Der Amboss der Sterne

Der Amboss der Sterne Die Erde wurde von Au erirdischen vernichtet und nur dank der Hilfe anderer Aliens konnte ein Teil der Menschheit berleben Von ihren Rettern erhalten die berlebenden den Auftrag diejenigen zu finden

  • Title: Der Amboss der Sterne
  • Author: Greg Bear
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • Die Erde wurde von Au erirdischen vernichtet, und nur dank der Hilfe anderer Aliens konnte ein Teil der Menschheit berleben Von ihren Rettern erhalten die berlebenden den Auftrag, diejenigen zu finden, die f r die Zerst rung ihres Planeten verantwortlich sind An Bord der D mmerungsgleiter macht sich eine Gruppe Menschen auf die Suche Im System Leviathan werden sie schDie Erde wurde von Au erirdischen vernichtet, und nur dank der Hilfe anderer Aliens konnte ein Teil der Menschheit berleben Von ihren Rettern erhalten die berlebenden den Auftrag, diejenigen zu finden, die f r die Zerst rung ihres Planeten verantwortlich sind An Bord der D mmerungsgleiter macht sich eine Gruppe Menschen auf die Suche Im System Leviathan werden sie schlie lich f ndig doch einige der Planeten sind nur Projektionen, andere werden von friedliebenden Spezies bewohnt Ist alles nur eine raffinierte T uschung, um der Rache der Menschheit zu entkommen

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    1. This direct sequel to The Forge of God is as far removed from its predecessor in tone and content as could possibly be. The concept of the 'Law' is fascinating, made more so by the enigmatic nature of the Benefactors. Many questions that are raised throughout the novel are left unanswered and the morality of decisions is open to interpretation. This plays an important part in what makes this novel work on an emotional level.At first, I didn’t quite get Anvil of Stars. The sexual politics, call [...]

    2. So since I think I'm getting fired tomorrow because I can't put up with people's bullshit,(it may or may not be the best thing that ever happens to me), I decided to go to some comfort food and review my favorite book ever: Greg Bear's Anvil of Stars!!! There are spoilers ahead, so please dont read this if you haven't read the first book: The Forge of God. That's the slow and painful story of how Earth gets wiped out by an intelligence that pretends to be benign, but is anything but. This is a s [...]

    3. When I was reading the first quarter of this book, I began to get bored. Reading about the "children" train, slick and simulate was like watching a sloth climb up a tree. The narrative tells a lot of things and nothing at the same time. To make it worse, the dialogues were flat and disjointed. The children sounded like they had too much cold sleep. I was ready to give up and abandon the book, but I thought, "This is a Greg Bear work! Remember Eon? Darwin's Children?" Okay I decided to read a few [...]

    4. unsung classic: This little-appreciated book is Greg Bear's best, in my opinion. Science Fiction it may be, but its themes are as adult and rigorous as any book in any genre. It is also very well written. An air of melancholy and despair - as well as barely suppressed terror - carries right through from start to finish, as befits the situation set up in its predecessor, The Forge of God. Bear does not shirk the philosophical implications of the story he is telling. The humans and aliens caught u [...]

    5. Slow start. Almost abandoned before 50 pages. By 100 was reasonably confident I wasn’t wasting my time.Turns out to be a fresh, original science fiction, and once Bear gets going his storytelling is good, the opening nearly put me to sleep.Good, hard science fiction; good character building; good plot.

    6. The sequel to Forge of God is a remarkably powerful, dark novel. Anvil of Stars is one part space opera revenge tale and one part meditation on violence, social dynamics, and extreme power imbalances.The plot concerns a ship full of young people, assigned to exact punishment on the villains from the first book, aliens simply known as The Killers. Much of the first 2/3rds of Anvil is concerned with exploring this microcosm of human society. Bear sets out dozens of characters, most notably three l [...]

    7. Perhaps less tight in terms of structure than Forge of God, this sequel has at its center a deeply moral conundrum: How far do we take the Law? What does vengeance do to our souls? Vibrant, detailed and believable psycho-sexual social milieu and of course, dizzying hard sci-fi exposition, plus a moving, powerful theme, maybe even more relevant now post-9/11 than it was in 1991. Highly recommended.

    8. "Anvil of Stars" sequel to "The Forge of God" - just the titles alone are enuf to make me wary BUT, that sort of thing is par for the golf course of black holes in SF - so no biggie In other words, the title is so rotten-cheese-ball that many a sensitive literary type might avoid it BUT, I liked this bk. Bear's plots are GRANDIOSE. I vaguely recall reading that he & Greg Egan are 2 of the main 'hard science' SF writers (or maybe that's just what I thought at some point or another) - meaning [...]

    9. This sequel is completely different from The Forge of God. The earth has been destroyed, most of the few survivors have been settled on Mars, and a small group of children/teenagers are sent on a mission of revenge to destroy the makers of the killing machines. I had a hard time getting into the story and found myself starting to skim--never a good sign. About halfway through, it picked up and I liked best the part that dealt with the "Brothers", an alien species that the humans team up with. Th [...]

    10. This book continues where The Forge of God ends off, which is the aftermath of the destruction of most of Earth and its inhabitants.Taken from the destruction by a superior race called the Benefactors a large group of children volunteer to find the race that attacked Earth and destroy them using technology supplied by the Benefactors.The Benefactors have supplied them with a massive ship and guidance in the form of robots that the children call “Moms”. After 5 years flying at near the speed [...]

    11. This blew my mind when I read it, which I did before I read the first one (Forge of God), but it didn't suffer from any lack of context, standing alone perfectly well. I think it's a better book, with a huge concept and deep, dark themes. I suspect Greg Bear had Anvil of Stars in mind as a destination when Forge of God was being written, because the first book is more or less a setup for the much more interesting and horrifying story that follows.I say horrifying, and it is, on multiple levels. [...]

    12. A fantastic, if completely unexpected follow up to "Forge of God." The former was a hard-sci fi look at how the world might end if the Earth were destroyed by killer-probes from outer space. This book follows a group of young survivors who were rescued by a mysterious race of benefactors at the end of "Forge." They are given a technologically advanced space-ship and a mission -- eradicate the race that destroyed Earth."Anvil" becomes a hybrid of "Ender's Game," "Speaker for the Dead" and "Lord o [...]

    13. The Forge of God was incredible. This doesn't necessarily pick up where it left off, but it's the sequel. A very different book from Forge. The science fiction is good, the writing isn't terrible - Bear manages to sustain a fairly consistent and growing atmosphere of tension and uncertainty throughout. The ideas are engaging and the world building is solid. The first half, however, I struggled completely to identify with the characters in any meaningful way. Other things I disliked: that it had [...]

    14. This is the sequel to "The Forge of God". By the end of the first book, earth had been destroyed by alien von Neumann probes while another alien race had saved a small fraction of humans and transplanted them to Mars. They also constructed planet busting dreadnoughts to be sent out to hunt down and destroy the aliens responsible for the destruction of earth.In this book we follow one of these dreadnoughts crewed by human children. The ships are crewed by children because of the length of the mis [...]

    15. Almost nine years after reading Greg Bear’s The Forge of God, I have finally read its sequel, Anvil of Stars. Fortunately, it is not a tightly coupled sequel. In other words, while the plot events are a consequence of what happens in The Forge of God, there is no character continuity – and a reader could plausibly read it as a stand-alone. The Forge of God was a mediocre book, but if you are a fan of Greg Bear’s brand of hard sf, you should read them in order. I will expose no spoilers to [...]

    16. Like the prequel, this book revels in doom and gloom. The characters are children on a trip to enact vengeance for the Earth's destruction. Most of the book is them on their way, fucking (which they call "slicking") and bickering and training on useless weapon-ships which they don't end up using. There's some crazy girl who has religious visions for some reason.The only redeeming part of this book is when the rag-tag team of human kids teams up with some aliens. The creativity that goes into the [...]

    17. I really like The Forge of God so I thought I'd try Anvil of Stars. Mistake! I really didn't think this was very good. It was heavy going and I nearly gave up a couple of times in the first 100 or so pages, but ploughed on in the hope it would get better, but it just seem to plod along. It would have helped if I liked some of the characters, but none of them came out and grabbed me. I really couldn't get any feeling for them. This book is a perfect example of not knowing when enough is enough.

    18. The conclusion to The Forge of God is a completely different book. Narrowly focused upon the children who seek to avenge the destruction of the first book. I struggled to get into the dynamic of this story at first and then it drew me in. And then it hooked me with its fantastic and nuanced conclusion.

    19. Quite a bit less impressive than Forge of God. Bear's exploration of future/alien technology based on real-world science (no warp drives or instant interstellar communication) was intriguing, but the overall plot was much less compelling. An interesting effort, but Bear seems best when he sticks to stories grounded on earth.

    20. Sequel to The Forge of God. Not as good as the first one as it follows a group of survivors from the destruction of earth. Interesting high tech stuff, but lacks the drama of the first one.

    21. "All intelligences responsible for or associated with the manufacture of self-replicating and destructive devices will be destroyed." Started this, put it aside for a while, but couldn't get the premise out of my head so I’m glad to have finished it. This continues on from Bear's very enjoyable "The Forge Of God" ("Independence Day" with a brain) in unexpected and curious directions. We follow a group of volunteer twenty-somethings - merrily coupling without regard for convention - who are tas [...]

    22. This is the continuation of the Forge of God. At the end of that book, the Earth had been destroyed and those that were placed on the ships, watched it disappear. Martin was one of the kids there. The group was able to live between Mars and Venus.Now Martin and a group of kids are traveling on one of the Ships of Law. They are out to find out who destroyed Earth and destroy them. They travel a great distance, learning (ever hear of momerath?), exercising and training for the time when they find [...]

    23. Personally, I didn't find this one as captivating as the first book in the series but it certainly had its moments. I didn't care for the characters as much and I missed the atmosphere of its predecessor. I personally would have preferred for it to start right after the first book ended but after kind of mediocre first half the story really picked up for an exciting second half.As a math and physics student, I really appreciate the detail and accuracy Bear goes for in the physics of space travel [...]

    24. I was disappointed by the ending of the Forge of God but was relieved to discover this, the second book in the series. Bear takes on the current controversy of whether or not we should want to meet cultures from another galaxy and gives a fresh look at what we might find out there (or what might find us). Definitely worth reading.

    25. A good enough book with a very interesting premise starts quite slowly and boring. Too many political elements and didn't explore enough of the interesting parts of the book.

    26. What a sequel! One of Bear's very best. There never was a more compelling reason not to look for alien life and to make sure we hide as best we can.

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