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  Neverness - David Zindell - Review - Never say Never..
The canvas upon which the action takes place is masterfully drawn; there are hints of greater powers in the galaxy, intriguing glimpses into the lives of alien races, the descriptions of the city of Neverness itself are superb and the characterisations are rich and varied.
Neverness is told in the first person from the perspective of Mallory himself.
Neverness is a very human story, set in a future where mankind has changed, yet some truths still seem the same.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /printed-books/neverness-david-zindell/429772   (727 words)

  
 The Fire Sermons: David Zindell's A Requiem for Homo Sapiens Trilogy
Neverness' planet, Icefall, is only one of three thousand Civilized Worlds, to which the Order supplies the best interstellar Pilots and other savants.
In Neverness, it becomes clear that the millennia-long stability of the Civilized Worlds is contrived, and under threat: the Timekeeper, Lord of the Order, is covertly restraining the evolutionary development of mankind, while out in the wider galaxy experiments in godhood have already reached fruition.
Mallory Ringess remains the narrator, but is almost never on stage; he has apparently transcended the mortal arena, and so his son, Danlo, again a pilot of the Order, must reprise and complete his father's explorations.
home.austin.rr.com /lperson/fireser.html   (2425 words)

  
 The Humblest Blog on the Net
Neverness is certainly epic in scope, describing both a far future world of Clarke's-3rd-Law-applicable advanced science, but also taking us through the daily lives of Neanderthals and their icy world.
Pilots are at the core of a quasi-religious Order seeking knowledge and enlightenment through study of the mind and the universe, based in the fantastic city of Neverness on the frozen planet of Icefall.
Set the first part of the book entirely in the world of Neverness and its high-technology and mathematics, set the second primarily in the world of Icefell's Neanderthals, and mix up the third as necessary having established the settings in the previous two.
www.thehumblest.net /humblog/00000006.html   (827 words)

  
 David Zindell interviewed - infinity plus non-fiction
When I began writing Neverness, I realized that in order to show the pilots of the Order as having their beings steeped in the strangeness of this otherworld, I was going to have to call upon, and try to convey, this secret beauty.
I never state explicitly the nature of his transcendence, but it's quite clear that with all these nano-computers replacing parts of his brain, he is becoming something more than human in form and possibly in function.
In fact, I had originally conceived Neverness as a sort of Morte D'Arthur in space: Neverness, the city, was Camelot, and the pilots of the Order were to be knights zipping around the universe in search of the Holy Grail: the Elder Eddas.
www.infinityplus.co.uk /nonfiction/intdz.htm   (4454 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Customer Reviews Books: The Wild   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While "Neverness" beats this novel for originality, this one is better in every other way.
"Neverness" was a good read; "The Broken God" started well, but got terribly bogged down towards the end; "The Wild" is absolutely wonderful.
While "The Broken God" had more philosophy in it and "Neverness" followed a more classic Sci-Fi pattern, "The Wild" is the perfect mix between the two.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/books/0553289667/customer-reviews   (781 words)

  
 David Zindell: Neverness - an infinity plus review
Corny it may be as subject matter, but Zindell's almost spiritual handling of the revelations, as Mallory and his friends journey toward a deeper understanding of the universe and themselves, is something to behold.
He's a young, impetuous, and sometimes absolutely infuriating man, yet Zindell has the reader empathising with him as he goes through a succession of physical and mental trials.
Brutally honest, brave, egotistical and often plain stupid, Mallory's flaws are held up for all to see, and in him Zindell has created a believable protagonist.
www.iplus.zetnet.co.uk /nonfiction/nevern.htm   (570 words)

  
 Neverness... - sffworld.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Neverness had me hooked from the opening line and never let go.
Yeah, Neverness, and the follow-up trillogy, deserve to be ranked amongst the classics absolutely.
The city itself, as well as the planet, and all the interwoven science and philosophy, is one of the most complete and rounded - not to mention inventive - societies I've come accross in fiction.
www.sffworld.com /forums/showthread.php?mode=hybrid&t=11815   (678 words)

  
 David Zindell, War in Heaven
What makes the Neverness Quartet (as one might dub War in Heaven and its three predecessors) so remarkable is that it is, simultaneously, an admirably ambitious, luminously poetic work of philosophical space opera and an interminable religiose wallow.
Neverness is an expansive, shrewd, colourful reworking of earlier genre material, boasting gnomic chapter epigraphs out of Frank Herbert, aliens a la Silverberg, stylistic exuberance after Delany, exoticism according to Vance.
Concerns of genuine import are at stake; the narrative delivers a rich succession of densely told confrontations, trials, and epiphanies.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Rampart/2547/skyv.htm   (407 words)

  
 BODHI SHOP: Neverness
A neverness that it faces, day in and day out, without ever succumbing to its enormity or unfairness.
But Nima and his generation have survived, and in the process learned to be grateful for all the Nevernesses life pushes your way.
I have been an invisible reader for a while now and whit nothing to do, the side bar, with onetopc after another enticed me all the way to this post.
bodhishop.blogspot.com /2005/07/neverness.html   (647 words)

  
 Abebooks Search Results - Neverness
Brought up far from Neverness by the Alaloi people, neanderthal cave-dwellers, Danlo alone has survived a plague - because he is not, as he thought, a misshapen neanderthal, but human, with immunity engineered into his genes.....The book is in very good condition, with no faults.
The first book of a trilogy is set in Neverness, legendary City of Light, where inner space and outer space meet.
He must return to his home planet of Neverness, there to confront the demons and ghosts of his earlier life.
www.abebooks.co.uk /search/sortby/3/kn/Neverness   (1946 words)

  
 Seekers of the Ineffable Flame - Zindell glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ICEFALL - The planet where Neverness is located; some people simply call this world Neverness because of the importance of the city and its Order of Pilots to interstellar travel
NEVERNESS - The Pilot's city on Icefall that was built in a half-ring of three of the planets most beautiful mountains: Attakel, Urkel, and Waaskel.
(H117) The city has many nicknames, such as the City of Light and the City of Man. Neverness is also the name given to Icefall, stressing the importance of the city in the galaxy.
hometown.aol.com /pylebc/zgloss.htm   (2125 words)

  
 Neverness by David Zindell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
An explosive work of world building that calls to mind those of the field's most imaginative architects, Neverness is a reading experience filled with the wonder and brilliance that marks the very best in science fiction.
Now he returns to his native Neverness with a stunning discovery: a discovery that could unlock the secret of immortality hidden among the Alaloi.
But first Mallory will lead a perilous quest through uncharted regions of "thickspace", where he will be asked to undergo the final challenge - to discard the last vestiges of humanity in return for mankind's salvation.
www.pywrit.com /ebooks/sfxyz/DavidZindell/bi/neverness.htm   (184 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Neverness: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mallory, the central character in 'Neverness', is headstrong, likeable and stupid, the conflict between Mallory and Soli is believable, and his friendship with Bardo is touching and amusing.
The only character I found disappointing was Katharine, but then she has her own reasons for being mysterious, and since the narrative favours Mallory, perhaps this merely reflects his perception of her.
There are references to the history of mankind between now and the future Neverness exists in, intriguing and complex, remensicent of Frank Herberts pre-Dune imaginings.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0586205365   (712 words)

  
 Poems at the Poetry Free-for-all - Impotent seeds
Your narrator needs to be consistent, either staying in the one place or being seen to move from place A to place B for a purpose that adds to your poem.
Trouble is, everybody's had some, it's a negative thing, and it almost never yields a reasonable poem.
If you want to convey the experience of, say, confusion, you need a concrete situation that contains it, and show us the problems in action - a situation between younger person and authority, or between peers, whatever, where the emotional impact you want is in the story, the situation, and not the words.
www.everypoet.org /pffa/showthread.php?t=37602   (925 words)

  
 [Brainstorming] Gaming David Zindell's Neverness? - RPGnet Forums
The thing is that Neverness is so unique as a sci-fi setting, it's hard to think of a game that currently supports such a universe.
Neverness is the most convoluted, unnecessarily complicated scifi universe I've ever seen.
I presume you'd be playing in a pre-Mallory Neverness (because despite the sheer amount of detail presented in the book, there are really only three settings detailed: space, Neverness, and the arctic wastes, and the first two essentially disappear after Mallory solves the universe).
forum.rpg.net /showthread.php?t=185132   (806 words)

  
 immediacy: Neverness
It's like modern jazz, in which the latest work is composed of variations on previous themes, and while the new listener might be able to enjoy it, chances are that they will have a difficult time understanding it.
The real problem with Neverness, however, is in its pacing.
Some episodes seem to drag on interminably, while others fly past at the speed of light.
www.engel-cox.org /text/neverness.html   (339 words)

  
 SciFan: Books: Broken God, The by David Zindell (from our database of Fantasy & SF novels, anthologies, collections)
Book One of David Zindell's new epic trilogy is set in Neverness, legendary City of Light, where inner space and outerspace meet..
All of civilization has converged on Neverness through the manifold of space travel.
Danlo, his mind shaped by primitive man, brings to Neverness a single long-lost memory that will challenge them all.
www.scifan.com /titles/title.asp?TI_titleid=478   (232 words)

  
 Bookwarp - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comic Book & Graphic Novel Reviews
Broken God is the first sequel, and unfortunately it is a bit of a disappointment.
It picks up where Neverness leaves off and poses many more questions than it ever answers.
It has that "middle of the series" feel, and one is left hoping that Zindell will tie up the myriad loose ends in a subsequent book.
www.bookwarp.com /reviews_z.htm   (697 words)

  
 Neverness - November 2004
I always think of the peg when considering inventions I wish I'd thought of, but probably would never have, even though they are obvious now.
I never understood why anyone with lower income, which is supposedly the target market, would choose such an expensive bank.
So, I moved to Icanonline, then owned by NBS (part of the efficient NBS/BOE/Pep group), which was great for a while, until Nedbank came along and took them over too, immediately upping the charges (this was also around the time of 20Twenty's hiatus).
www.greenman.co.za /b2evolution/blogs/index.php?m=200411   (3724 words)

  
 yz
Mallory Ringess is about to become a Pilot of the Order, based in the city of Neverness on the planet Icefall.
Apart from his desire to become Lord Pilot one day, Mallory finds himself travelling a path that leads him into the heart of a sentient, killer nebula and living with a Neanderthal tribe eking out its existence in extremely trying conditions.
A wide range of interesting beings populate the worlds of Neverness.
members.tripod.com /~Ste5en/index-yz.html   (544 words)

  
 The Neverness Hoax Lyrics - by STEVE KILBEY from album UNKNOWN : Lyrics And Songs
You are viewing lyrics of The Neverness Hoax by STEVE KILBEY from the album UNKNOWN at LyricsAndSongs.COM
The Lyrics above are to The Neverness Hoax and are (Mostly correct, Yet...
The Lyrics seem to be the lyrics to The Neverness Hoax But they are (Wrong)
www.lyricsandsongs.com /song/454322.html   (349 words)

  
 NG BBS - Cloning
The technology is still in its early stages, so it is interesting to read about the research being conducted.
A clone will be condemned if he/she (not it) is revealed, but there would not be any (to my knowledge) physical or mental differences in that person.
The change should lie not within the discovery, but how we perceive and use what we are given.
www.newgrounds.com /bbs/topic.php?id=161303   (1375 words)

  
 Seekers of the Ineffable Flame - David Zindell Homepage
David Zindell is a science fiction author who is relatively new to the field.
In 1988 he released his first epic novel, Neverness, wherein he fashioned a richly imagined universe in a far future setting.
He then completed a trilogy of sequels to Neverness called A Requiem for Homo Sapiens.
hometown.aol.com /pylebc/zindell.htm   (351 words)

  
 Viewtiful Joe £19.99 ! - ALL - Discussion Forum /// Eurogamer
I got a VJ demo disk with Mario Kart and if anyone wants it I am sure we could sort something out (postage wise).
Hi Neverness, I'd love a try if you haven't had any takers yet.
Neverness - cheers for the demo, I got it on Saturday.
www.eurogamer.net /forum_thread_posts.php?thread_id=7445   (546 words)

  
 Neverness by David Zindell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He gets involved in stealing D.N.A. ("sleling" - a capital offence) from the Alaloi, a people who have returned to Neanderthal bodies and lives, and is himself finally reconstructed on the beautiful blue water planet of Agathange, by a race of master D.N.A. formers who have chosen to live as dolphins, otters and whales.
It doesn't all quite hang together - why don't the people of Neverness know more about human history, or why is a dangerous exploding Supernova that threatens the planet forgotten later in the story - but does it really matter?
The book is wonderful journey through an infinity of possibilities as Zindell the mathematician might put it.
www1.dragonet.es /users/markbcki/zindell.htm   (274 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Neverness: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The lifelong quest of Mallory Ringess, master pilot of the spacefaring Order of Pilots, leads him beyond the "manifold" of space into the mind of a godlike being who imparts to him a secret that will alter the course of the universe.
From the wonders of the ice-city of Neverness to the vast field of exploding stars known as the Vild, Zindell's heady prose opens a gateway to a world of rich imagination.
It has potential, but unfortunatly the oly ones to write it seem to be spoty adolecents that never grew up (the author of neverness being an exeption) Nothing good has come out of it in the last 100 years, people who say differently should read joyce, beckett, proust, homer, dante, shakespear and the other greats.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0553279033   (602 words)

  
 neverness I like dancing, wining and dining, beach, tri
Last 10 people to check their mail in the same state as neverness
neverness: I am looking for a guy with no hang ups!
After that we would perhaps go and see a band and dance the night away, or walk along the beach holding hands and lie down on the sand and watch the stars and moon!!
www.plentyoffish.com /member884530.htm   (165 words)

  
 The Neverness Hoax - Remindlessness - Steve Kilbey - Lyrics - www.lyrics.net.ua   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Neverness Hoax - Remindlessness - Steve Kilbey - Lyrics - www.lyrics.net.ua
Have I told you 'bout the neverness hoax
All lyrics provided for educational purposes and personal use only.
www.lyrics.net.ua /lyrics/steve_kilbey/remindlessness/the_neverness_hoax.html   (155 words)

  
 Re: What's everybody reading at the moment? - Just Imagine... a weblog
Although you can expect me to write about all these interest, it's this last, the traveling part, that gives rise to most entries in this here weblog, as I write "tripreports" detailing the experiences of a two year backpacking-trip to Australia and New Zealand.
You mean I never raved to you about Neverness?
It's philosophical science fiction (space opera-like, except that it's 'like' nothing at all) that not only dares to dream, but makes you dream right along with it.
weblog.juima.org /showpost.asp?postid=2774   (638 words)

  
 The Church Discography - Song-Finder Entry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Have I told you about the neverness hoax
Religion to many, to others the butt of their jokes
And wouldn't you know it, it's the people that suffer
homepage.mac.com /fipster/church/songfinder/neverness-hoax.html   (60 words)

  
 Bookshelf
Mallory Ringess is a pilot of the lightships of Neverness, member of the Order of Mystic Mathematicians and Other Seekers of the Ineffable Flame, governed by the Lord Horologe and Master Timekeeper.
The fl, diamond-hulled ships are piloted through the manifold through the mappings and theorems of set theory.
On Neverness the akashics and cetics and remembrancers and warrior-poets practice their professions.
www.yudkowsky.net /bookshelf.html   (2553 words)

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