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  • ISBN 0812557913
  • ISBN13 978-0812557916
  • Language English
  • Author Walter Jon Williams
  • Publisher Tor Books (May 15, 1987)
  • Formats mobi azw lrf azw
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Science Fiction
  • Size ePub 1570 kb
  • Size Fb2 1788 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 336

Fiona and her cousin Kira, both from Earth, explore in disguise a world ruled by medieval barons

Other Books by Walter Jon Williams. As they progressed from the cool upper pastures to the lower slopes where spring was already flowering, it seemed as if the season advanced with even greater speed.

Other Books by Walter Jon Williams. It was a little frightening, this sudden burgeoning with its chaos of color, smell, and texture, surprising after years of colorless ship-time.

Ambassador of Progress book. Walter Jon Williams has published twenty novels and short fiction collections. Most are science fiction or fantasy -Hardwired, Voice of the Whirlwind, Aristoi, Metropolitan, City on Fire to name just a few - a few are historical adventures, and the most recent, The Rift, is a disaster novel in which "I just basically pound a part of the planet down to bedrock. And that's just the opening chapters Walter Jon Williams has published twenty novels and short fiction collections.

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Walter Jon Williams (born 1953) is an American writer, primarily of science fiction

Walter Jon Williams (born 1953) is an American writer, primarily of science fiction. Previously he wrote nautical adventure fiction under the name Jon Williams, in particular, a series of historical novels set during the age of sail, Privateers and Gentlemen (1981–1984). As Jon Williams, he designed the game Heart of Oak (1982) and Privateers and Gentlemen (1983) for Fantasy Games Unlimited.

by Walter Jon Williams. Williams has an above-average knack for fast pacing, gritty realism, and high-tech details.

Well-developed characters, an intriguing plot and a clear-eyed view of the double-edged sword called change make an engrossing book. LIBRARY JOURNAL Williams has an above-average knack for fast pacing, gritty realism, and high-tech details. BOOKLISTAn interstellar catastrophe has left humanity scattered on dozens of primitive worlds. Fiona is an emissary to one such world, charged with helping the inhabitants of Echidne rise from barbarism the Brodaini, the world’s most ferocious warri.

Ambassador of Progress - Walter Jon Williams. Cover art by Phil Booth. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions in any form. Other Books by Walter Jon Williams. Voice of the Whirlwind. You are kept guessing through the whole book what the mysterious purpose of the outsider is, and whether the two groups of people are even truely Human. Teen and Young Adult. Select Format: Paperback. Mass Market Paperback. Literature & Fiction.

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Walter Jon Williams is a visionary of tremendous power and originality. He kills every damn time. -Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning authorSean Makin was a washed-up child actor, until Dagmar Shaw made him a star

Walter Jon Williams is a visionary of tremendous power and originality. -Junot Díaz, Pulitzer Prize-winning authorSean Makin was a washed-up child actor, until Dagmar Shaw made him a star. Now he's starring in a big-budget action thriller that offers him the chance to become a box-office titan. Except the action and the thrills aren't just in the movie.

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Quamar
If you like Shogun or Game of Thrones, you should like this book. While the backdrop of the story is science fiction, most the action takes place on a planet where human civilization is beginning to emerge from a feudal stage and is still without firearms. There are three main protagonists. The first is Fiona, one of a handful of "ambassadors" on the planet from a highly advanced human civilization. She claims to be there to help, without direct aid, the present civilization evolve to a more sophisticated one, both in regards to societal structure and technology. The second protagonist is a merchant prince, Necias, who heads a local country. The third, and in my opinion, most interesting protagonist is Tegestu, who is leader of a warrior clan that years earlier was evicted from its homeland. He, and his people, are basically soldiers for Necias and have sworn loyalty to Necias. Tegestu's people are more physically powerful than Necias' peoples, and live by a rigid code of ethics and honor. Think samurai built like Vikings.

The revolt of a warrior clan related to Tegestu's against the city/state it had allied with draws Necias and Tegestu into the conflict. Necias needs Tegestu to stomp out the revolt. Tegestu is bound by his oath to Necias, but hungers for a new homeland for his people. Fiona attempts to remain neutral, despite becoming emotionally drawn into the conflict. The power plays that ensue rival those in Game of Thrones as each protagonists attempts to what is best from their perspective.

There is one plot hole towards the end, in my opinion, but it is unrelated to the main story, and I was happy to ignore it.
Fordredor
It's not Aristoi, or Angel Station, or even Hardwired, but WJW on a slow day still leads the pack. Others have dealt with the issues of the local effects of the collapse of an interstellar human civilization and the ethics of contact with less-highly-developed civilizations. In this instance, Williams, with his typical slightly-off-center insight, displayed in his Ambassador a uniquely, realistically complex interplay of conflicting motivations, both noble and all-too-human. The result was a new way of looking at old themes, and the extent of the influence of this novel on subsequent writers should be the subject of study, if someone has the time. The point of view shifted back and forth from Fiona's to those of the major players on the subject world, which diluted character development in some of the details, but over all contributed to the reader's understanding of the human dynamics and the inevitability and uncertainty of the outcome. Nicely balanced narrative with a focus that narrowed steadily to a guardedly optimistic conclusion.
Goll
This is an interesting story concept and it was well written and developed. I realize that this is a novel of some historic significance by a noted author, but I find stories in which the author feels the need to develop and use a significant amount of an alien language in telling the story to detract significantly from the enjoyment of the story itself. I would not recommend this book unless you are interested in learning a lot of word from a non-existent language.
Camper
Well written and thought out about a "superior" race can help bring along one that is not so advanced, without causing horrible social upheaval. A different "take" on the concept of how to "safely" challenge violating the STAR TREK concept of the Prime Directive. Interesting twist at the end of why it was important to try and advance the "not so advanced" planets....
Galanjov
Good read. The esoteric names and language was somewhat distracting.
I understand the use as a device for the story.

The other bummer is .... it is setup for a follow-on work.
I see no indication that Jon is going to do another to continue the story.
Swordsong
Never have I seen an invasion story so artfully done. It is not until the end of the story that we understand how masterfully the humans have tricked the humans into becoming their soldiers.
Onnell
The book is well written. It is more of a history lesson about two different cultures with an advanced outsider thrown into the story
This was the author's first book, and you can tell, its rough around the edges. Still an interesting story, with great characters.