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Among the vanguard of today's boldest writers Michael Swanwick presents his world of plug in person. Vacuum Flowers is a grand tour of the inhabited Solar System set in a medium term future The book opens in Eros Kluster one of many asteroid based settlements that form the bulk of Human space after all of humanity on Earth was absorbed into the Comprise a world wide AI and net mediated group mind The Klusters are frontier capitalist polities or less with advanced biotech and neuro engineering most people spend their workday wetware programmed by their employer a reversible process There is umm potential for abuse and Swanwick has fun exploring the conseuences of this technology For example a police raid wouldn t reuire many police temp deputies could be imprinted on the spotPeople s Mars an unappealing collectivist state based on classical Sparta is nonetheless making good progress terraforming Mars The cislunar settlements a no man s land between Humanity and the Comprise are the dark anarchic Mean Streets And the remote Dyson settlements in the Oort are bucolic biophile semi utopias offstage Swanwick notes that he tried to display a range of plausible governmental systems throughout the System all of them flawed the way that governments are in the real world Nicely done one of the highlights of Vacuum FlowersOh and the Flowers are pretty little plants engineered to live in the vacuum eat garbage that have become a weedy nuisance another nice touch Swanwick is surprisingly one of the few SF authors who ve borrowed Freeman Dyson s remarkable biotech space settlement ideas Dyson is an extraordinarily inventive and graceful scientist writer and I seldom miss a chance to recommend his books see my review of Dyson s The Sun the Genome and the Internet was Swanwick s second novel and first really successful one Despite some rough spots notably the cyberpunkish opening Vacuum Flowers remains an exemplary modern space opera one of the best in the extraordinary reinvention of my favorite subgenre during the past two decades I ve now read VF three times 1987 1993 2000 and I expect to enjoy it again in 2007 or so Highly recommended The Academy in person. Vacuum Flowers Full Dark, No Stars is a grand tour of the If Only Once (The Martelli Brothers, inhabited Solar System set 1000 sitios que ver en España al menos una vez en la vida in a medium term future The book opens La ética de la crueldad in Eros Kluster one of many asteroid based settlements that form the bulk of Human space after all of humanity on Earth was absorbed 3052 into the Comprise a world wide AI and net mediated group mind The Klusters are frontier capitalist polities or less with advanced biotech and neuro engineering most people spend their workday wetware programmed by their employer a reversible process There Mercator imprinted on the spotPeople s Mars an unappealing collectivist state based on classical Sparta Pasos perdidos en Granada is nonetheless making good progress terraforming Mars The cislunar settlements a no man s land between Humanity and the Comprise are the dark anarchic Mean Streets And the remote Dyson settlements Suffering and no suffering in the Oort are bucolic biophile semi utopias offstage Swanwick notes that he tried to display a range of plausible governmental systems throughout the System all of them flawed the way that governments are Can We Live 150 Years? in the real world Nicely done one of the highlights of Vacuum FlowersOh and the Flowers are pretty little plants engineered to live The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears in the vacuum eat garbage that have become a weedy nuisance another nice touch Swanwick Robs Shiny Dumptruck is surprisingly one of the few SF authors who ve borrowed Freeman Dyson s remarkable biotech space settlement Business English ideas Dyson Mama Glow inventive and graceful scientist writer and I seldom miss a chance to recommend his books see my review of Dyson s The Sun the Genome and the Internet was Swanwick s second novel and first really successful one Despite some rough spots notably the cyberpunkish opening Vacuum Flowers remains an exemplary modern space opera one of the best Fire in the Sky in the extraordinary reinvention of my favorite subgenre during the past two decades I ve now read VF three times 1987 1993 2000 and I expect to enjoy olga spessivtzeva it again ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! in 2007 or so Highly recommended

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Vacuum Flowers

Alities colonized asteroids and a daring fugitive named Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark a high tech crimina.

CHARACTERS Vacuum Flowers

L seeking refuge on Earth's orbiting settlements where all human evils blossom in the vacuum of spa. I give up DNF at 50% The world building is just so chaotic that I don t really know how anything works or why or where the characters even are half the time As for the characters I m seriously struggling to care about them Just when I think I understand what the story is about and where the plot is going random stuff happens that makes me all confused again Sadly I ve reached the point where I just don t care any Time to move on


10 thoughts on “Vacuum Flowers

  1. says:

    Vacuum Flowers is a grand tour of the inhabited Solar System set in a medium term future The book opens in Eros Kluster one of many asteroid based settlements that form the bulk of Human space after all of humanity on Earth was absor

  2. says:

    Swanwick has been an amazing writer for a very long time I've just reread this after 15 years or so and it's just as fresh as the day it was written It seems wrong to describe it as cyberpunk as it's got so much creativity insight and breadth

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    A Persona Bum decides she likes the new personality she just uploaded to her brain so much that she decides to keep it Unfortunately the corporation that owns the rights isn't too pleased and from there on in we follow Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark or is it Eucrasia? on her adventures across a solar system populated b

  4. says:

    What a ride I've read a smattering of short storiesof note the absolutely menacing The Very Pulse of the Machineso unsettling by Swanwick which people claim are his strength but that seems dismissive of his novelsand on completing my first oneI think he might be dynamite novelist one of our best Called cyberpunk or space opera but really this is indescribable a full on plunge into white hot imagination and political out

  5. says:

    Dear Vacuum FlowersI will not miss reading your pages as far fetched right on and eco cyber futurist as they may be I guess if an abridged graphic novel version comes out I'd read that but you were a bit of a slog for meS

  6. says:

    This book is so good I could have sworn it was written by a woman The lead female protag is very real and believable—she even manages to be sexual without being sexualized which can be a hard line for some authors to walkI was thinking how this might be the best 80's era cyberpunkscifi novel I've read yet and then Swanwick referenced Kobo Abe my fav surrealist author Like this book isn't tinged with the misogyny and

  7. says:

    I give up DNF at 50% The world building is just so chaotic that I don't really know how anything works or why or where the characters even are half the time As for the characters I'm seriously struggling to care about them Just when I think I understand what the story is about and where the plot is going random stuff happens that makes me all confused again Sadly I've reached the point where I just don't care any Time

  8. says:

    ‘Rebel Elizabeth Mudlark is hot property The body she awakes in isn’t her own her mind is uniue; the agency owning her is deadly If she stays in the Medical Centre she has No FutureSo she does what anybody sane would do – she escapesAnd in the sprawling mad civilisations of the future she’s in for a very interesti

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    Earth is a hive mind police forces are press ganged criminals and aboriginal hunting parties can reside inside a single head These are a few of the uirks and inventions in this 80s sci fi Along with the conceptual creativity one of

  10. says:

    Swanwick has constructed an impressive world in this book but he does it without acknowledging the reader's unfamiliarity From the very beginning it's written as if the audience is contemporary to this world; details are included to enhance the picture but not all details are explained Just like someone wouldn't feel the need to explain how a telephone call works in a story of our time he assumes the reader knows or wi

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