Logos Run

Logos Run

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by William C. Dietz, Sean Runnette
     
 

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Making good on a promise to a dead man, Rebo must deliver an AI known as Logos to a mysterious backwater planet. Once there, Logos will be capable of restoring the system of star gates that once knitted the settled worlds together. But as the Techno Society wars with murderous antitechnics, Rebo gets caught in the middle-and all he can do is run.  See more details below

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Making good on a promise to a dead man, Rebo must deliver an AI known as Logos to a mysterious backwater planet. Once there, Logos will be capable of restoring the system of star gates that once knitted the settled worlds together. But as the Techno Society wars with murderous antitechnics, Rebo gets caught in the middle-and all he can do is run.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Accompanied by the beautiful Lonni Norr, a Sensitive with the uncanny ability to perceive danger, interstellar courier Jak Rebo must transport the brilliant artificial intelligence known as Logos to an out-of-the-way planet where it can restore the system of star gates that allowed travel among distant worlds. When forces that oppose the recentralization of the star systems give chase, Jak and Lonni try to stay one step ahead. The sequel to Runner by the author of Earthrise is filled with intrigue, action, and a smattering of romance. For larger sf collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Second adventure in Dietz's planet-hopping, far-future series (Runner, 2005). Interstellar courier Jak Rebo promised the dead scientist Milos Lysander that he would convey the supercilious artificial intelligence named Logos to the planetoid Socket, where the AI can restore the downed system of star gates and thereby arrest humanity's long slide toward barbarism. In this universe, dead people hang around on the spirit plane, communicating via psychic "sensitives" and occasionally taking over their bodies. Jak's team consists of the sensitive Lonni Norr (she channels for Lysander) and hulking bodyguard Hoggles. Via Lonni, Lysander provides occasional advice and assistance, inasmuch as he is the former Emperor Hios, creator of the original star-gate system before he succumbed to megalomania-a general trend among these characters-and only he knows that there's another Logos, a version 1.2 now known as Sogol, as capable as Logos but without the latter's lust for power. Jak's task is no easy one, however, because the Techno Society intends to grab Logos so it can control the star-gate system itself. The Techno Society is formidable enough, with deformed genius Omar Tephos, dead megalomaniac Jevan Kane, Kane's sensitive channel Arn Dyson, combat variant Shaz and alluring assassin Du Phan; worse, they control most of the star gates that still operate. Also throwing roadblocks in Jak and company's direction are various religious-fanatic anti-technology locals, a bunch of homicidal clowns and roustabouts from a traveling circus, a starship infested with cannibals and, unbeknownst to Jak, Logos itself, which hates humanity and intends to control the star gates for itself. Some arresting ideas, butgiven only a cursory workout in favor of nonstop action and starship velocity.
From the Publisher
"In a military SF novel that will entertain [listeners] with a taste for cheerfully casual mayhem, much treachery and betrayal ensue, and there's seldom a dull-or quiet-moment." —Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452619309
Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
03/05/2014
Series:
Run Duology Series, #2
Edition description:
Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Sean Runnette, a multiple AudioFile Earphones Award winner, has produced several Audie Award–winning audiobooks. He is a member of the American Repertory Theater company, and his television and film appearances include Two If by Sea, Copland, Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Third Watch.

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Logos Run 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Dietz is generally one of my favorite authors and I thought he did a wonderful job setting up the story line in the first book of the series, Runner. However, while Logos Run keeps your continuing interest in the tale and the characters, it feels like Dietz simply runs out of time and seems to hurry through the action packed ending. I was left with a feeling that surely there should be another couple of chapters to tie up loose ends.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In the very far distant future, an interstellar civilization developed that spread throughout the distant star systems. Humanity advanced because of star gates which allowed instant travel from one planet to another no matter what star system they were in. The star gates went offline after revolution decimated whole systems and the long slide into barbarianism has begun. Few star gates remain operational with most of those run by the mysterious Techno Society whose leader is Omar Tepho.---------------- Runner Jak Rebo, sensitive Lonni Nor, heavy worlder Bo Hoggless and sentient A.I. Logos are on the planet Thara keeping a promise to a dead man, Lysander who in an early age was the Emperor Hios. His corrupt rule instigated the revolution and now he wants to make amends by having Logos install itself on the plant Sprocket so that the AI can start reseeding the star gates to enable civilization to climb back to its former glory. Tepho wants control of the star gates and as the heroes travel from planet to planet for reasons known only to the crafty Logos, Tepho and his minion are either there or one stop behind them. ----------------- Williams C. Dietz is one of the grandmasters of space opera. LOGOS RUN is full of action adventure, intrigue and surprises as the protagonists strive to do what is best for humanity by not letting the star gates fall into hands where they would be used to rule over mankind. Logos almost steals the show as he has his own agenda and manipulates those around to help him carry out his plans. The well thought out storyline is populated by interesting characters representing a civilization on a downward spiral.------------ Harriet Klausner