The Broken God Paperback – 1 Dec 1995
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‘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
From the Back Cover
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
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Top Customer Reviews
Broken God has a mystic-philosophical touch on every page, The weaving of scientific facts with fantasy is almost beleivable, And most importantly its characters belong to different cultures and have different ethnic, social and religious backgrounds. This diversity makes it very rich in social content and introduces reader to terms and words of different languages.
Almost all advanced scientific ideas are touched and used beautifully, I found almost each and every paragraph very thought provoking and full of philosophical wisdom, a strange sense of mystery and exploration kept on driving me to finish it at my earliest. When I was reding it I felt like becoming a part of a greater reality which I had never known.
Hats off for David Zindell.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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
Your own, at that, fresh off the ... well, uncooked at least. This is how The Broken God begins. Danlo the Wild, 2nd to last survivor of his tribe goes through an initiation... Read morePublished on 23 Nov. 2010 by mad_mushroom
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
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