Ramon San Andres San Andres itibaren Яновичи, Beyaz Rusya
Dürüst olmak gerekirse, bu kitap hakkında çok fazla hatırlamıyorum, ancak neden klasik olarak kabul edildiğini merak ettim. Hayal kırıklığına uğradım, bu bildiğim bir şey.
Set in the Culture universe, where Culture is the name of a starspanning civilisation largely controlled by benevolent AI Minds situated on planets, starships ranging in size from planetoid down to skimmers, drones and human sized robots. The book follows an operative of Special Circumstances, Culture's secretive organisation that covertly acts to push other civilisations towards acting for the betterment of their citizens and their neighbours. The story is interspersed with flashbacks from the operative's past which serve to explain what it is that haunts the operative. Good quick read.
Oof. I read The Radiant Way a long time ago and liked it, but this was awful. Drabble thinly disguises herself as a *different* aging British academic (why, why bother with the disguise?!?) and then channels (not very successfully) an eighteenth-century Korean princess. I say "not very successfully" because really most of it is Drabble imposing her late twentieth-century values and preoccupations on this hapless historical figure. Time travel gone really bad. Stay away, stay away.