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by Chris Moriarty


Chris Moriarty has mastered the bleeding edge of the technologically oriented anist genre.

Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Chris Moriarty has mastered the bleeding edge of the technologically oriented anist genre. or unlikable as the case may be, that no matter what their motivation, you can put yourself there, in the novel, and understand it. Excellent for those who enjoyed Neuromancer and other William Gibson novels, but Spin Control is far more interested in purely human drama than simply the alienation themes that Gibson explored.

Chris Moriarty (born 1968) is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She has lived in the . Europe, Mexico and Southeast Asia. Before becoming a science fiction writer, she worked as a horse trainer, ranch hand, tourism industry employee, guide and environmental lawyer. She lives in Ithaca, New York. Moriarty is the author of a trilogy of hard science fiction novels set in a distant future where Earth has undergone ecological collapse

Spin Control is more influenced by complexity theory and its reflections in biological systems, like ants. So far Chris Moriarty has written one more science fiction book, Spin Ghost, which I have not read yet, but will read soon

Spin Control is more influenced by complexity theory and its reflections in biological systems, like ants. The only plot line that I struggled with in both Spin State and in Spin Control was the implication of AI. AI can expand by adding new capacity and can evolve by reprogramming itself. So far Chris Moriarty has written one more science fiction book, Spin Ghost, which I have not read yet, but will read soon. Her most recent books are young adult books (The Inquisitor's Apprentice and The Watcher in the Shadows). As someone who loves Chris Moriarty's edgy hard science fiction books, I am somewhat sad that her life may have moved on to another stage.

This is the third book of Moriarty's "Spin" series, and it was excellent

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). This is the third book of Moriarty's "Spin" series, and it was excellent. If you have not read any of them, the first is called "Spin State" Moriarty has the wonderful ability to write so-called "hard" science fiction, while still creating highly entertaining plots and interesting characters. So many other science fiction authors focus too much on one area, leaving their books feeling somewhat flat.

In this stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed novel Spin State, Chris Moriarty depicts a grim future in which the final frontier may well be extinction

In this stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed novel Spin State, Chris Moriarty depicts a grim future in which the final frontier may well be extinction. For as far-flung planets are terraformed and Earth’s age-old conflicts are contracted out to AIs, humanity is losing the only war that counts: the war for survival. Call Arkady a clone with a conscience. Or call him a traitor. A member of the space-faring Syndicates, Arkady has defected to Israel with a hot commodity: a genetic weapon powerful enough to wipe out humanity.

0 primary works, 3 total works. From a stunning new voice in hard science fiction.

Электронная книга "Spin Control", Chris Moriarty Chris Moriarty was born in 1968 and has lived in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Электронная книга "Spin Control", Chris Moriarty. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Spin Control" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. Chris Moriarty was born in 1968 and has lived in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America.

Spin Control by Chris Moriarty For Ruth Isaacs, Barbara Gotchman, Viola Davis, Nancy Rolnik, Jim Russell, and James Winston Morris

Spin Control by Chris Moriarty For Ruth Isaacs, Barbara Gotchman, Viola Davis, Nancy Rolnik, Jim Russell, and James Winston Morris. Most books-certainly most science fiction novels-only exist because the right teachers came into some child’s life at the right time. For me, you were those teachers. The words thank you seem pretty inadequate, but they’re the only words I have. For Ruth Isaacs, Barbara Gotchman, Viola Davis, Nancy Rolnik, Jim Russell, and James Winston Morris.

The Spin Trilogy Series. Sign me up to get more news about Sci-Fi & Fantasy books. Please make a selection. Award-winning author Chris Moriarty returns to a dazzling cyber-noir far future in this gritty, high-stakes thriller where the only rule is Evolve. or die. The Age of Man is ending. Whoever controls the Drift will chart the future course of human evolution-and no one wants to be left behind in a universe where the price of failure is extinction. When the AI called Cohen ventures into the Drift, he dies-allegedly by his own hand-and his consciousness is scattered across the cosmos.

With "Spin Control" Chris Moriarty has written what can be described as the finest post-cyberpunk space opera novel .

With "Spin Control" Chris Moriarty has written what can be described as the finest post-cyberpunk space opera novel ever written, effortlessly capturing the gritty realism of William Gibson's. In four hundred years, how will humans, post-humans, clones, and AIs coexist? This book explores those issues and throws in a bit of spy thriller, myrmecology, terraforming, complexity theory, Jewish culture, religious politics and much, much more.

In this stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed novel Spin State, Chris Moriarty depicts a grim future in which the final frontier may well be extinction. For as far-flung planets are terraformed and Earth’s age-old conflicts are contracted out to AIs, humanity is losing the only war that counts: the war for survival. Call Arkady a clone with a conscience. Or call him a traitor. A member of the space-faring Syndicates, Arkady has defected to Israel with a hot commodity: a genetic weapon powerful enough to wipe out humanity. But Israel’s not buying it. They’re selling it—and Arkady—to the highest bidder. As the auction heats up, the Artificial Life Emancipation Front sends in Major Catherine Li. Already drummed out of the Peacekeepers for “war crimes,” Li has now literally hooked up with an AI who has lived many lifetimes and shunted through many bodies. And while they each have their own definition of victory, together they have only one chance at survival. . . .
Amis
Spin Control is a fascinating and multi-layered novel, set in a time of emergence and change.

I've returned to Chris Moriarty's books after almost a decade and I find them even better the second time. Authors like Alistair Reynolds (Revelation Space) or Hannu Rajaniemi (The Fractal Prince) have deep academic backgrounds in science and mathematics. Chris Moriarty's writing has equal depth in science and scientific ideas, but in her case it seems to be all research for her books. Her plots do not simply parrot the ideas in the articles and books she reads, but reflect thought and synthesis about the ideas and their implications.

The plot of the previous book, Spin State, mainly revolved around Catherine Li, a Major in the UN Peacekeeping force, and Cohen, an artificial intelligence (AI) whose foundation was a long dead man named Hyacinth Cohen. As Cohen remarks in Spin State, we cannot always choose who we love, and Cohen loves Catherine Li, whose background makes loving her like embracing a porcupine. As they say, however, porcupines do manage to make love and in Spin Control Catherine Li and Cohen are married, although the union of a large scale distributed intelligence and a human is unusual.

Although Catherine Li and Cohen play a part in the plot of Spin Control, the major character is Arkady, who is a post human from the Syndicates, a human offshoot that engineer gene lines of creche raised humanity. The plot is interwoven with flashbacks to a Syndicate expedition to a terraformed planet named Novalis. What is actually found on novalis unfolds throughout the story.

Spin State was heavily leavened by quantum physics. Spin Control is more influenced by complexity theory and its reflections in biological systems, like ants.

The only plot line that I struggled with in both Spin State and in Spin Control was the implication of AI. AI can expand by adding new capacity and can evolve by reprogramming itself. In David Zindel's Neverness the AIs become silicon gods. But in the Spin books, Cohen is constrained. The emergence of full sentience is a complex and rare thing and, somehow, it can't be expanded into a vast intelligence. At least not in these books.

An all powerful "ghost in the machine" would probably create a simplistic plot and this may be the reason that Chris Moriarty has danced around the issue of AI evolution. At one point, Cohen's power is limited and he is unable to control events as I would have expected him to do. But this allows the other human and post human characters to work the issues out.

So far Chris Moriarty has written one more science fiction book, Spin Ghost, which I have not read yet, but will read soon. Her most recent books are young adult books (The Inquisitor's Apprentice and The Watcher in the Shadows). As someone who loves Chris Moriarty's edgy hard science fiction books, I am somewhat sad that her life may have moved on to another stage. The Spin books are remarkable. But then we can't be hard edged forever. Although William Gibson did produce The Peripheral, which is a pretty edge book, later in life. So I will hope for future adult books by Chris Moriarty.
JoldGold
I have to admit afte reading the first book, Spin State, I was a little hesitant about picking up this one. Spin State had a great heroine, some very interesting plot and science ideas, and in general good writing, but sometimes was so thin on details that I couldn't tell where things were happening (it took me a while to realize one major 'location' was actually both an orbital station and the planet below...while shuttles were briefly mentioned the pacing almost magically migrated the character from one to the other as the events unfolded).

But this sequel on the other hand, I loved.

I don't 'agree' with all of the social developments indicated here (I am not an alternative lifestyle individual, for example, but neither do I 'hate' those that are: so my review has no present-day social axe to grind), yet in the context of the book, with the 'genelines', it makes perfect sense and was both fully fleshed out and defended. (Am I being cryptic? Maybe, I don't want to write spoilers. There's an entire overarching survival-of-humanity-in-space story that both explains and even requires differing sociopolicital [generational? genetic? civilizational?] approaches that be in conflict to illuminate the author's ideas.

Yet it's all resting on a seemingly small-scale story of a kind of espionage spy game, the 'defector with a gift' that no one knows whether to trust or not...including the defector himself.

Suffice to say there's good character development, characters from very differing world views and backgrounds in proximity that highlight both their own biases and challenge them (and in the process, through their eyes, some of the reader's assumptions), and a pretty good behind-the-scenes yarn at both the small and the large scale that pulls the carpet out from under your overall plot expectations in the end in a way that I only *thought* I saw coming.

And I also loved the whole sideline discussion of ants and evolution, as I've personally also always been fascinated by although not educated about ants.

Definitely read Spin State first as an introduction, although the plot events in this volume stand alone (in some ways very much so...whatever happened with the condensates??), it will help.

I think the author's third volume is available soon, and I am definitely looking forward to it based on the growth from the first to second volume.

Just for context to compare this opinion against, some of my other favorite SF authors are Alastair Reynolds, Iain M. Banks, the non-brother-Gregories (Benford and Bear), Stephen Baxter, David Brin (there's sure a lot of "B's" there!) G.R.R.M, C.J. Cherryh, Dan Simmons, and (kind of out-there vs. "SF", but loved nonetheless) Tim Powers and China Mieville.
Spin Control (The Spin Trilogy) ebook
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Chris Moriarty
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