA based computer grow a shell? And it doesn't advance the story - Asimov, Binder, Ryan, Heinlein, etc. all managed robot/computer coming-of-age stories without such stupid gimmicks. The movie Toy Story doesn't make the mistake of claiming that Buzz Lightyear's existential crisis comes because he's made of carbon.

The minor premises are generally bad, too - as an aside, viruses are blamed for a plague, because alien bacteria wouldn't effect people - but that's backwards. Most bacteria can survive without a host - no virus can. etc.

If you're in the mood for a depressing book, you might like this one if you know little of science or technology. Otherwise try something like Blood Music or The Sheep Look Up (they're better written, too).
Memento Mori pays far more attention to character development and philosophy than most recent work in this genre. It approaches the concepts of aesthetics and value without carrying the baggage of the present. Though her characters clearly owe something to goth culture, Ms Lewitt does not indulge the nihilistic posturing that is so popular today; when her characters are only faking she says so, and when they truly want to express the pointlessness of it all, they shut up and kill themselves. (How nihilism can be popular is beyond me -- you can't conform to a nihilist fashion; that's an oxymoron. Goth isn't something that can be bought at the mall.)
Many other issues are woven into the story: the fine line between pleasure and pain, the addictive power of fantasy, the hubris of science, the difficulties of transitioning into adulthood...
This book provides you with much to think about. Some parts may make you uncomfortable. Others may elate you, or even just scare you. But all of it will draw you in, and keep you expecting the unexpected.