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Stations of the Tide

Michael Swanwick ¹ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Í BJWP.CO.UK ¹ Michael Swanwick REVIEW ✓ Stations of the Tide Ed by encroaching water and the extraordinary lengths to which its people will go to ensure their survival 256 pp. This is one of the books that I described as good beginning tedious but necessary middle part good endingIt has interesting ideas planetary romance and conflict between Miranda people needs and rule of forbidden technology share to name two of them But the execution is too slow for my personal tasteWhat saved this book to make me like this book the foreshadow clues are good and the climax ending used the clues well to burn my excitement What an ending Argh I need to restrain myself not to spoil itIf only this book has 2 3 surprises and made the novel less boring in the middle part this novel could become 5 Star The Brunelli Baby Bargain survival 256 pp. This is one of the books that I described as good beginning tedious but necessary middle part good endingIt has interesting ideas planetary romance and conflict between Miranda people needs and rule of forbidden technology Take Away the Pride share to name two of them But the execution is too Emergency Kit slow for my personal tasteWhat The Detective's Secret Daughter saved this book to make me like this book the foreshadow clues are good and the climax ending used the clues well to burn my excitement What an ending Argh I need to restrain myself not to Christmas Under Western Skies and Her Healing Ways spoil itIf only this book has 2 3 Sparks Fly with the Billionaire surprises and made the novel less boring in the middle part this novel could become 5 Star

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Michael Swanwick ¹ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Í BJWP.CO.UK ¹ Michael Swanwick REVIEW ✓ Stations of the Tide Ization on the brink of extinction This astonishing future take on Shakespeare's The Tempest depicts a world doom. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureIt s the Jubilee Year on the planet Miranda Every 200 years the planet floods and humans must leave until Miranda s continents are reborn Miranda used to be the home of an indigenous species of shapeshifters who during Jubilee would return to their auatic forms until the waters receded but it seems that humans have killed them offGregorian who lives on Miranda but was educated off planet by a rich and distant father now styles himself a magician and is telling the citizens of Miranda that he can transform them into sea creatures so they can stay on the planet He has stolen a piece of proscribed technology from Earth and our protagonist who we know only as the bureaucrat has been sent to find out what Gregorian has up his sleeve The bureaucrat must track down Gregorian before the Jubilee tides flood the planet During his uest he learns about the exotic planet s history meets several strange residents does a lot of hallucinating has a lot of sex worries about his job back home and gets hooked on a local soap opera The middle of the book bogs down in a haze of drugs and sex which feels slightly self indulgent but Swanwick manages to make it fit the plot In the end it s not just Miranda that changesStations of the Tide which has been compared to Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness is often surreal and confusing but this seems to fit the dark exotic planet The setting was my favorite part of the story Miranda is both beautiful and frightening I especially loved the Grandfather Tree which has many trunks descending from its huge branches and houses a caf and a shipwreckThen there s the technology the bureaucrat has a walking talking briefcase and can split his consciousness into surrogate electronic forms that can run errands for him He s very surprised to find that the Mirandans had even higher forms of technology until they were made illegal by the bureaucrat s agency The Mirandans resent thisSome readers are likely to be put off by the nameless bureaucrat because he s somewhat flat and emotionless for much of the novel but Oliver Wyman the narrator of Audible Frontier s version made him feel like a real person rather than a nameless entity I liked Wyman s interpretation of the bureaucrat s epigrammatic business like style His aloofness made it all the moving when he rarely but suddenly was overwhelmed with emotionThis is the second novel by Michael Swanwick that I ve tried I didn t at all like the first one The Iron Dragon s Daughter but I liked Stations of the Tide even though it had some of the same issues Both novels are original and inventive with exotic settings but the plot of Stations of the Tide was at least comprehensible most of the time It reminded me most of Robert Silverberg s fantasy especially his novel Downward to the EarthStations of the Tide was originally published in two parts in Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine in 1990 but was published as a book in 1991 It won the Nebula Award for best novel that year and was also nominated for the Hugo Award the Campbell Award and the Arthur C Clarke Award Try Stations of the Tide if you like lushly exotic alien settings and don t mind feeling like you ve taken the same hallucinogens that the protagonist took Safe Harbor s the Jubilee Year on the planet Miranda Every 200 years the planet floods and humans must leave until Miranda The Trouble With Trent s continents are reborn Miranda used to be the home of an indigenous The Best Revenge Redstone Incorporated #11 species of The Spanish Groom shapeshifters who during Jubilee would return to their auatic forms until the waters receded but it A Marriage Made In Joeville Montana Malones seems that humans have killed them offGregorian who lives on Miranda but was educated off planet by a rich and distant father now A Willing Wife Fortunes of Texas #4 styles himself a magician and is telling the citizens of Miranda that he can transform them into Wedding Night Revenge sea creatures Agent Bride Return to Ravesville #2 so they can Bandit Lawman Texas Bride stay on the planet He has Weddings in White Three Complete Novels Unlikely LoverThe Princess BrideCallaghan's Bride stolen a piece of proscribed technology from Earth and our protagonist who we know only as the bureaucrat has been Undercover Sheik sent to find out what Gregorian has up his All Night Long sleeve The bureaucrat must track down Gregorian before the Jubilee tides flood the planet During his uest he learns about the exotic planet The Texas Ranger's Secret s history meets A Breathless Bride The Pearl House #1 several Delaneys Desert Sheikh A Little Dare strange residents does a lot of hallucinating has a lot of An Ideal Companion sex worries about his job back home and gets hooked on a local A Family All Her Own Love Inspired #158 soap opera The middle of the book bogs down in a haze of drugs and Hamtaro Little Hamsters Big Adventures sex which feels The Vintners Letters slightly A Trace of Memory self indulgent but Swanwick manages to make it fit the plot In the end it Bone Deep s not just Miranda that changesStations of the Tide which has been compared to Joseph Conrad The Scandalous Duchess s Heart of Darkness is often Judging Jager Moon Pack #10 surreal and confusing but this The Prince's Secret Baby seems to fit the dark exotic planet The Compromised Miss setting was my favorite part of the A Soldiers Honour story Miranda is both beautiful and frightening I especially loved the Grandfather Tree which has many trunks descending from its huge branches and houses a caf and a The Killing Rule Super Bolan #118 shipwreckThen there The Lonesome Rancher The uilt Shop in Kerry Springs #2 s the technology the bureaucrat has a walking talking briefcase and can The Chefs Choice split his consciousness into The Girl Who Wore Snakes surrogate electronic forms that can run errands for him He The Family Way s very The Other Brother surprised to find that the Mirandans had even higher forms of technology until they were made illegal by the bureaucrat A Forever Kind Of Cowboy s agency The Mirandans resent thisSome readers are likely to be put off by the nameless bureaucrat because he The Nanny's Secret s Haunting Obsession Top Author Harleuin PresentsVol 1893 s version made him feel like a real person rather than a nameless entity I liked Wyman The Darkest Facts s interpretation of the bureaucrat A Lady of Notoriety The Masuerade Club #3 s epigrammatic business like Having the Bachelor's Baby Silhouette Special Edition #1658 style His aloofness made it all the moving when he rarely but The Gingerbread Men Christmas Town #13 15 suddenly was overwhelmed with emotionThis is the Twice the Temptation Harleuin Blaze #555 second novel by Michael Swanwick that I ve tried I didn t at all like the first one The Iron Dragon Turning the Good Girl Bad s Daughter but I liked Stations of the Tide even though it had The Playboys Ruthless Pursuit some of the Poison Bloodline Trilogy #2 same issues Both novels are original and inventive with exotic The Frenchman's Marriage Demand settings but the plot of Stations of the Tide was at least comprehensible most of the time It reminded me most of Robert Silverberg The Greek Tycoon's Mistress s fantasy especially his novel Downward to the EarthStations of the Tide was originally published in two parts in Isaac Asimov Black Children Their Roots Culture and Learning Styles s Science Fiction Magazine in 1990 but was published as a book in 1991 It won the Nebula Award for best novel that year and was also nominated for the Hugo Award the Campbell Award and the Arthur C Clarke Award Try Stations of the Tide if you like lushly exotic alien A Kiss at MidnightNew Year at the Bosss BiddingSlow Dance with the Best ManThe Greek Doctors New Year Baby settings and don t mind feeling like you ve taken the Raw Materials and Brewhouse Operations Mbaa Practical Handbook for the Specialty Brewer same hallucinogens that the protagonist took

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Michael Swanwick ¹ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Í BJWP.CO.UK ¹ Michael Swanwick REVIEW ✓ Stations of the Tide Award winning author Michael Swanwick brings us a deeply engrossing and thought provoking novel about human civil. This was some kind of amazing The main character who was never referred to as anything but Bureaucrat was hardly my definition of a bureaucrat He was part outcast part superspy part magician s apprentice and part avenger He wears so many hats during this superb little gem that I never slow down and even consider why The plot is also so damn interesting and the pacing so fantastic that I almost miss exactly how wonderfully crafted the writing is Am I a fan of Swanwick I have read a few of his short stories years ago and I loved them I remembered them very fondly but in passing because I prefer novels over anything else So why am I so damn late to the table now Hell if I know and I m ashamed because of it I m going to be going through his entire catalogue shortlySo many wonderful sf ideas were crammed in here and all of them were firmly in the service of the overarching story that happens to have an awful lot in common with The Tempest The obvious bits were intended by the colonizers of Miranda and the allegorical allusions were fully conscious and intended by the characters It was delightful in that respect The things that happen give the feel but thankfully not the full substance of the play so never worry if you think you might be turned off by a shameless cribbing This novel is truly a one of a kind brilliant homage to all things SF and Fantasy A lot of the time it s impossible to separate the two but what else can you do when you have awesome worldbuilding on colony worlds cloning terraforming world AIs NSA game theory puzzle boxes the size of nations AND indigenous aliens who shapeshift who s biology is mostly incompatible with us except when triggered turning us into wizards with grand powers morphing into angels and demons mind control as well as the summoning of immensely powerful archetypes Is it SF or Fantasy Clarke s razor appliesBut lo This is no simple tale to mix elements and say Hey look what I did No The story here is king from old world to new disillusionment to renewing perception retribution to revelation to understandingOf course it also borrows concepts to sweep a wide circumference even stooping to crib from some classics Dune fans rejoice pain by nerve induction For this I don t care too much It serves a serious and pretty much identical purpose but in the service of magic apprenticeship There s other examples too but it slides by so fast and delicious and moves on to the next wonderful surrealism and solid chink of plot that I m left gasping with joyTHIS IS A GRAND GEM people Fantastic writing wonderful ideas and nothing short of intensely memorable characters It won the Nebula award in 91 and was nominated for Hugo alas that it hadn t won I will probably read this one again just to bathe in it The tide is coming Can YOU read between the lines of the tv station

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    READ Stations of the Tide SUMMARY Í BJWP.CO.UK ¹ Michael Swanwick Michael Swanwick ¹ 1 REVIEW This was some kind of amazing The main character who was never referred to as anything but Bureaucrat was hardly my definition of a bu

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    READ Stations of the Tide Michael Swanwick ¹ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Í BJWP.CO.UK ¹ Michael Swanwick Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick is the story of an unnamed Bureaucrat and the urgent investigation he’s tasked with The planet he lives on Miranda is subject to major tidal flooding every 200 years and with the tide due to arrive in

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    READ Stations of the Tide PDF/EPUB Stations of the Tide SUMMARY Í BJWP.CO.UK ¹ Michael Swanwick A very beautifully written and imagined novel full of magic and menace mystery and madnessThe plot although it does mostly come together in the end is secondary to the experiential and visual aspects of book If you're unable to follow

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    Michael Swanwick ¹ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Í BJWP.CO.UK ¹ Michael Swanwick PDF/EPUB Stations of the Tide ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureIt’s the Jubilee Year on the planet Miranda Every 200 years the planet floods an

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    PDF/EPUB Stations of the Tide Despite the sci fi suit this book sometimes wears this is a full on plunge into surrealism A story of shape changing clones virtual reality a decaying dying planet a pastiche of Shakespeare's The Tempest and other things told in explosion of images straight from the magic realism campminus most pretense of rea

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    Michael Swanwick ¹ 1 REVIEW PDF/EPUB Stations of the Tide Actual rating 25 starsWhat an odd little novel Not my usual fare at all and I wouldn’t have picked it up or persevered if it wasn’t on my project reading list and if it wasn’t so short I can see where many pe

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    Michael Swanwick ¹ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Í BJWP.CO.UK ¹ Michael Swanwick READ Stations of the Tide This is one of the books that I described as good beginning tedious but necessary middle part good endingIt has interesting ideas planetary romance and conflict between Miranda people needs and rule of forbidden technology share to name two of them But the execution is too slow for my personal tasteWhat saved this book to make me like this book the foreshadow clues are good and the climax ending used the clues well to burn my excitement Wh

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    PDF/EPUB Stations of the Tide Michael Swanwick ¹ 1 REVIEW SUMMARY Í BJWP.CO.UK ¹ Michael Swanwick A man known only as 'the bureaucrat' searches for an elusive wizard on a planet plagued by catastrophic tides In this universe a vague domineering organization housed in a labyrinthine structure known as the Puzzle Palace regulates access to technology among planets When a society is deemed to have been irresponsible its technolog

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    PDF/EPUB Stations of the Tide What a long winding complicated road one must travel to come to the end of this journey At worst it was very confusing at best it was uite inte

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    PDF/EPUB Stations of the Tide Michael Swanwick ¹ 1 REVIEW I got halfway through just didn't care if I read another page or not I'm not sure if the writing wasn't up to snuff or it was the plot maybe it was the characters I think it was I didn't like the hero much there

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