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Crescent City RhapsodyWhat would it feel like to live through a biological revolution Many science fiction writers chronicling a vast technological shift lose sight of the people who would have to deal with it Not so Kathleen Ann Goonan whose Crescent City Rhapsody is the third of her Nanotech Cycle novels Each of her characters is profoundly real and the things that happen to them are as confusing awe inspiring and terrifying as you might expect Goonan's story begins with the assassination of Marie Laveau New Orleans cyber entrepreneur and grand niece of the famous voudoun ueen By prior arrangement Marie is resurrected into a cloned body and prepares for revenge but. I didn't realize I was jumping into the middle of a series but you don't actually need to have read #1 2 to enjoy this one In this book a pulse comes from outer space and interferes with radio communication causing worldwide havoc and forcing the governments of the world to find alternative means of communication Additionally children who were conceived at the time of the first pulse grow up to have altered brains that give them special abilities but also leave them writhing in pain when radio and other broadcast signals do manage to be sent out Goonan not only gives us a wonderful idea story but does a great job of creating complex characters who aren't all good or all bad and definitely aren't stereotypes I loved this so much that I am planning to read the next in the series very soon Highly highly recommended to fans of spec fic

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CHARACTERS · Crescent City Rhapsody Ð What would it feel like to live through a biological revolution Many science fiction writers chronicling a vast technological shift lose sight of the people who would have to deal with it Not so Kathleen Ann Goonan whose Crescent City Rhapsody is the third of her Nanotech Cycle novels Each of her characters She awakens into a world beset by the Silence periodic bursts of microchip destroying radiation from space Enter Dr Zeb Aberly a bipolar astrophysicist whose manic episodes help him understand that the Silence contains an alien message and perhaps the potential to change humanity's biology radically Meanwhile in Japan a young biotechnician seals her fate when she helps steal the recipe for a Universal Assembler a nanotech tool of fearsome power and destructive capability The stage is set for a revolution and Goonan delivers with complex interwoven story lines that resemble the rhythms and structure of a jazz composition Brightly colored lines wer. It’s post apocalyptic and nanotechnology heavy Overall a good story but with lots of characters to keep track ofRemember this is the preuel to ueen City Jazzread it first

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E inching their way up buildings like plants in a fast growing jungle She moved briskly but her heart was lifeless She was looking at her past and seeing a future that she was not a part of People sat leaning against buildings here and there which was the hardest to see They were not begging Their brains were changing They were adapting to the new city As cities become organisms a new generation of profoundly different humans comes of age and hope dawns in Crescent City and Goonan directs the show with artistic flair Crescent City Rhapsody is confusing and delightful a swoony harmony of words swirling around crisply melodic ideas Therese Littleto. Kathleen Ann Goonan the author majored in English Literature and Philosophy at Virginia Polytechnic InstituteHer writing is elouent thoughtful and often profound Her love of jazz and music in general gives it yet another dimension Her main interest in this book is in biotechnical advances which have the potential to make and unmake our world in ways that strain credibility Yet I believe she's done her homework and that a large percentage of what she writes about here can indeed happen My favorite passage from the book takes place in New Orleans Kita we still have a challengeMarie the most powerful person in New Orleans What's thatKita This new metapheromone mix is activated in human brains by the repetition of a certain strong rhythm Marie We can do rhythm This is an outstanding novel Thanks to Adam Booker for recommending it to my wife who recommended it to me