Diamond Dogs PDF/EPUB Ú Paperback

Diamond Dogs PDF/EPUB Ú Paperback


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  1. David Sven David Sven says:

    This is Reynolds twist on The Dark Tower Roland Childe assembles a katet team of mercenaries to investigate an alien Spire on a remote planet.The story begins in Chasm City just before the Melding Plague hits and moves quickly to the Tower where ascending the levels of the spire involves solving increasingly difficult mathematically puzzles Wrong answers are punishable by the unleashing of devastating traps that slice and dice until the right answer is entered.As imaginative as the slice and d This is Reynolds twist on The Dark Tower Roland Childe assembles a katet team of mercenaries to investigate an alien Spire on a remote planet.The story begins in Chasm City just before the Melding Plague hits and moves quickly to the Tower where ascending the levels of the spire involves solving increasingly difficult mathematically puzzles Wrong answers are punishable by the unleashing of devastating traps that slice and dice until the right answer is entered.As imaginative as the slice and dice mechanisms released are the real story is about obsession and the depth one is willing to go to pursue that obsession Reynolds employs his customary jaw dropping twist taking that extra step from the bizarre to the outright insane.This works well as a short story, limiting time spent in setup to concentrate on the main event ie The Spire Recommended to existing fans of the Revelation Space series.4 stars


  2. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    EXTREMELY similar premise to Algis Budrys Rogue Moon As in that story, a mysterious extraterrestrial structure is discovered which seems to be designed to challenge all those who enter it and failures are destroyed As in the other story, exceptional contenders are recruited, and duplicate bodies are considered as a possible method of solving the puzzle.The main differences are that this story is not at all sexist, unlike Budrys , and that this p EXTREMELY similar premise to Algis Budrys Rogue Moon As in that story, a mysterious extraterrestrial structure is discovered which seems to be designed to challenge all those who enter it and failures are destroyed As in the other story, exceptional contenders are recruited, and duplicate bodies are considered as a possible method of solving the puzzle.The main differences are that this story is not at all sexist, unlike Budrys , and that this piece focuses on telling a good story, rather than spouting off on random theories about manliness Although, this one does indeed have something to say about what constitutes hu manliness I have read that this is part of Reynolds Revelation Space writings, and it is clearly presented as a single incident in the life of a character who undoubtedly appears in other books


  3. Rasheed Rasheed says:

    Also collected in Infinities The Very Best of British SF TodayA tale of blood and brainpower offers nonstop thrillsAsimov s Science Fiction MagazineExcellentChronicleA startling and ambitious story that anyone who was drawn to the questions raised by Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep will enjoy Once again, PS Publishing has brought us a tantalizing treat with another dazzlerSF Site Also collected in Infinities The Very Best of British SF TodayA tale of blood and brainpower offers nonstop thrillsAsimov s Science Fiction MagazineExcellentChronicleA startling and ambitious story that anyone who was drawn to the questions raised by Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep will enjoy Once again, PS Publishing has brought us a tantalizing treat with another dazzlerSF Site


  4. Nicky Nicky says:

    Diamond Dogs is a really effective novella, for my money I reread it recently, but I remembered the key points from the first time I d read it a twisty story that got under my skin There s lots of little references and clues to point you to what the story is going to do, and there s plenty of worldbuilding and detail to keep you wondering It helps to know a little bit about the larger universe of Reynolds books, just for background but it s not necessary.It s creepy and psychological and Diamond Dogs is a really effective novella, for my money I reread it recently, but I remembered the key points from the first time I d read it a twisty story that got under my skin There s lots of little references and clues to point you to what the story is going to do, and there s plenty of worldbuilding and detail to keep you wondering It helps to know a little bit about the larger universe of Reynolds books, just for background but it s not necessary.It s creepy and psychological and well structured It s just one of those novellas which perfectly gets under the skin, scratches that itch, etc, etc I won t give away anything else Originally reviewed on my blog


  5. Karl Karl says:

    This hardcover edition of Diamond Dogs is numbered 28 of 400 signed and numbered copies, signed by Alistair Reynolds and the introducer of the book Stephen Baxter.This novella is set in the Inhibitors universe.


  6. C A C A says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Sorry Alastair, i like your work but this is predictable, improbable, at least 10 chapters with the same structure, discussing the same things and same mathematical problem solving to do always the same open the next door Nothing to taste or participate Written by Siri or Cortana.


  7. William William says:

    Diamond DogsBluntly, I found Diamond Dogs mostly dull and verbose, and mostly predictable The characters were unsympathetic, except perhaps for Celestine The last few pages were the best, even verging on poignant.


  8. Andrew Ten broek Andrew Ten broek says:

    This novelette is a run of the mill horror story about a certain Spire that a group of adventurists is interested in, because it contains puzzles that needs solving Nobody knows what is at the summit of the Spire, so the mystery enhances the group of people that have gone to explore it As can be expected in this type of horror story, the group of people get reduced by the punishments the rooms in the Spire sends off to them whenever they get the wrong answer to a puzzle The ending did have a This novelette is a run of the mill horror story about a certain Spire that a group of adventurists is interested in, because it contains puzzles that needs solving Nobody knows what is at the summit of the Spire, so the mystery enhances the group of people that have gone to explore it As can be expected in this type of horror story, the group of people get reduced by the punishments the rooms in the Spire sends off to them whenever they get the wrong answer to a puzzle The ending did have a bit of a surprise and explains the title Diamond Dogs, but unfortunately it didn t make the overall story that much better to me I know Reynolds can do much better than this, like with the original Revelation Space trilogy, so I was a bit disappointed with this short story


  9. Jw_gr Jw_gr says:

    First Reynolds novel I didn t really enjoy.


  10. Igor Raffaele Igor Raffaele says:

    I don t judge this astounding story by its word count, but by how long it stayed with me Powerful, compact, with a mystery as deep as time itself, and some unforgettable characters Diamond dogs indeed.


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Diamond Dogs [Download] ➶ Diamond Dogs Author Alastair Reynolds – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The planet Golgotha supposedly lifeless resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire, which has The planet Golgotha supposedly lifeless resides in a remote star system, far from those inhabited by human colonists It is home to an enigmatic machinelike structure called the Blood Spire, which has already brutally and systematically claimed the lives of one starship crew that attempted to uncover its secrets But nothing will deter Richard Swift from exploring this object of alien origin.

  • Paperback
  • 111 pages
  • Diamond Dogs
  • Alastair Reynolds
  • English
  • 10 April 2019
  • 1902880269

About the Author: Alastair Reynolds

I m Al, now a Goodreads author I used to be a space scientist, and now I m a writer, although for a time the two careers ran in parallel I started off publishing short stories in the British SF magazine Interzone in the early s, then eventually branched into novels I write about a novel a year and try to write a few short stories as well Some of my books and stories are set in a consistent future named after Revelation Space, the first novel, but I ve done a lot of other things as well and I like to keep things fresh between books I was born in Wales, but raised in Cornwall, and then spent time in the north of England and Scotland I moved to the Netherlands to continue my science career and stayed there for a very long time, before eventually returning to WalesIn my spare time I am a very keen runner, and I also enjoying hill walking, birdwatching, horse riding, guitar and model making I also dabble with paints now and then I met my wife in the Netherlands through a mutual interest in climbing and we married back in Wales We live surrounded by hills, woods and wildlife, and not too much excitement.