Sunday, May 20, 2012

Champion of Mars - Guy Haley

Another novel in the same Future History as that of his Richards and Klein works. This new Planetary Romance definitely takes Future History to the extreme as the beginnings of Martian settlement feature in one story strand, merely three years after the AI Five crisis that was some years in the past in the other stories. Featuring an AI-phobic biologist. The second major strand relates to the title, where the greatest warrior, his powered armour and his AI companion tire of their existence and decide to change, leading him deep into a plot to free humanity. Technology here allows serial immortality. All on a baroque future Mars. The rest of it loops back and around and has interludes at various periods between these two extremes of three years post Five crisis and tens of thousands of years in the future as you begin to realise who the various people are in the different time frames. 3.5 out of 5

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