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eBook Armed Memory ePub

by Jim Young

  • ISBN: 0812550277
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Jim Young
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tor Science Fiction (May 15, 1996)
  • ePub book: 1282 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1687 kb
  • Other: lit txt docx lrf
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 415

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The story did not always flow well. Younger readers would probably get more enjoyment from this book than someone looking for an in-depth detailed, well flowing story; after all, it has cool sharkmen. Apr 19, 2011 Sarah Sammis rated it it was ok.

Young Jim. Язык: english. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

A Tom Doherty Associates book. A novel on what humans will do to their bodies if given the technology. In the 21st Century genetic engineering enables people to have any kind of body, human, animal, or a combination of both

A Tom Doherty Associates book. In the 21st Century genetic engineering enables people to have any kind of body, human, animal, or a combination of both. One group decides to be sharks and from their underwater lair they plan to conquer the world.

ISBN 10: 0312857667 ISBN 13: 9780312857660. Publisher: Tor Books, 1995. In the strange days of the next century, America is caught on a cusp between social breakthrough and total breakdown. Sanity cops try to stem the chaos as a revolution in genetic engineering offers anyone the chance to change shape at will.

Armed Memory (Jim Young). 17. Bisexuality and the Eroticism of Everyday Life (Marjorie Garber). 18. The Book of Man (Barry Graham). 19. The Brimstone Wedding (Barbara Vine). 20. Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (Herb Boyd). 21. The Concubine's Children (Denise Chong).

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Подписчиков: 2 ты. себе: Recovering journalist. Roots in Palmetto State, home in Bull City.

1st ed. by James Maxwell Young. A Tom Doherty Associates book. Published 1995 by TOR in New York.

In a twenty-first-century New York, where genetic technology enables people to become whoever--or whatever--they desire, Tim Wandel takes a new job and finds himself in a deadly confrontation with a killer species of shark-humans. Reprint.

Comments

Enone Enone
Some people ask me, "Dude, why the hell would you buy a book about mutant cyborg sharks? Why would you expect a book with that plot synopsis to be good?" The answer is, I didn't expect it to be good. I just didn't expect it to be *boring.*

Reading the plot synopsis on the cover jacket, I was expecting a wacky ride. I mean, the plot revolved around people being captured by a weird cult, and transformed into mutant cyborg sharks. I expected something along the lines of William Gibson meets "Sharknado." Forgive me if this is naive; I guess it just didn't occur to me that someone might write a story like this and actually be serious.

Well the author *was* serious. And that killed the book. The premise was far too ridiculous to allow for any real drama or intensity, and the story was far too bland and dull to compensate for that fact. How could a book about mutant shark people be so boring? How? Just...how?

I plan to sell my copy of this book, but honestly, I feel rather guilty about doing so, because that means duping some poor sucker the same way I got duped.
Frostdefender Frostdefender
One of the cover copy reviews compares this book to 'Neuromancer'. I'm not sure if the reviewer read 'Armed Memory', because if he had, he'd realize that Jim Young doesn't hold a candle to William Gibson. Gibson's prose is full of weird, evocative, oblique references to pop culture, science, and society in general. There are things in 'Neuromancer' that you have to re-read and think about for years before you get the reference. Young's writing is nothing like that. When I first read 'Armed Memory', I was appalled at the lack of editing: lots of very awkward, bloated sentences, and a serious deficit of imagination, scientific or otherwise. Now I know that that's the norm: this book wanted to jump on the now-dated cyberpunk bandwagon. As the story 'progresses' you sense more and more how jaded and over his head the author is.
The story basically tracks several undifferentiated individuals who drive between efficiency apartments wondering whats going on, with very little exposition (but overlong descriptions of unimportant details), lots of stilted dialog, very little action, unrealized and unemotional characters. Another reviewer said teenaged boys might find this interesting, but only because the author writes like a teenage boy himself.
showtime showtime
In the last two weeks I have read a large number of very good books. One such book is called ARMED MEMORY by Jim Young. This book is a near-future techno-thriller that I found quite engrossing.
The time is the end of the twenty-first century and genetic research has progressed to the point of allowing cosmetic changes at the genetic level. A virus is created that over time will alter your DNA so that you look like Marilyn Monroe, Elvis or a wolfman. Scientist/artists create new designs for the public. At some time in the past a design was created for hammerheads. Part man and part shark. This was a design very popular in the underworld. Now large gangs of hammerheads are a threat to security world wide.
The story is told in a series of testimonies given after the hammerhead disaster. Hammerheads are violent, go on killing frenzies, can hide in the ocean and have the ability to communicate over long distances. Now they want to wipe out all life on land and return to the sea. Their communications ability allows them to access and program computers from a distance. Nuclear holocaust is narrowly averted.
The world as seen in the book is one that could be possible. This is one of the things that makes the book so effective. If you can find a copy (released last month) I recommend reading it if science-fiction techno-thrillers are your style.
Adaly Adaly
I must have read the 1993 short story this book is based on in a collection somewhere -- at least most of this novel seemed vaguely familiar. "Lingers in the reader's memory"? No, I just barely got any déja vu from it... But I enjoyed it even more the second(?) time.
Young's story is a brisk, short-chaptered cautionary tale, well-paced and intriguing. There are some major plot elements left unexplained -- like how can the Hammerheads be swimming in the ocean at one point, and rampaging through the streets of New York in another -- do they have fins or legs? -- but as long as you're willing to suspend your disbelief, this is great "soft" science-fiction.
The microcoding fashions reminded me a bit of Delaney's "Dahlgren," and the high-tech high-security future is very Bladerunner. However Young's vision of genetic tinkering gone awry is all his own, as far as I know. Proponents of "designer genes" and nanotechnology-as-mankind's-golden-goose would do well to consider Young's alternative future, where not everyone follows a Disney script.
Chilling and (except for a few implausible details) entirely too plausible.
Ffan Ffan
I think that this book uses great imagination in order to look into another century and to depict how it might be.I haven't enjoyed a book this much in a while!If you liked this book you might want to check out other books somewhat similair to this one,such as Jurassic Park,The Lost World,or Intensity.I think that this book gets very interesting,but then loses it's flavor,but then it catches back up.Overall it's a good read.
Zymbl Zymbl
This is a highly enjoyable thriller about a future where extreme body modification - via genetic manipulation - is the latest fad, and what happens when a group of people begin to use it as a route to world domination. A few careless plot gaps and a craving for more keep me from giving the book a higher score, but it doesn't keep me from recommending it to anyone who finds the premise interesting.
Scream_I LOVE YOU Scream_I LOVE YOU
While this book was interesting, and I did for the most part enjoy it, there were times when it seemed like parts of the story were missing. The story did not always flow well.

Younger readers would probably get more enjoyment from this book than someone looking for an in-depth detailed, well flowing story; after all, it has cool sharkmen.