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ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy LiteratureIt s the Jubilee Year on the planet Miranda Every 200 years the planet floods and humans must leave until Miranda s continents are reborn Miranda used to be the home of an indigenous species of shapeshifters who during Jubilee would return to their auatic forms until the waters receded but it seems that humans have killed them offGregorian who lives on Miranda but was educated off planet by a rich and distant father now styles himself a magician and is telling the citizens of Miranda that he can transform them into sea creatures so they can stay on the planet He has stolen a piece of proscribed technology from Earth and our protagonist who we know only as the bureaucrat has been sent to find out what Gregorian has up his sleeve The bureaucrat must track down Gregorian before the Jubilee tides flood the planet During his uest he learns about the exotic planet s history meets several strange residents does a lot of hallucinating has a lot of sex worries about his job back home and gets hooked on a local soap opera The middle of the book bogs down in a haze of drugs and sex which feels slightly self indulgent but Swanwick manages to make it fit the plot In the end it s not just Miranda that changesStations of the Tide which has been compared to Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness is often surreal and confusing but this seems to fit the dark exotic planet The setting was my favorite part of the story Miranda is both beautiful and frightening I especially loved the Grandfather Tree which has many trunks descending from its huge branches and houses a caf and a shipwreckThen there s the technology the bureaucrat has a walking talking briefcase and can split his consciousness into surrogate electronic forms that can run errands for him He s very surprised to find that the Mirandans had even higher forms of technology until they were made illegal by the bureaucrat s agency The Mirandans resent thisSome readers are likely to be put off by the nameless bureaucrat because he s somewhat flat and emotionless for much of the novel but Oliver Wyman the narrator of Audible Frontier s version made him feel like a real person rather than a nameless entity I liked Wyman s interpretation of the bureaucrat s epigrammatic business like style His aloofness made it all the moving when he rarely but suddenly was overwhelmed with emotionThis is the second novel by Michael Swanwick that I ve tried I didn t at all like the first one The Iron Dragon s Daughter but I liked Stations of the Tide even though it had some of the same issues Both novels are original and inventive with exotic settings but the plot of Stations of the Tide was at least comprehensible most of the time It reminded me most of Robert Silverberg s fantasy especially his novel Downward to the EarthStations of the Tide was originally published in two parts in Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine in 1990 but was published as a book in 1991 It won the Nebula Award for best novel that year and was also nominated for the Hugo Award the Campbell Award and the Arthur C Clarke Award Try Stations of the Tide if you like lushly exotic alien settings and don t mind feeling like you ve taken the same hallucinogens that the protagonist took The Ascent of Rum Doodle the brink of extinction This astonishing future A Bachelors Baby take on Shakespeare's The Tempest depicts a world doom. 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characters ✓ Stations of the Tide Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Michael Swanwick ↠ 4 Read characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Michael Swanwick Ed by encroaching water and the extraordinary lengths to which its people will go to ensure their survival 256 pp. A man known only as the bureaucrat searches for an elusive wizard on a planet plagued by catastrophic tides In this universe a vague domineering organization housed in a labyrinthine structure known as the Puzzle Palace regulates access to technology among planets When a society is deemed to have been irresponsible its technology is revoked and its development stage is regressed Puzzle Palace staff utilize surrogates to travel safely in zones where their presence may not be welcome or to simply allow themselves to multi task There is a strong undercurrent of classism running through the novel coupled with an overarching critiue of bureaucracy and autocratic control Mystery and the supernatural mingle together in this uniue work that has made me think twice about the value of a good briefcase

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characters ✓ Stations of the Tide Û PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Michael Swanwick ↠ 4 Read characters æ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Michael Swanwick Award winning author Michael Swanwick brings us a deeply engrossing and thought provoking novel about human civil. Stations of the Tide by Michael Swanwick is the story of an unnamed Bureaucrat and the urgent investigation he s tasked with The planet he lives on Miranda is subject to major tidal flooding every 200 years and with the tide due to arrive in a week s time on what s called Jubilee Day it s imperative that he locate and apprehend the man Gregorian to avert disaster beforehandThe populace under tight control the government believes Gregorian has come into possession of proscribed technology technology capable of hampering humanity s efforts at achieving higher ground for the flood With the clock ticking the Bureaucrat heads out to find his man three legged helper briefcase beside him Trouble is in such a technically saturated world it s troublesome telling reality from virtual reality hallucination from fact and truth from liesStations of the Tide is a highly imaginative mashup of Southern Gothic Jack Vance and post humanism