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5.0 out of 5 stars Great thought-provoking Sci-Fi, 12 Dec 2000
This review is from: War in Heaven (Requiem for Homo Sapiens) (Paperback)
War in Heaven continues the Adventures of Danlo wi Soli Ringess. This is Space-opera at its best. The book is choke-full of great ideas, characters that feel real and depth unusual in most of space-opera.
If you're looking for a great, enthralling read that will take you away and at the same time make you think, provoke thoughts and reactions, that is a book for you. David Zindell explores many themes, from the evolution of technology to spirituality (of which he writes well and profusely) to personal choices and evolutions. The characters evolve from book to book, not always for good but they remain interesting and sometimes even fascinating. Only Danlo sometimes seems too nice for his own good but still, he is not alone in here. The bad guys are bad but still they have personal justifications that you can't ignore. The world is fascinating wiith a mix of technological wonders, ancient beliefs and ever-present spirituality ; it feels realistic and still manages to not resemble any other Sci-Fi world too closely.
I would definitely recommend War in Heaven to anyone with an interest in deep, thought-provoking Sci-Fi.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poignant and Uplifting, 25 Jun 2013
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This review is from: War in Heaven (Kindle Edition)
Third 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. Tragic, poignant and uplifting tale about the painful art of becoming fully human.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent finale to series marred by poor ending, 12 Jan 2003
This review is from: War in Heaven (Requiem for Homo Sapiens) (Paperback)
I read this book with great anticipation and was not disappointed. The writing and the imaginary worlds continue to enthrall and the plot is again excellent and plausible with many twists but as always it is Zindell's descriptive powers which continue to entertain and enthrall all the way through this book until the ending--where, after such a great story which was written to be totally believable in the context of the universe in which it was set and with the main characters having human flaws as well (adding to the empathy for them)--Danlo was suddenly described to become a superman like character. This totally disappointed me and was out-of-touch with the rest of the book. Still the rest of the novel was so good that it still gets 4 stars
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War in Heaven (Requiem for Homo Sapiens) by David Zindell (Paperback - 7 Jan 2010)
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