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Macroscope

Throughout history, man has been searching for better ways to gather information about his universe. But although they may have longed for it, not even the most brilliant minds could conceive of a device as infinitely powerful or as immeasurably precise as the macroscope, until the twenty-first century. By analyzing information carried on macrons, this unbelievable tool brought the whole universe of wonders to man's doorstep.

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Macroscope

Throughout history, man has been searching for better ways to gather information about his universe. But although they may have longed for it, not even the most brilliant minds could conceive of a device as infinitely powerful or as immeasurably precise as the macroscope, until the twenty-first century. By analyzing information carried on macrons, this unbelievable tool brought the whole universe of wonders to man's doorstep.

The macroscope was seen by many as the salvation of the human race. But in the hands of the wrong man, the macroscope could be immensely destructive-infinitely more dangerous than the nuclear bomb. By searching to know too much, man could destroy the very essence of his mind. This is the powerful story of man's struggle with technology, and also the story of his human struggle with himself.

This novel takes us across the breathtaking ranges of space as well as through the most touching places in the human heart. It is a story of coming of age, of sacrifice, and of love. It is the story of man's desperate search for a compromise between his mind and his heart, between knowledge and humanity.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780380002092
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/1976
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 480

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Brilliant!!!!

    If your looking for another "Xanth" novel you'll not find it here; and it's all the better for that fact.
    Don't get me wrong, I loved Mr. Anthony's Xanth stories BUT....
    Here in one magnificent Tomb is a look into the other mind of Piers Anthony and the most incredible length and breadth of his imagination.
    This is 'hard' science-fiction at it's finest.
    So different from The 'Xanth' novels (that introduced me to Piers Anthony's collected works) it was hard for me to believe this novel came from the same mind as "A spell for Chameleon".
    Challenging to read ( at first ) but worth every moment......A MUST READ! Pure Joy! ...and like all good books, over to too soon.

    Brilliant!!!!...In my humble opinion.

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