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The Wellstone

The Wellstone In his Nebula Award nominated novel The Collapsium acclaimed author Wil McCarthy introduced a richly imagined future of boundless possibility where poverty war and even death are banished forever

  • Title: The Wellstone
  • Author: Wil McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9780553584462
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his Nebula Award nominated novel The Collapsium, acclaimed author Wil McCarthy introduced a richly imagined future of boundless possibility, where poverty, war, and even death are banished forever Only now that world s exquisite perfection propels one restless young man toward the ultimate challenge.The WellstoneFor the children of immortal parents, growing up can be hIn his Nebula Award nominated novel The Collapsium, acclaimed author Wil McCarthy introduced a richly imagined future of boundless possibility, where poverty, war, and even death are banished forever Only now that world s exquisite perfection propels one restless young man toward the ultimate challenge.The WellstoneFor the children of immortal parents, growing up can be hard to do A prince will forever be a prince leaving no chance for Bascal Edward de Towaji Lutui to inherit his parents throne So what is an angry young blue blood to do Punch a hole in the shadow he has been living in by rallying his equally disgruntled companions to make an improbable spaceship, busting out of the so called summer camp in which their parents have stowed them and making a daring escape across the vastness of space Neer do well Conrad Mursk is just along for the joyride until he realizes this is no typical display of teenage angst The children are rising up in an honest to gods revolution And, boyo, things are going to get raw.

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    1. I enjoy the way Wil McCarthy thinks. I didn't like the main character - Prince Bascal, the son of Bruno and Queen Tamra from the first book in this series, The Collapsium - I found him spoiled, thoughtless, boringly reckless, and somewhat gratuitously teenager-like. However, I realized he had to be that way for the story to be told the way it was. But it wasn't even the story of Bascal's rebellion (which was the plot of the entire book) which fascinated me, it was all of the other stuff surround [...]

    2. ‘In his Nebula Award-nominated novel ‘The Collapsium’, acclaimed author Wil McCarthy introduced a richly imagined future of boundless possibility, where poverty, war, and even death are banished forever. Only now that world’s exquisite perfection propels one restless young man toward the ultimate challenge…For the children of immortal parents, growing up can be hard to do. A prince will forever be a prince – leaving no chance for Bascal Edward de Towaji Lutui to inherit his parents [...]

    3. I really liked this book. It dealt with a topic, what happens to the children of long lived species, that is often glossed over in books about immortality. The problem reminded me of "the deadman shoes" issue you sometimes see in companies where you have a company with limited growth, so limited chance of advancement for people and the only way it happens is when someone retires.I found the interplay between Conrad and Bascal worked very well. I couldn't work out whether Bascal was a bad guy or [...]

    4. One of the problems with royalty is that it's heriditary. Which means that, even if you end up with a really good king, like say as good as King Bruno de Towaji of Sol, you still have to end up dealing with his kids eventually. And the children of royalty, more often than not, end up being spoiled little shits.Of course, while this is very much the story of Prince Bascal, son of royalty and scientific genius, it also deals on a larger scale by looking at the sociological implications of the tech [...]

    5. Another solid 4.5 star book.This is a sequel, technically, but there`s very little from the previous book besides setting that carries over. There are some throwbacks, and a few appearances by characters from the previous book, and knowing the various ins and outs of that book`s plot enhances the scale and nuance of this one, but this book is completely self-contained except for a frame story that obviously sets up another volume in the setting. If Collapsium is a Victorian adventure tale, The W [...]

    6. A fascinating look at a future where the fundamental materials that we deal with transformed by the creation of synthetic atoms using quantum dots. The impact of thattechnology to society is felt keenly throughout the novel, not just in one or two ways but through a myriad of applications. I love the fact that the technology shift laid out is so long reaching and self-consistent.I recommend reading the entire series.

    7. A great re-read of a great story. The tech in this novel takes front place but it has intriguing characters as well. Captures the essence of good SF in analyzing what would happen to characters and society given the right initial conditions. Having read and re-read all his novels, I hope McCarthy will publish again soon.

    8. Like the universe Wil built like the characters from the previous novels didn't like so much the new characters but I don't think you were supposed to. Still like the idea of what would we do if we were in this same situation and how do you get yourself to grow up when no one around you ever dies and gives you a shot at anything?

    9. The wellstone of the title is merely a somewhat improbable tool used in the mechanics of the story. The book is actually about the effect on society of eliminating death by ageing or disease. While I did not care too much about any of the characters I found after a while that I did want to know how it would end.

    10. Sehr empfehlenswertes Buch voller theoretisch möglicher Ideen für Technologien die sich noch nicht komplett durch alle SciFi-Geschichten ziehen und somit auch mal ein paar neue Konsequenzen aus selbigen.Für alle die nicht die hunderttausendste Space-Opera lesen wollen geeignet.

    11. Tedious and simple-minded. Lots of short loose-ends that are never tied up. First and last chapters do not seem to be a part of the story at all, and make little sense.

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