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Tor, Dec 2002, 27.95, 348 pp.
ISBN: 0765301695

In the thirty-fifth century, scientists including historian Mortimer Gray awaken a twenty-second century human Madoc Tamlin from suspended animation. To his shock, Madoc learns that his revival was a prototype before the real effort of bringing back mankind's most important historical figure, Adam Zimmerman.

When global capitalism collapsed as predicted by the Marxists only too late for the Communists early in the twenty-first century, Adam took over the planet and actually averted an environmental disaster way beyond biblical proportions. He saved the world with his actions leading to the development of the emortal post-human culture based on technology. Madoc realizes that emortality does not mean perfect cohesiveness and harmony as factions argue over elements and definitions of emortality.

The six novels that make up Brian Stableford's futuristic history of humanity are incredible accomplishments that display what science fiction can achieve. The latest tale, THE OMEGA EXPEDITION, ties up loose ends while providing a deep thought-provoking cerebral tale? None of the sextet is a one-day read as the complexities seem inhuman for any person to have written, but worth the time for those fans who take delight in a brainiac novel and series

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 50% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Cultural problems, alien culture    -   Yes Culture clash-    -   one person from different culture of other persons

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   long lived adults

Setting

Earth setting:    -   distant future Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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