‘In The Broken God Zindell’s combination of adventure, metaphysics and intellectual debate works marvellously, leaving you ready for more’
‘SF as it ought to be: challenging, imaginative, thought-provoking and well-written. Zindell has placed himself at the forefront of literary SF’
Times Literary Supplement
Book One of David Zindell’s new epic trilogy is set in Neverness, legendary City of Light, where inner space and outer-space meet … where
THE GOD PROGRAM IS UP AND RUNNING.
Into its maze of colour-coded streets of ice a wild boy stumbles, starving, frostbitten and grieving, a spear in his hand: Danlo the Wild, a messenger from the deep past of man. Brought up far from Neverness by the Alaloi people, neanderthal cave-dwellers, Danlo alone of his tribe has survived a plague – because he is not, as he thought, a misshapen neanderthal, but human, with immunity engineered into his genes. He learns that the disease was created by the sinister Architects of the Universal Cybernetic Church. The Architects possess a cure which can save other Alaloi tribes. But the Architects have migrated to the region of space known as the Vild, and there they are killing stars.
All of civilization has converged on Neverness through the manifold of space travel. Beyond Science, beyond decadence, sects and disciplines multiply there. Danlo, his mind shaped by primitive man, brings to Neverness a single long-lost memory that will challenge them all.
“In 'The Broken God' Zindell’s combination of adventure, metaphysics and intellectual debate works marvellously, leaving you ready for more.”
“SF as it ought to be: challenging, imaginative, thought-provoking and well-written. Zindell has placed himself at the forefront of literary SF.”
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
First Volume in the Requiem for Homo Sapiens trilogy, which deserves to stand on the same shelf as Frank Herbert's Dune Sequence. Sequel to the classic SF tale Neverness. Read morePublished on 25 Jun. 2013 by Denis Bridoux
After reading the praise offered by the later reviewers of this book, I was persuaded to give it a try. Read morePublished on 20 Oct. 2003 by Stuart Robertson
English is not my first language but still I somehow managed to lift a book this much thick from the rack and after reading synopsis on its backcover immediately decide to buy it. Read morePublished on 20 Nov. 2002 by "amnagi"
Interesting, literate, exciting - all adjectives not applicable for this book. It is easily the most tedious, long-winded, pretentious 800 pages I've forced myself to go... Read morePublished on 27 July 2001