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by Jeffrey A. Carver

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  • ISBN 0812533259
  • ISBN13 978-0812533255
  • Language English
  • Author Jeffrey A. Carver
  • Publisher Tor Books; First Printing edition (April 15, 1988)
  • Formats azw txt rtf lrf
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Science Fiction
  • Size ePub 1138 kb
  • Size Fb2 1829 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 474

The tale of an interstellar war conducted entirely by an Artitifical Intelligence light-years from the battle

The Rapture Effect (Paperback) by Jeffrey A. Carver. Quick read and fun ride! The author does a very credible job of establishing the humans, and the AI, and the aliens in this book. The characters might not have a lot of depth and dimensions, but they are likable nonetheless

The Rapture Effect (Paperback) by Jeffrey A. The characters might not have a lot of depth and dimensions, but they are likable nonetheless. And the AI has a great story as well.

The Rapture Effect (Paperback) by Jeffrey A.

The Rapture Effect book. Sep 04, 2017 Gordon Harris rated it really liked it. So far, so good.

Jeffrey A. Carver is the author of sixteen SF novels, including the ongoing Chaos Chronicles. Equally popular are his Star Rigger stories, including Dragon Space and Nebula finalist Eternity’s End. While his work is usually called hard SF, his greatest love remains character, story, and a healthy sense of wonder. Carver (born 1949) is an American science fiction author. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Brown University. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts. His novel Eternity's End was a finalist for the 2001 Nebula Awards. The Chaos Chronicles. Neptune Crossing (1994),

When star pilot Jael rebels against an abusive captain and flies the "mountain route" through the Flux, she dismisses a legend claiming that dragons lurk waiting for unwary riggers. But appear they do, challenging Jael to a fight to the death

When star pilot Jael rebels against an abusive captain and flies the "mountain route" through the Flux, she dismisses a legend claiming that dragons lurk waiting for unwary riggers. But appear they do, challenging Jael to a fight to the death.

The Rapture Effect - Jeffrey A. This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictitious, and any resemblance to real people or events is purely coincidental.

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by Jeffrey A. The tale of an interstellar war conducted entirely by an Artificial Intelligence light-years from the battle. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13: 9780312943813. Release Date: February 1987.

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Illustrates how keen ideas and good writing can be overwhelmed by silliness. If you have been looking for a story in which dance done to techno music saves Earth from conquest or destruction (aliens are so fascinated by our meditations--um, dance--that they call off the attack in order to learn more about these wacky humans), this book is for you. The AI in charge of fighting the war with the aliens decides the war can be lost but cannot be won and, without even its own knowledge (!!), buries the location of Earth in a probe the aliens are allowed to capture. Well, here come the aliens. And, uh-oh, it turns out they had tricks like micro-FTL jumps that we had never seen. Not good. It was never clear WHY the AI betrayed Earth's location, except that it apparently thought the aliens would call off the war if they saw how cool Earth was -- or something like that.

I was never clear who started the shooting war. The aliens are not bad guys as it turns out, but the AI had no way of knowing that. We're so used to AI constructs with omniscient powers that cannot be beaten. An AI that is a neurotic, hand-wringing mess is hard to credit. Three stars for the imagination and the concept. And if you don't really believe that dance is Important, you might want to pass on this one.
Whitebeard
This is a book I'd really like to give more stars to. It offers a number (maybe too many) of interesting concepts, and the characters are reasonably well fleshed out and plausible. The writing and editing were quite good. But somehow the whole assemblage just didn't completely gel.

As a device, the rapture field was particularly interesting. I would love to see a story about its development and early exploitation. There are moments where Mr. Carver's writing gives me a sense of 'being there' in this wonderful, mind-extending technology. (In my view, giving the reader such beyond-present-reality experiences is one of the unique things great science fiction can do.) Unfortunately for *this* story, these moments were too diluted by other complexities of the narrative to fully enjoy.

One problem with the characters was that all of them seemed to be a little too much driven along by events without really much of a clue as to what was happening or why it was happening. Even the AI seemed to have this problem! I'd be more satisfied by a slightly greater sense of competence and agency, at least for a few of the characters.

I've read one other of Mr. Carver's stories -- From a Changeling Star -- and had somewhat similar reactions to it. Both stories left me wanting more, but just not more of the same! I'll probably read another of his books, hoping that his fertile imagination can produce something I can enjoy unreservedly.
Kupidon
In some ways this was a challenging book to read. Several times I thought about quitting it, but was impelled to continue with it. I am very glad I finished it. I understand why I had some difficulty with it. Mr Carvers has so skillfully created a new world with such depth and compassion it feels as though it is an actual place. I had to adjust my way of thinking about the story and allow my expectations to relax and let the story unfold in the way the author intended. The alien characters are presented as unique and believable individual entities with specific personalities. The humans are equally diverse and sympathetic. The plot is not all that original, but that is not necessarily a flaw. What is original is the story twists and the development of the main character, which turns out to be not what might have been expected. Four stars is from my own spectrum of evaluation. There are not that many five books in existence. I thoroughly enjoyed this one!
Whatever
The Rapture Effect draws a compelling future world which is a believable extension of developments in technology and yet so different from our own that it may be disorienting at first. The deeper connection between technology, music and dance play an essential and surprising role in the story. The central characters are The Core, the primary AI of the future internet and the team of professionals and artists it persuades to tinker with its programming in order to win a secret war it is waging against aliens over a contested solar system. Characters begin as caricatures, but get fleshed out somewhat as the action progresses so that the reader can begin to care what happens to them. With both human and alien survival at stake there is a race against time to understand the reasons each side has for fighting and then try to establish some sort of diplomatic end of hostilities. If you are interested in stories of first contact, sentient computer systems, and questions related to the place of the arts and emotional expression in constructing meaning, you will probably enjoy this book.
Steelraven
The Rapture Effect (Paperback) by Jeffrey A. Carver

Quick read and fun ride! The author does a very credible job of establishing the humans, and the AI, and the aliens in this book. The characters might not have a lot of depth and dimensions, but they are likable nonetheless. And the AI has a great story as well. The Ell are also quite alien, but understandable.
All this makes for a pleasant read, so go ahead and read it.
Buridora
I enjoyed reading this book and it kept my attention from start to finish. I was especially intrigued by the subject of Artificial Intelligence and how humans might relate to it, combined with a First Contact scenario, and an Invasion from Space scenario.
Yalone
hard to understand what was going on, not at all enjoyable
but this story of 3 worlds—3 different ways of existing and communicating and loving and grieving and hating and connecting—filled me with wonder and hope. I will let others give a plot-specific book report; all I can do at this point, seconds after finishing Jeffrey Carver’s brilliant story, is gulp in great, grateful, breaths of rapturous air.