The Bones of Time

The Bones of Time The preserved bones of the great Hawaiian king Kamehameha have survived in hiding into the twenty first century and are the key to many secrets For the young mathematician Cen they are the key to

  • Title: The Bones of Time
  • Author: Kathleen Ann Goonan
  • ISBN: 9780812557466
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The preserved bones of the great Hawaiian king, Kamehameha, have survived in hiding into the twenty first century and are the key to many secrets For the young mathematician, Cen, they are the key to travel in time and between alternate universes For the native Hawaiian Resistance movement, they are a symbol of independence but also the source of genetic material from whThe preserved bones of the great Hawaiian king, Kamehameha, have survived in hiding into the twenty first century and are the key to many secrets For the young mathematician, Cen, they are the key to travel in time and between alternate universes For the native Hawaiian Resistance movement, they are a symbol of independence but also the source of genetic material from which the great king may be cloned and rise again Cen s mathematics and Akamu, the boy who might be king, become hidden treasures in the most amazing plot in contemporary SF.

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    1. Meh. The book is OK, but one thing I struggled with is that the science is butchered so badly. At some point we have one of the characters (in an infodump) exclaiming that "Solving this math problem is non-computational. Godel proved it so. No computer could possibly solve it! Not even our AI. Only a human can solve this!" In one paragraph, this betrays a misunderstanding of Godel's incompleteness theorem, of artificial intelligence, and of the nature of human intelligence. Sigh. I know I should [...]

    2. I blame the Coode Street podcast for my addition to the this author. They raved about the Nanotech quartet and they motivated me to find the first book Queen City Jazz. I loved it and now I am reading the writers work. I will review Nanotech quartet when I have completed it. But since this is a single book, I will review it now. I will begin with accessibility and presentation. The cover is great but the font is small. I had to get a second hand copy. So, I imagine that this book is out of print [...]

    3. It's so annoying when you realise after the first chapter that you've already a book some 15 years earlier when it first came out in paperback and that you needn't have spent out your hard earned cash on a tatty second hand copy, when it's likely a pristine copy is sat in a box in your parents loft!!Anyway I started so I finished (again!) and this time I'm a little wiser and a lot older.The story is still very engaging and well written, the concepts offered up still stand because Kathleen is a g [...]

    4. Three and a half stars. It was an easier, more accessible read than Queen City Jazz, but there were some structural similarities.This feels like one of those books for which my opinion might change later; I'll have to see what persists and what fades over time.

    5. A not bad story of a mathematician (yay!) who is studying the possibility of time travel and multiple worlds. He keeps having strange experiences with the last hawaiian princess from long ago, our does he just imagine them?3.5 stars, with extra credit for tieing in lots of Hawaiian culture.

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