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This 25th anniversary edition of Kevin J Anderson s debut novel will be released in Canada by ECW Press in May 2014 Remarkably, it is still a timely read, with zombie like Servants resurrected from human corpses to perform menial tasks and free the populace to play on the Net or pursue the creative arts The novel delves into issues of the afterlife and questions of identity and purpose, as any potential for utopia in this fantasy world is flawed by an underground movement of discontent and a str [...]
Ich hatte Anfang dieses Jahres angek ndigt, dass ich eine Kooperation mit dem Papierverzierer Verlag eingegangen bin Mittlerweile habe ich das erste Buch gelesen, das mir der Verlag zur Verf gung gestellt hat Resurrection Inc von Kevin J Anderson.Der Autor selbst ist im Phantastik bzw SF Bereich schon lange kein Unbekannter mehr Wenn ihr die Dune Reihe kennt, werdet ihr auch schon von ihm geh rt bzw gelesen haben Der Autor hat aber auch diverse Star Wars und Akte X Romane ver ffentlicht und ich [...]
Fazit Ich habe von dem Buch was ganz anderes erwartet Nichts schlechtes nur anders eben Aber es war so viel mehr Es war berraschend und besonders bei Nathan kann ich nicht erahnen, was er als n chstes macht Und es war einfach nach kurzer Zeit schon au erordentlich spannend Ein sehr sch nes Buch.Bewertung Dieses Buch ist wirklich spannend Die Idee finde ich auch sehr gut Es geht darum, dass aus toten K rpern, die nicht zu sehr gesch digt worden sind, Diener gemacht werden Dadurch verlieren sie ih [...]
In the book Resurrection Inc by Kevin J Anderson, the megalomanic CEO Francois Nathans has amassed riches by turning dead people into robotic Servants While his goal was to free humanity from low labor, this has destabilized society as many blue collar workers lost their jobs and their goals in life, and the mighty Enforcer Guild is charged with keeping peace through strength In this dystopian world, the Servant Danal suddenly remembers parts of his former life.The main plot of this book did not [...]
Anderson s first novel from 1988 imagines a future world where lifeless bodies are brought back without any memory or personality to create a new economy of cheap labor servants Except, Danal, murdered by a popular cult, does begin to remember This changes everything This is not only a great debut novel from a New York Times Bestselling author that explores the morality and cultural effect of raising the dead , but there are also multiple references to the 1980 s Rush album Grace Under Pressure [...]
I enjoyed Resurrection Inc for the sheer uniqueness of the book Typically Sci Fi can get cliche, but this book explored some interesting questions concerning the human mind and the capacity we have to use and abuse one another Best of all, it explores the concept of raising the dead without recourse to zombies and other macabre results The characters are interesting, the plot is well thought out, and the book is a good read on a rainy day.
Thank you, first reads program I m usually not at all into anything with a Sci Fi feel, but I really liked this Obviously I d recommend it to fans of Sci Fi, but even if that s not your usual taste give this one a try
I really enjoyed this near future tale where corpses are reanimated by microprocessors as servants , a cost effective labor solution than building humanoid robots or androids This is the first book by Kevin J Anderson, who went on to write many books in the Dune and Star Wars series.Chapters are told from the perspective of several people, and through each hints are given about the society and religion of this future The perspective of the main character comes in later, as he is revived to beco [...]
In the future the Enforcers Guild protects the people Resurrection Inc brings the dead back as Servants mindless reanimated bodies that are controlled by computer chips in the brain Neo Satanism was the predominant religion of the masses With the creation of the servants many common jobs are done by the dead, leaving a huge number of people out of work However, when Danal, a victim of Neo Satanism, awakens in a servant body with his memories and personality from before his death, everything will [...]
Man sollte meinen, ich h tte schon genug Dystopien gelesen und so langsam sollte sich mal ein S ttigungsgef hl einstellen, aber dann kommt wieder ein Roman um die Ecke, der mich fesselt So geschehen mit Resurrection Inc von Kevin J Anderson.Besonders gefallen hat mir die Einbeziehung der Religion in das Weltbild und wie sie von Francois Nathans, Gr nder der Resurrection Inc ad absurdum gef hrt wird Nicht nur macht er ein Leben nach dem Tod zur Realit t, sondern gr ndet auch noch seine eigene Rel [...]
I can t recall where I heard about this book maybe another review or on a list of books coming out, but I was not disappointed with this book.The detail put into developing not only the story at the point the reader picks up, but also the back story of Resurrection, Inc, the neo Satanists, and the servants is impressive While the story progresses quickly, you re not rushed through events, and yet it doesn t drag when revealing the back story.The characters all have depth and those gray areas whi [...]
Si un jour vous trouver ce livre, le prenez dans vos mains et lisez la jaquette arri re, il risque de vous arriver la m me chose que moi Vous allez vous inventer une histoire de fou dans votre t te, vous allez avoir des grosses attente et vous risquez de finir d u.D u car le potentiel de ce livre est vraiment incroyable, en plus d tre tr s original L id e d une compagnie qui r cup re les corps des morts pour en faire des zombies esclave disponible dans toutes les maison laissait pr sager une his [...]
This was a really good story a soiid science fiction based on a biological technology It covers all the right aspects of the technology its abuses, and side effects, how it can go wrong and how it can corrupt It made me think about what it means to be human and what death is All that, and the action is continuous, with a complex plot and characters to root for and against The book was written 25 years ago, so an interesting perk is the treatment of the internet it s different in the world of Res [...]
2.5 stars This one was a bit of a slog Clever idea and serviceable writing but after a while I was jumping over whole paragraphs to find out what happens in the end which turned out to be a bit of a let down, to be honest Everything felt slightly too telegraphed A few surprises but mostly you can guess where everything is going and a lot of it felt a bit pointless This was purchased as a part of the halloween story bundle which I m adding a link to because I think it s a fantastic idea that peo [...]
I liked a lot of the social issues that the book brought up in the first half about the possibility of resurrecting the dead in the first place, having robots or in this case servants take over menial jobs to allow humans time to think, and the abuse o power by religious establishments The second half of the book however, while having a few good parts, is not as well development The plot becomes character focused but the characters and plot themselves seem ill thought out and a little shaky It [...]
In some twisted future, undamaged bodies are re animated to serve as servants who are controlled by command words Never mind that there are many alive people shuffling through the streets out of work They are called the blues or people not educated enough to get a technical job Resurrection INC run by a corrupt neo Satanist virtually controls the society However, some of the servants regain their memories from when they lived throwing a wrench in the plans of the neo Satanists What a strange soc [...]
Anderson s first novel considers a simple question and carries the answer to its logical conclusion Strong voices and narrative.The author s experience as a technical writer is evident throughout Sentences are well constructed crisp, lean, taut.Though his style may strike some as terse, he just doesn t waste words Good pacing, good suspense Enjoyable debut.Choice quote Fame and notoriety are the most useless forms of success mankind has yet invented Francois Nathans
This was a very strange experience for me I have never really been all that interested in zombies or the reanimation of the deceased within the Sci Fi genre I just never took to this novel, maybe my lack of interest in the subject played a major part in that The characters were fine, the idea was fine and the plot development ran at a decent pace too I just found myself bored throughout Maybe I will revisit it at another time.
This book has an interesting premise the dead have no rights, and therefore their bodies are reanimated and used for free slave labor I also love the dark humor of the men who create the Neo Satanist religion, figuring that anyone stupid enough to fall for it deserves what they get However, it is easy to tell this is a first novel It isn t a smooth read and lacks polish.
Got this as a part of a book bundle which I was very leery of I m ridiculously picky when it comes to books and I was so worried about getting a bunch of trash and I ended up with several really good reads This was one of them.A little predictable and it does drag on, but it is a very interesting concept.
Really enjoyed this I didn t instantly like the main character I had to get to know him first Once I did, I liked him and wanted him to succeed The bad guys are REALLY bad, the good guys are atypical but you feel for them Really great story and the Rush references sprinkled about kept me smiling Way to go, KJA
I read this book for the first time when I was in middle school back in 1992 It made such an impression on me that I have looked for it several times since It was always out of print I was excited to finally stumble upon it on one day Anderson s vision of the future was surprisingly accurate in many ways and the themes of the book really hold up.
It s an interesting premise, using electronic controls to reanimate dead bodies as servants And they re not zombies, they re just animated bodies But overall, it s just not engaging my interest I m not interested in the protagonist, and just don t care what happens next I got about a third through it, but I need to move on.
Sci fi taking place on a futuristic Earth, and in the San Francisco Bay Area as well A company called Resurrection, Inc has discovered a way to bring dead bodies back to life without memories of their former lives, and use them as Servants The plot gets tangled with the introduction of a neo satanic cult, power crazed businessmen, and a murder victim who remembers his killer.
Short enough to grip you in one sitting, this title didn t let me put itself down.The premise a futuristic society where a private organisation animates corpses to become servants Throw in a fanatical, fake religion, a tale of torn love, an obsession with death and flawed resurrection processes that allow the dead to regain their lost memories and you have a superbly spun story indeed.
I think it had a lot of potential to be something great, but fell short for lack of the author s clear attempt at any specific philosophy Still an entertaining read and new moral dilemmas to ponder
I found this an original take on the zombie type concept popular in horror although I d class it as sci fi rather than horror A good read, kept me hooked and interested I did find it rather predicable in places, though.
Thanks to the ebook revolution I m catching up on Kevin s back catalogue, and it was fascinating delving into his first published novella This is the Cimmerian side of an author glimpsed all to seldom in the ensuing decades Creepy and compelling.
What a great read Creepy at best, the story line was artfully written Plot twists were not predictable at all I was hooked until the very end Love the surprises 5 stars because I was able to predict nothing