The Return of Nathan Brazil

The Return of Nathan Brazil Welcome to the Well World a construct of an ancient defunct race known as the Markovians The Well World acts both as the controller of and the gateway to worlds created by the Markovians at the e

  • Title: The Return of Nathan Brazil
  • Author: Jack L. Chalker
  • ISBN: 9780140068184
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Welcome to the Well World a construct of an ancient defunct race known as the Markovians The Well World acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by the Markovians at the end of their time Humanity is reeling when the Dreel a viral, hive minded species attack the Milky Way and seem ready to take over the galaxy In desperation they go backWelcome to the Well World a construct of an ancient defunct race known as the Markovians The Well World acts both as the controller of and the gateway to 1560 worlds created by the Markovians at the end of their time Humanity is reeling when the Dreel a viral, hive minded species attack the Milky Way and seem ready to take over the galaxy In desperation they go back to the ancient sciences of the defunct race of Markovians which no one really understands.But using science concepts as alien and as powerful as those of the Markovians can have dire consequences, as the humans discover when they inadvertently create a situation which can lead to the destruction of the universe itself.The Well World can help prevent total destruction, but the planet sized computer has itself been damaged and must be repaired before it can be used to save the universe Nathan Brazil can fix the damage, but where is Nathan Brazil It is up to Mavra Chang and Obie the sentient robot to find Brazil before the entire universe is destroyed.The Return of Nathan Brazil is the fourth book set in the Well World universe.

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    1. I came into this reading experience knowing only the cover of this book. It shows a (top-nude) female centaur and a scaly green lizard in a tight-fitting red vest smoking a cigar acting shocked to see what looks like a haggard Robert-Redford circa late-80s type sitting in a chair with divine light glowing from behind him. This scene is definitely in the book, so points there, right off the bat. As this is Vol. 4 in a series there are some serious narrative problems I, a newby to the Well World S [...]

    2. Like another reviewer here on GoodReads, I initially read this series out of order. The title "The Return of Nathan Brazil" grabbed my attention one day in my first year of college. Luckily, all but the last two books in the series can be read independently of the rest. Once I had gobbled up "Return", I quickly tracked down the rest of the five. I've been rereading them ever since.This is one of few examples of an author who can sustain an interesting storyline over five titles. Most lose steam [...]

    3. This was the 1st book I read in Chalker's "Well World" Saga. Even with reading it out of order, I quite enjoyed the book. I thought it was a interesting concept to have a whole world in hexagonal sections where different species-races developed in eco-spheres of their own. Finding out who Nathan is was like watching the mother ship come over Devils Tower in "Close Encounter of the Third Kind" for me. I have read it several times over the years and will again.

    4. Weakest book of the series so far, it rehashes a bunch of events and background info from previous books, and it's all labored setup for what is hopefully a return to action in the next book. Could probably be safely skipped.

    5. The first part of this story; had hoped this would have been a complete story. Ah well, on to the next partGuilty pleasure SF - as expected.

    6. All of the well of souls books explores the strong social problems of our own world in a tale of science fiction. Social injustice, prejudice, close-mindedness - all are some of the common problems that plauge the inhabitants of the strange worlds and cause their problems and lead to the wars between species. Its just like our own world, except instead of different species we have different races or nationalites. Chaulker, like Clarke, explores terrestrial human issues thru extrterrestrial world [...]

    7. I read this at the hotel in Boston and at the airport. In this volume, humanity rediscovers Gil Zinder's theories, and, in trying to fight off a deadly foe, pretty much blows a hole into the space-time continuum. Obie and Mavra need to find Nathan Brazil and make him return to the Well World to try to fix the hole but can it even be fixed, or is this the end of life in the universe as we know it?Not necessarily my favorite, but I'm still really interested by the series.

    8. This book is the first half of a story that end with the Twilight at the Well of Souls book.Most of this book is set off the Well of Souls world and it heralds the return of Nathan Brazil (if you hadn't figured it out). As usual mankind or the book equivalent does something catastrophic it the universe and it needs to be fixed.

    9. This is only half a book and is all frustrating set up for the climax in #5. In addition, the amount of exposition is inexcusable! The are some redeeming qualities: a miniature talking dinosaur, a few good old fashioned science fiction meditations on the human condition and all of the other Well World goodies.

    10. read this series in my late teens and really like the books. The author has a great imagination and gives an answer to how the earth came to be populated and how myths such as unicorns and mermaids came to be. Very entertaining.

    11. I would stop with book #3, the one before this. For me, this is all a bit too much and only serves to continue into the next book, but I was well ready for this one to end before it did and it only leaves you open for the next one like #2 in the series did.

    12. A great read overall. was a little bit disappointed it took so long to get back to the Well world itself however I fell that perhaps the next book could almost have been joined to this. Looking forward to the next one.

    13. Excellent. Chalker told some great stories.The was my first realization that some authors don't track their work well, particularly the serials. All the more strange as only two years had passed since the publication of the previous novel. Well. At least he was consistent in his error here.

    14. I always liked Jack Chalker's science fiction. It is not the space opera kind. The Return of Nathan Brazil was the first well of souls I read and I liked it the best. It kind of fits the information/Google Age well even if it predates it. We are all just a computer program and Nathan Brazil is

    15. This series embodies the struggle for freedom against despotism at the expense of great destruction. The world at the time of its writing was in the same place. Iconoclastic but relevant and entertaining.

    16. I thought I'd enjoy this more. Love the concept of the Dreel. The first book in the series was rather better - this one had an unsatisfying end.

    17. This is a very fine piece of sci -fi work by an author who is new to me. I will look for more of his work. Want to read the rest of tale of the Saga of the Well World story, part 5.

    18. If you love aliens and alien culture in SiFi stories then this series is for you. Great story and characters. Very recommended

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