The Cyborg and the Sorcerers

The Cyborg and the Sorcerers The cyborg code named Slant was sent out as an Independent Reconnaissance Unit during an interstellar war between Earth and its colonies The fighting ended three hundred years ago but Slant s compute

  • Title: The Cyborg and the Sorcerers
  • Author: Lawrence Watt-Evans
  • ISBN: 9780345344397
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The cyborg code named Slant was sent out as an Independent Reconnaissance Unit during an interstellar war between Earth and its colonies The fighting ended three hundred years ago, but Slant s computer does not admit this he is compelled to carry on as if the war were still raging Then he comes across a planet where his sensors register gravitational anomalies ThThe cyborg code named Slant was sent out as an Independent Reconnaissance Unit during an interstellar war between Earth and its colonies The fighting ended three hundred years ago, but Slant s computer does not admit this he is compelled to carry on as if the war were still raging Then he comes across a planet where his sensors register gravitational anomalies The computer interprets these as enemy weapons research The local inhabitants call the anomalies magic And don t miss the exciting sequel, The Wizard and the War Machine, available on this web site

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    1. Lawrence Watt-Evans is the best light fantasy writer of the past twenty years. He's put out some serious, massive fantasy tomes lately, too - as if P.G. Wodehouse were forced to write Wagnerian operas. Not that his serious stuff is bad, mind you! It's just not as good as his light fantasy.But once in a while he steps out of the fantasy field altogether, and the results are usually impressive. The Cyborg and the Sorcerers is a relatively early science fiction novel from Watt-Evans; I think it mig [...]

    2. Overall, I really enjoyed this book, it contains an interesting premise of a computer "assisted" cyborg, Slant, sent on espionage missions, but due to relativistic travel speeds, still operating 300 years after the war he was commissions for is over. With his command structure destroyed, there's no one to end his mission, and his only companion, the computer that controls his ship is set on continuing giving him missions of sabotage and destruction until properly released from it's last orders. [...]

    3. I wanted a sci-fi book to read and finish in one day. At 248 pages this book was it. It is a story which combines elements of Science Fiction and Fantasy creating a very enjoyable short story. I recommend it all who want to have a nice afternoon of reading. This is another great Lawrence Watt-Evans book, and I look forward to reading the other book in the series (OK, it’s a series of two). Lawrence Watt-Evans is a great author, and this book is another shining example of his abilities. I highl [...]

    4. A short take:Watt-Evans concocts a convincing class between interstellar technology and magical talent. The story reads like an extended Outer Limits episode--you know the type: one man faces the unknown with only his wits and a few gadgets to see him through. The story took some surprising violent turns and kept me interested throughout.

    5. Excellent book of tech meets fantasy. I like that the two different perspectives render different interpretations. How true it is today from superstition to religious belief or hard science skepticism. Thought provoking and just a blast to read.

    6. The beginning was very slow. It almost never takes me over a month to read a book. This book was not as good as some of the others by this author. However the ending was very satisfying and interesting.

    7. A bit brutal but an interesting take on the reluctant hero/fish out of water stories. Moves on quickly enough, easy read, great travel fodder.

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