Macroscope [Piers Anthony] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of Piers Anthony’s most loved works! A great interwoven exciting story . A “hard SF” novel by Piers Anthony, who usually writes fantasy, in which mathematics forms a basis of communication between humans and intelligent aliens. Macroscope by Piers Anthony – book cover, description, publication history.

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Blah, blah, blah, the last word is Spanish, the first one is Finnish, blah, blah, what’s the “I”? Will try to read it again soon and see what it’s like athony. By searching to know too much, man could destroy the very essence of his mind.

There was something here very much worth encountering in that been-there-done-that-science-fiction-merit-badge sort of way. Jul 01, SraPanadera rated it qnthony not like it. The race is now in societal decline, and the implications are worrying. Books by Piers Anthony. Additioanlly, through every introduction to the stories in Alien PlotAnthony draws his ax in ire toward the editors who originally rejected his stories annthony even when they accept his stories, he finds a anthnoy grind his ax and denounce their profession; five examples, thus: Written in circahardly any of it seems dated even today, if you discount some fairly recent events such as our discovery of exo-planet [Summary review]: From a general summary of Macroscope, you might get the impression that Piers Anthony took the “throw everything in but the kitchen sink” approach.

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Macrosco;e would be wrong. They detach the macroscope from the station and fly off with it while United Nations ships give chase. All well and good, but jebelas I recently discovered, also means “mountain” in Arabic, a rather less exotic language than Old Moorish.


I’ve read at least 10 of Anthony’s books. And overall Anthony does not quite pull all his grand gestures together successfully. A mixture of languages! Jebelshe says, means “mountain” in Old Moorish, so they’re on Tarik’s Mountain. It impressively weaves a tapestry from such diverse threads as music, mathematics, classic American literature, philosophy, psychology, and sheer imagination, just to name a few.

It is, however, chalk full of Anthony at the top of his brilliant, mind-blowing best. It was plain for all to see, unfortunately, that the book didn’t remotely come close to achieving any of these. This novel takes us across the breathtaking ranges of space as well as through the most touching places in the human heart. With Ivo somehow able to circumvent the Destroyer, he is thereby also able to extract data from the torrent available.

Piers Anthony was born in August,in Oxford, England. Highly popular because of his science fiction and fantasy works, Anthony is also known for the Jason Striker series and martial arts novels co-written with Roberto Fuentes. If this had been the first book by Piers Anthony I had read, I would never pick up another of his books. Macroscope was first published in and in some respects reflects the idealistic values of that time.

It deals with the idea, remarkable for its time,that even though we cannot go physically interstellar, we can get an Lists with This Book. Macroscope is a case of the latter two ways. Anthony’s characterization of these geniuses is very well done, and gives great insight into the thought processes and emotional characteristics of these exceptional people.


Aug 10, Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves: The only aspect which draws me to the novel, which is very little compelled to all that repels me, is the source of the information streaming through the macroscope and the source and reason for the Destroyer.

People are terraforming moons, making epic instantaneous space journeys, and mastering new physics. Sure, far into the work there’s this hokey aura leftover from that beginning conspiracy story. Will t I liked the style of writing of this book as well as the characters.


Still not great though and the writing is rough. Enter Ivo, a young man who had been part of an experiment to create ultrasmart humans. I think we all have those books that we absolutely love that just never seem to get the attention that we are feel deep down in our giblets they deserve.

Want to Read saving…. One book I don’t see mentioned – Macroscope by Piers Anthony, published the early s. The repeating theme of the zodiac having a real effect, aka, astrology, is just stupid. The macroscope has been built into a solar-orbiting space station where scientists visit poers book time on the device. Anthony makes his home in Tampa, Florida. My classmates and I played far too much of this during class. There are parts that I enjoy in this book: A grand, epic masterpiece.