Implied Spaces by Walter Jon Williams

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Aristide, a semi-retired computer scientist turned swordsman, is a scholar of the implied spaces, seeking meaning amid the accidents of architecture in a universe where reality itself has been sculpted and designed by superhuman machine intelligence. While exploring the pre-technological world Midgarth, one of four dozen pocket universes created within a series of vast, orbital matrioshka computer arrays, Aristide uncovers a fiendish plot threatening to set off a nightmare scenario, perhaps even bringing about the ultimate Existential Crisis: the end of civilization itself. Traveling the pocket universes with his wormhole-edged sword Tecmesssa in hand and talking cat Bitsy, avatar of the planet-sized computer Endora, at his side, Aristide must find a way to save the multiverse from subversion, sabotage, and certain destruction.

About Walter Jon Williams

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Walter Jon Williams has been nominated repeatedly for every major SF award, including Hugo and Nebula Award nominations for his novel City on Fire. His most recent books are The Sundering, The Praxis, Destiny's Way, and The Rift. Mr. Williams lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife.
Published April 1, 2008 by Night Shade Books. 264 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Strange Horizons

Aristide's constant returns to the city show us that Williams is also more interested in the adventurous excursions in his book, that he may have even conceived them separately and smashed them together after the fact, and that he seems to be taking cues from games and gaming culture.

Sep 10 2008 | Read Full Review of Implied Spaces

Grasping For The Wind

But at the same time, it is impetus for the odd poetry of Aristide (a hero with a poet’s soul, in space?

Apr 15 2009 | Read Full Review of Implied Spaces

Escape Pod

The minutia, in that the details ethnic subsets, and the other worldly politics was all novelty this story had to offer, and open ends in that the story provided a fantasy world into which we may play out our own stories.

May 08 2008 | Read Full Review of Implied Spaces

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