Ventus

Ventus

by Karl Schroeder
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Ventus 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ventus is a novel of information apocalypse set in the far future. For a thousand years the sovereign Winds have maintained the delicate ecological balance of the terraformed planet Ventus. Now an alien force threatens to wrest control of the terraforming system away from the Winds. Jordan Mason, a young tradesman, is thrust into the midst of an ancient galactic conflict when he becomes the only human on Ventus who can locate the source of the alien threat. But will he side with the Winds, who have brutally suppressed technological development among the human colonists of Ventus? Or will he throw in his lot with an entity that may be planning to remake Ventus in its own, deathly image? Ventus incorporates ideas about nanotechnology, terraforming, and information theory in an epic tale of war, tragic love, betrayal and transcendence. (Of course I've rated this book at five stars, but that's just 'cause I'm proud of it. You'll want to form your own opinion.)
Anonymous 6 months ago
Not a very technical hard style but more of a charter discovery style. Could use a few sequels maybe since there was mention of humanity off world from the setting.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I started this book tentatively, as it was on sale and seemed to start slowly. Then it picked up. It kept going, out the window and into the Beyond. This ranks up there with other groundbreaking novels. I'm surprised that I never heard of it before. It transforms AI into a wonderful friend and deadly enemy. I'll be checking to see what else this author has written. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, gripping. Very enjoyable read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book after I read it had to do with nano-technology and world building. The beginning couple of chapters needed to be struggled through but once it gets going it delivers. Big time! He deals with issues that I've always wished the Star Trek people would tackle about the meaning of life and the definition of sentience. The world building is wonderous and thought provoking. Just a great read!