Diamond Dogs

Diamond Dogs The planet Golgotha supposedly lifeless resides in a remote star system far from those inhabited by human colonists It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire which has

  • Title: Diamond Dogs
  • Author: Alastair Reynolds Stephen Baxter
  • ISBN: 9781902880266
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • The planet Golgotha supposedly lifeless resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets But nothing will deter Richard Swift from exploring this objThe planet Golgotha supposedly lifeless resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets But nothing will deter Richard Swift from exploring this object of alien origin

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    1. This is Reynolds twist on The Dark Tower. Roland Childe assembles a katet team of mercenaries to investigate an alien Spire on a remote planet.The story begins in Chasm City just before the Melding Plague hits and moves quickly to the Tower where ascending the levels of the spire involves solving increasingly difficult mathematically puzzles. Wrong answers are punishable by the unleashing of devastating traps that slice and dice until the right answer is entered.As imaginative as the slice and d [...]

    2. EXTREMELY similar premise to Algis Budrys' 'Rogue Moon.' (/review/show)As in that story, a mysterious extraterrestrial structure is discovered which seems to be designed to challenge all those who enter it - and failures are destroyed. As in the other story, exceptional contenders are recruited, and 'duplicate' bodies are considered as a possible method of solving the puzzle.The main differences are that this story is not at all sexist, unlike Budrys', and that this piece focuses on telling a go [...]

    3. Also collected in Infinities: The Very Best of British SF Today"A tale of blood and brainpower offers nonstop thrills." - Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine"Excellent." - Chronicle"A startling and ambitious story that anyone who was drawn to the questions raised by Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? will enjoy. Once again, PS Publishing has brought us a tantalizing treat with another dazzler." - SF Site

    4. Diamond Dogs is a really effective novella, for my money. I reread it recently, but I remembered the key points from the first time I’d read it — a twisty story that got under my skin. There’s lots of little references and clues to point you to what the story is going to do, and there’s plenty of worldbuilding and detail to keep you wondering. It helps to know a little bit about the larger universe of Reynolds’ books, just for background… but it’s not necessary.It’s creepy and ps [...]

    5. This hardcover edition of Diamond Dogs is numbered 28 of 400 signed and numbered copies, signed by Alistair Reynolds and the introducer of the book Stephen Baxter.This novella is set in the Inhibitors universe.

    6. Diamond DogsBluntly, I found Diamond Dogs mostly dull and verbose, and mostly predictable. The characters were unsympathetic, except perhaps for Celestine. The last few pages were the best, even verging on poignant.

    7. Sorry Alastair, i like your work but this is predictable, improbable, at least 10 chapters with the same structure, discussing the same things and same mathematical problem solving to do always the same: open the next door. Nothing to taste or participate. Written by Siri or Cortana.

    8. Diamond Dogs is to the Cube movie trilogy as the Iliad is to a hastily-scrawled phrase on a wall in Ancient Troy. If Diamond Dogs were made into a movie, it'd be an instant cult classic.

    9. I don't judge this astounding story by its word count, but by how long it stayed with me. Powerful, compact, with a mystery as deep as time itself, and some unforgettable characters. Diamond dogs indeed.

    10. This short story is set in the Reveleation Space universe and it reminds me a lot of the movie Cube. However, sometimes the people going though the thing become the horror. This was my second reading and I did not remember that it actually got a kind of sad end.

    11. I almost never like short story collections, even by authors I love, but this one was the exception. Perhaps largely because the stories were all set in the same universe and actually fleshed details surrounding his other books.

    12. Disturbing. Fast paced. Enjoyable. Consumable in a day in several sittings. Everything a Sci-Fi Novella should be.

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