The Mind Pool

The Mind Pool In the rd Century out of all the races of the galaxy only humanity has discovered the secret of travel between the stars not so much because we re smart but because we are incredibly gadget orien

  • Title: The Mind Pool
  • Author: Charles Sheffield
  • ISBN: 9780671721657
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In the 23rd Century, out of all the races of the galaxy, only humanity has discovered the secret of travel between the stars not so much because we re smart, but because we are incredibly gadget orientated We are also, compared to the galaxy s highest sophisticated norms, very, very tough, which most of the time does nothing for our social acceptability But when a threIn the 23rd Century, out of all the races of the galaxy, only humanity has discovered the secret of travel between the stars not so much because we re smart, but because we are incredibly gadget orientated We are also, compared to the galaxy s highest sophisticated norms, very, very tough, which most of the time does nothing for our social acceptability But when a threat to all life in the galaxy arises from non living biological constructs, suddenly the peculiar human virtues of valor and stubbornness make us the sword wielding saviours of All

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    1. Sheffield wrote The Nimrod Hunt (1986) first, then added one story line and changed the ending a bit to get The Mind Pool (1993). Without putting any spoilers in, I'll try to describe the book. He created a universe where humans have started to explore space, and have found three alien races. The races that humanity has met are totally peaceful, so peaceful in fact that the concept of killing another sentient being is painful for them.Of course humanity is worried about threats from unexplored r [...]

    2. This story is a trip. There's some unstoppable space monsters and they send a rag-tag team of different alien species to try and stop them. For some reason, of all the races in the galaxy, humans are unique in their violent tendencies. I don't know why other species would have evolved without the means of self-defense. It doesn't make any sense. Also, for some reason, in the future, computers can't beat humans at chess. I don't think Sheffield knows much about the human condition.

    3. This book was surprisingly good, quite imaginative, great subplots, totally believable characters you will definitely feel for, what a great writer! It will keep you guessing until the end. I'll definitely read more work by this author.

    4. The original version of this novel was The Nimrod Hunt, written as a tribute to Alfred Bester and attempting a Besterite style. This was revised and re-released with the title of 'The Mind Pool' as Sheffield was apparently not happy with the original ending. Centuries from now, Man has moved out into space and formed alliances with a group of alien races. The aliens are all, it appears, mentally unable to accept the concept of killing sentient life and are both appalled and fascinated by Humanit [...]

    5. My main question after reading The Mind Pool is why is there a cat's head on the cover? I didn't notice it until I was almost all the way through the book, and I haven't been able to come up with a decent explanation for it.To start off, I have not read The Nimrod Hunt so I cannot compare the two versions of this story. I enjoyed reading The Mind Pool, but it felt a bit choppy between the story lines towards the end. I am sure that I missed at least a few things and I look forward to reading the [...]

    6. This is a deeply weird book, touted on the cover as being "as far out as hard science fiction can go." The cover itself is wild. I like some of Sheffield's other work, but this one never really gets going. The back cover reads:"The Nimrod Hunt" is• One of the most stunningly original novels of 1986• High adventure for High IQs• So far out that only a master of Science fiction could of written it• So technically correct that only a master of science could have written it• Awash with con [...]

    7. Not a bad book. I would go half a star up if they had half stars. Solid 3.5. I wasn't overly happy with the ending, as most of the characters other than Nimrod and Amas had no development or learning of any kind. It kind of reminded me of a Greek tragedy, where the characters all had a fatal flaw that ultimately brought about their own destruction. Also, the women were kind of weak, giving in to the men over and over again, where even at the end, they ended up being nursemaids. Though arguably, [...]

    8. This book is an older one, but was recommended and loaned to me by a friend when I asked for an example of good sci-fi writing. I found the story to be pretty engaging and it had several side stories that described a vision of the future I thought was decently believable. No magic dressed up as science, and I enjoyed the examination of what alien life might be like. It didn't get to crazy into details, but imagined several distinct life forms that weren't just humanoid things with antennae. I'm [...]

    9. This book had a lot of great ideas and scenes, but it failed to deliver in the character department. I kept wanting to skip sections of it that were focused on certain individuals that I felt were extraneous story tangents. It was hard to like any of the characters to be honest, they were all leaden and felt more like caricatures than actual people. That said, the plot itself had massive potential and I kept forcing myself to read, despite the face pacing, until the too quick, and depressing end [...]

    10. I'm not sure if I really knew what was going on the entire time. But I didn't care too much. It didn't seem to end real well for any of the characters. There was a silly sex scene that the author forced into the plot. If you are melding with 3 other alien minds, is it necessary for the human to have sex? Why do the 3 aliens get to experience human sex? Why didn't the human experience 3 types of alien sex? Thus, it didn't make sense and was just contrived to have a sex scene.

    11. I like Charles Sheffield but this book rates only a three as I seemed to have to work to stay interested. It was an interesting story about the future but just to the level of 3 stars.

    12. I love these mid-future books (2500's). This one was great up until the last few chapters. Weird ending, but still pretty good

    13. This was a really neat book. Cool aliens, interesting setting. I read it a long time ago but the idea of the Piperilla and King Bester always seems to pop up in my head.

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