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  • Title: Lady of Mazes
  • Author: Karl Schroeder
  • ISBN: 9780765350787
  • Page: 133
  • Format: Paperback
  • Karl Schroeder is one of the new stars of hard SF His novels, Ventus and Permanence, have established him as a new force in the field Now he extends his reach into Larry Niven territory, returning to the same distant future in which Ventus was set, but employing a broader canvas Lady of Mazes is the story of Teven Coronal, a ringworld with a huge multiplicity of human cKarl Schroeder is one of the new stars of hard SF His novels, Ventus and Permanence, have established him as a new force in the field Now he extends his reach into Larry Niven territory, returning to the same distant future in which Ventus was set, but employing a broader canvas Lady of Mazes is the story of Teven Coronal, a ringworld with a huge multiplicity of human civilizations It s the story of what happens when the delicate balance of coexisting worlds is completely destroyed, when the fabric of reality itself is torn Brilliant but troubled Livia Kodaly is Teven s only hope against invaders both human and superhuman who threaten the fragile ecologies and human diversity Filled with action, ideas, and intellectual energy, Lady of Mazes is the hard SF novel of the year.
    Lady of Mazes Karl Schroeder is one of the new stars of hard SF His novels Ventus and Permanence have established him as a new force in the field Now he extends his reach into Larry Niven territory returning to

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    1. Huge ideas drive this book Action and character much less so, however, and appear sometimes only incidentally.But the ideas are vast and mind boggling, and come fast enough to keep any reader wondering if they really know what Karl Schroeder is trying to say, so despite flaws it s still recommended to read.Why was I disappointed I read the back cover and found out that this book takes place on a Ringworld Sounds cool, I thought, and I went into the book bringing my version of reality with me Big [...]

    2. It s rare that a prequel is not only better than the original, but also completely stands alone to the point you don t need to have read the other book Lady of Mazes is one such book Although set in the universe of Ventus and hundreds of years before, although the antagonist to use the word loosely is the same, the main characters and setting are completely different.Livia Kodalay s world, hidden from the rest of humanity to chart its own path, has been invaded and everything she knows is being [...]

    3. What a richly inventive novel this is Lady of Mazes is most of all about ideas, the concepts coming quickly and piled on top of each other To describe the plot is really to do the novel an injustice Well, if I must, I d say it s a kind of travel narrative in a far future solar system, where virtual reality plays a central role The protagonist, Livia, sees terrible things happen to her home and world, so sets off to address them.Where does she go Livia travels between ringworlds By flung house.I [...]

    4. I m debating on whether to give this book 2 or 3 stars Normally I d plow through something this short and accessibly written in a day or two, but I kept finding myself putting this book down to do something else.I had several issues, but foremost was the fact that for a novel that was billed as hard sf on the cover it was remarkably short on science and incredibly long on buzzwords and tropes You could replace the Artificial Intelligences with Gods or Demons, the manifolds and narratives with as [...]

    5. Schroeder is a fairly recent discovery for me Why is it that I tend to love Canadian SF authors Do I have some sort of deep seated genetic affinity I haven t read everything by him yet, but I ve liked everything I ve read so far Lady of Mazes is admittedly not my favorite selection by him so far, but I still quite liked it It reminded me of Elizabeth Bear s Jacob s Ladder books but better.It took a while for me to get into it The multi layered virtual reality these characters live in is challeng [...]

    6. A fantastic merging of hard sci fi and and space opera The scale is similar to The Eclipse series, Rendezvous with Rama, or an Iain Banks novel The ideas are terrific This is essentially a philosophical thought experiment on the implications of important ideas from computer science today in augmented reality and artificial intelligence It covers in an accessible way topics like redirected walking, nanotechnology, emergent systems, embodied intelligence, and the socio political analogues of digit [...]

    7. The following review ran in Strange Horizons Lady of Mazes by Karl SchroederReviewed by Ursula Pflug 27 March 2006 Nanotech, for those few who might have missed it, is a rapidly developing technology which could make it possible to create absolutely anything by manipulating matter on the molecular level with the help of robotic assemblers, or nanobots, so small as to be invisible Nanotech is often touted as, of course, prior technologies have been as well as potentially bringing a final end to a [...]

    8. Hay un detalle en Facebook que hace que la gente se sienta poderosa Cuando no queremos saber nada mas de alguien, simplemente lo borramos Ese poder hace creer a muchos que esa persona en realidad desaparece El poder sobre la vida y la muertertual, a la distancia de un click Como si con eso anularamos una existencia solo por el hecho de que no encaja con nosotros En cierto sentido lo apartamos de nuestro mundo, aunque el siga vivito y coleando por alli.Ahora imaginense que eso se traslada a todo [...]

    9. This is a really cool book that explores what societies built around virtual reality might evolve into When you finally get used to the one society and how it works and all the lingo, like animas and manifolds and tech locks, etc , then you re on another planet which has an even advanced version of this virtual reality It s awesome Interestingly, transhumanism was deemed off limits, but Jupiter s culture is starting to explore the idea So I loved the ideas, but I just couldn t stay immersed in [...]

    10. I thought of Diaspora when I began reading this book, and whether I liked or not the thought kept popping up, drawing parallels despite the obvious differences I found it rather ironic that the humans inhabiting a world claiming that all science was done , finished, were closer to our present selves than any of the Konishi citizens, still working away in the truth mines It seems hard to believe that the anecliptics interventions would have made all such changes impossible even acknowledging that [...]

    11. This book begins with a good character and huge ideas Livia Kodaly is an extremely social young woman with a deep connection to home except home is a virtual reality and her social group is an always on group of AI that behave exactly like and can be replaced by her closest friends and family The narrative takes you on an insanely epic, thought provoking ride that feels like traveling through concepts and universes that are astounding in their imagination and exciting in their thorough and compe [...]

    12. A book to make you think I enjoyed the absence of infodumps, and the gradual introductions of technologies and viewpoints The plot zips along sometimes a little too smoothly perhaps , but the core ideas underlying the novel are great, addressing interesting philosophical questions without getting lost in them Hidden gem.

    13. Really good, really fascinating yet I can t love a book that took 100 pages to become comprehensible Hard sci fi Slow to come into focus, slow to gather around what it s about Some fine images and moments, some dreary and turgid ones I suspect if it was ten percent comprehensible, it would be half as interesting.

    14. Livia Kodaly lives on a ringworld called Teven Coronal somewhere in the vicinity of Jupiter and, like everybody else on Teven, neither knows nor cares about the wider solar system This all changes when outsiders come into her world in preparation for an invasion that could change the face of the entire solar system.This book is a prequel to Ventus, although there is almost no overlap between them, this showing the birth of the rogue AI 3340 that was the focus of Ventus The book aims, like its pr [...]

    15. I don t really know what to think about this one On the one hand, it s an example of that rarer breed of sci fi novels that genuinely engages serious philosophical issues in a groundbreaking way.The world of Lady of Mazes is one in which technology has advanced to the point that it enables a kind of fractured postmodern world in which people with different values and interests can inhabit the same spaces but experience radically different versions of reality, where even the apparent laws of phys [...]

    16. Reread This came out in 2005, and I described it then as The Future as Livejournal If I d been hipper I would have said Friendster younger, Facebook Pick your social network, the principle still applies The people of Teven Coronal can filter their realities select friends and family and scenery and technology, and live the lives that they choose Then evil invaders start knocking down the walls.The Archipelago, the civilization beyond Teven s horizons, has picked up a bit resonance in the past s [...]

    17. Livia Kodaly lives in a ring world on the edge of the solar system in a far future in which reality consists of a virtual reality that is superimposed on the physical world The physics are a little sketchy, but that s beside the point the conceit takes the notion that for each of us, our sense of reality is socially and culturally constructed, and makes it true on the level of the senses, not just on the level of mind Livia s world comes under attack by a force that wants everyone to share the s [...]

    18. I really enjoyed this book The story starts off on the vast ringworld of Teven Coronal located in the Lethe Nebula, an enigmatic region of space beyond Jupiter We meet the Hero of the story Livia Kodaly, a young musician and singer of Westerhaven Westerhaven ia a manifold each manifold has a culture unto itself, with a unique history, mythology and technology The manifolds are enabled by programmable matter and neural implants that give access to the virtual realities of ins cape, where human mi [...]

    19. 2018 Reread notes Very good book, but hard to follow at times, and the characters aren t very convincing except when they are But the sfnal ideas are very, very cool Ideas 4.5 stars, characters flow 3 stars Overall 3.7 stars.2006 Booklog notes B A Good far future speculation Gets a bit incoherent at the end, and starts out slow I didn t really get interested until the group from Teven Coronal got out to the Archipelago.kschroeder my books la Lady of Mazes is a tour de force of far future science [...]

    20. Amazing what you can get read while you wait for an airplane.I guess I ve read too much of the great hard AI soft AI argument to be surprised by much, as the great secret that the protagonists couldn t see for much of the book was clearly a Chinese Room from the moment it was introduced They were so oblivious to the obvious nature of the Chinese Room that I basically assumed that they all knew what it was too and just weren t bringing it up It would also be a bit disingenuous to complain about a [...]

    21. It took me a while to get into this book, mostly because I only had a few minutes each day that I could devote to reading, so it was difficult to understand what was going on just because I would forget what had gone before But the central concept of the book was very interesting, and unlike a lot of SF concept books, the writing was done well enough, avoiding most of the stilted prose and long explications on the technology that some ideas SF falls into The central idea is that humanity has tak [...]

    22. This was just a good, fun sci fi adventure The characters are interesting if some left two dimensional , the plot engaging, the sci fi elements thought provoking For me the interesting thing was that logically, and if I d been in the situation, I would probably have behaved much like Aaron, voting for a transcendence of humanity rather than perseverance of the tech locks Yet, because the story is told from Livia s POV and her experience and the knowledge she collects through the story is known t [...]

    23. I could not put this book down After reading the Virga books or at least two of the three, and the library put me on a waiting list for the third I needed Karl Schroeder, so I picked this one up.That was an excellent decision Lady of Mazes is as captivating as the Virga books, but take place in an entirely different world And because that s the way Schroeder does things, this world is as detailed and realistic as Virga And the adventure is just as thrilling In an odd note that s bound to happen [...]

    24. Un libro bastante complejo, tanto en la historia como en el lenguaje Supongo que esto se debe principalmente al g nero literario al cual pertenece, ya que el autor, adem s de crear un mundo totalmente nuevo y futurista, tambi n se encarga de crear nuevas palabras, asi como nuevos significados para estas.Acerca de la historia debo confesar, que la primera mitad es bastante tediosa y a n creo que hubo muchas cosas innecesarias que no aportaban nada al desarrollo de la trama, pero por suerte ya en [...]

    25. High concept far future SF This is a standalone story set in the same universe as his first 2 novels Ventus amazing and Permanence pretty good The setting is an artificial ring world where societies are arranged according to AI mediated worldviews, where members see only what they agree to see and anything else can be filtered out of their vision This story concerns what happens to these societies when a powerful outside entity invades and forces them to experience existence from a different per [...]

    26. Three stars because it was so dense that I had to keep rereading sections and even at the end I didn t feel like I had a really good grasp on some parts of the world and the characters It might go up to four stars upon reread, though, because it really was a fascinating book about how technology creates reality Schroeder seems to be arguing that while there _is_ an objective reality, nobody can possibly experience it, because both technology and biology shape our perceptions So what does that me [...]

    27. Lady of Mazes is in some ways a trial run of the Virga books in my opinion Thematically, it touches on the same ideas of a technological plateau, emergent systems, and technology s effect on the kind of life humans can live This isn t necessarily a bad thing, in Virga we never see what life outside of Candesce s tech cancelling field looks like and this book does exactly that My one disappointment is that the characters are somewhat weaker Livia is no Venera Fanning, that s for sure Despite what [...]

    28. Midpoint review as I m not sure I ll make it to the end I like the ideas and the subject matter first SF author I ve read who is tackling current reality or VR, or AR , and I appreciate the issues he is trying to raise what is real anyway But I think he bit off than he could chew he fudges over the science mechanics and many of the concepts, inserts clunky paragraphs in places to explain what s going on, doesn t really develop the plot or characters Every time I think of stopping, though, I com [...]

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