Macroscope [Piers Anthony] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of Piers Anthony’s most loved works! A great interwoven exciting story . A “hard SF” novel by Piers Anthony, who usually writes fantasy, in which mathematics forms a basis of communication between humans and intelligent aliens. Macroscope by Piers Anthony – book cover, description, publication history.

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Better than his other stuff. So, that makes one less question off my list before I can die in peace!! Paperbackpages. Harold, a talented engineer, uses the information from one of the signals to build a device reducing their bodies to a liquid state, allowing them to accelerate at 10 g and escape the pursuing ships. Blah, blah, blah, the last word is Spanish, the first one is Finnish, blah, blah, what’s the “I”?

Sword Game by H. Thanks to Daren Scot Wilson for bringing it to my attention! Will try to read it again soon and see what it’s like now. Macroscope bel Loose and rambling with annoying stereotypical characters that made me think it was written in the s when women were only either good wives or good-for-now.

Simple shapes, equations, etc. 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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Will t I liked the style of writing of this book as well as the characters. But in the hands of the maccroscope man, the macroscope could be immensely destructive-infinitely more dangerous than the nuclear bomb. How macrosxope pull this off and what happens from this point is mind bending. The ending was also quite amazing. By analyzing information carried on macrons, this unbelievable tool brought the whole universe of wonders to man’s doorstep.


That really gets on my nerves.

This reveals a number of broadcasts from farther out in space. I would like to give it four stars for the many cool ideas in it using planets and moons as spaceships to punch through hyperspace; an intergalactic signal that if you’re intelligent enough to understand leads you down an inevitable logical chain that burns your brain out, lo I’m most familiar with Piers Anthony macrosocpe his light-hearted fantasy series Xanth that I read as a youngling nerd, so it was very interesting to read this early, amcroscope more serious and ambitious science fiction novel of his.

The central mystery of the book was just compelling enough to get through to the end, but the revelation wasn’t all that satisfying and the denouement was very bland.

Over time, and with further help from Ivo, the group watches a benign form the entire broadcast, which they come to call “traveller”. Thankfully this archaic attitude declines as the plot chugs along towards an exciting conclusion.

Perhaps I’ll find it again. Rydra Wong, the gorgeous supergenius poet and linguist, has ended up on this huge spaceship which turns out to be called Jebel Tarik.


Piers Anthony was born in August,in Kacroscope, England. I started reading this primarily for research purposes: Love fantasy, the absurd, the fantastic. Two reasons, at least, it could be considered math fiction: Thursday, September 4, For the latter, there is at least a satisfactory tang of galactic history sprinkled between some of the erratic drivel roughly Buy this work of mathematical fiction and read reviews at amazon.


I suspect I’ll read it at least once again to make a final decision. They refer to the blocking signal simply as the “destroyer”. Among the things the travelers find is a place so unthinkably distant in space and time that it may in fact be at the other end of the continuum—within us—a place where ancient symbols come to life and battle with the souls of men.

However, over-riding all of these signals is another of enormous power, one of such strength that it must have been constructed by a Type II civilization. Jan 16, Cynthia rated it really liked it Shelves: Maacroscope course this makes no sense at all, but I guess the writer was horny when he wrote it or something.

I came across a copy of this at an estate sale and was so excited to read it again, remembering it as this amazing book that had so much to say about the universe and how it worked. Feb 23, Manny rated it liked it Shelves: Afterward, circumstances dictate that he and fo Interesting and pierx enjoyable.

One warning – it is a product of it’s era, and includes sexism throughout that is not tolerated in this day and age. I was intrigued and its ideas and images stayed with me all these years.

However I had trouble getting by the main character’s intentionally dull presence, and his slightly overcooked sexist views of another main character.