- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1310 KB
- Print Length: 218 pages
- Publisher: Gateway (29 Sept. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005LB9B62
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #651,917 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Rest easy big man.
Mack Tavernor, retired Army Colonel turned engineer, has settled on the planet Mnemosyne, ‘The Poet’s Planet’ which boasts an orbital shell composed of fragments of a long-destroyed moon.
He discovers that the military have chosen to use Mnemosyne as the Central Control for War Operations when his house is destroyed to make way for a military headquarters.
Suspicious of the military’s true intentions he joins the rebelling artists who are hiding out in forests outside the city.
Later, hearing that his girlfriend Lissa, is planning to marry one of the military leaders, he returns to persuade her to change her mind, but is captured. Realising that it is only a matter of time before he betrays the other rebels he engineers his own killing whilst being interrogated.
Death, however, is not the end, for Tavernor finds himself reborn as an Egon.
Egons are particles of life-essence which connect to every life-form at conception and are p basically – a copy or back-up of the life-experiences of the organism. At the moment of death, the Egon returns to the Mother mass which surrounds every life-bearing planet and whose influence is responsible for flashes of creative or scientific brilliance.
Although oddly structured, it’s a well-characterised work, with quite a few of what Shaw used to call his ‘wee thinky bits’, such as the telepathic batlike creatures which Tavernor employs to great effect in one of his guerrilla attacks on the occupying military.Read more ›
In summary, as with most of Shaw's works, a book full of fantastic ideas and an interesting main character. Good entertainment and an easy read.