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by Mark W. Tiedemann

ISBN: 0739411500
ISBN13: 978-0739411506
Language: English
Publisher: ibooks (2000)
Pages: 452
Category: Science Fiction
Subategory: Science Fiction

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Mark W. Tiedemann's Mirage is a fairly complex SF novel. Corporate and political conspiracy behind the slaughter of diplomats for the advancement of some hidden agenda.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. HARDCOVER, Science Fiction. There are some pretty good dialoque and ideas floating around.

Mark W. Tiedemann’s love for science fiction and writing started at an early age, although it was momentarily sidetracked-for over twenty years-by his career as a professional photographer. He eventually rediscovered his lost love and attended a Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Workshop-held at Michigan State University in 1988-to focus his talents once more on attaining his dream of becoming a professional writer.

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Mirage -Mark W. Irvine (2004). About this book: At a conference uniting the Spacers, the Settlers, and representatives of Earth, the senator of Earth and senior space ambassador of Aurora are advocating the restoration of positronic robots on Earth, repudiating years of fear and resentment.

Mark W. Tiedemann (born 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American science fiction and detective fiction author. He has written novels set in Isaac Asimov's Robot universe, and within his own original universe, known as the Secantis Sequence

Mark W. He has written novels set in Isaac Asimov's Robot universe, and within his own original universe, known as the Secantis Sequence. In spring 2005 he was named president of the Missouri Center for the Book, which is the Missouri state adjunct program to the Library of Congress Center for the Book.

Save bookmarks and read as many as you like. With the failure of the Spacer mission on earth, ambassador Ariel Burgess and roboticist Derec Avery return to their home planet of Aurora, where they become suspects in a murder that seems to have been committed by a robotbut with the strict laws governing robotic behavior, the murder may point to a larger and more threatening plot, with ramifications for both personal memory.

At a conference uniting the Spacers, the Settlers, and representatives of Earth, the senator of Earth and senior space ambassador of Aurora are advocating the restoration of positronic robots on Earth, repudiating years of fear and resentment. It is a dangerous stance to take.

To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Tiedemann has a reputation for psychologically complex and strongly plotted short fiction (see, for example, his contributions . The book opens as a Spacer delegation arrives on Earth to negotiate the repeal of the antirobot laws

Mark W. Tiedemann has a reputation for psychologically complex and strongly plotted short fiction (see, for example, his contributions to Vanishing Acts and Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers). He uses these traits to great effect in his first novel, a robot mystery set in the world created by the late Isaac Asimov. The book opens as a Spacer delegation arrives on Earth to negotiate the repeal of the antirobot laws. Special Agent Mia Daventri is assigned to security for the Earther negotiating team, along with a specially modified robot, Bogard, the only one of its kind on the planet.

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Gralmeena
After finishing the entire Robot City series (and being kind of sick of it) I expected that this book would be more like Asimov's robot mysteries. Superficially it does resemble Caves of Steel in that it is set on Earth and deals with the tension between Spacers, robots and Terrans. That is something I'd find interesting. But except for a few passages about Earth's many-layered infrastructure, and the Earthers' fear of the outside... the resemblance to Asimov is very slight.

This novel is about a terrorist slaughter and the vast conspiracy that set it in motion. As in a million spy and crime novels, our protagonists struggle to uncover it all, while the Powers that Be try to pin it on them. Although Asimov used the mystery format as a way to explore future societies... this novel spends way too much time on the minutae of positronics, characters we don't know (we really need a scorecard), and other tangents. There is almost no correspondence in this novel to the universe that Asimov has created. Asimov's Spacers would never come to Earth for fear of contamination. How and why did they have a change of heart? Double for the Solarians, who have a phobia of meeting others face to face. Solarians meeting with lowly, subhuman Earthers?? Horrors!!! Has this author ever read The Naked Sun?? I don't think so.

The only really interesting thing about this novel is the robot Bogard, who, like many of the robots in Robot City, is a budding philosopher struggling with the angst of being an intelligent machine.

The conclusion of this novel was poorly wrapped up and left me saying "is that all"? Let me sum it up, as a spoiler, it seems there is a lot of Money floating around the Universe, and some people will kill and scheme to get it. Big deal, I could see that every week in a cop show. Please give me some Science Fiction!!

Kanrad
I read the last book first by accident. Now finished the first, Just started the second. So I now know how it ended. How it started and can get at those pesky details in the middle.

HeonIc
I'm a die hard fan of Asimov's, and really love his robot novels.

This book is interesting, but fails to reach Asimovian heights. The characters are not very compelling, and they all have the same behavior. They lack the caracterization given by Asimov to spacers and terrans. Also, the mystery investigation is too long, and it loses interest from time to time.

The ending is ambiguous, it let me wondering some things, which will hopefully be cleared in the next 2 mysteries.

It is however, a good read, and has good moments. Most of it's flaws como from a comparison to Asimov's work. It is a good piece of sci-fi in it's own right.

Bralore
When a prolific and profitable author like Isaac Asimov dies, his publishers do not believe that his death ought to mark the end of the publishing gravy train. After Asimov's death, his Foundation and Robot universes were novelized again by several writers, most notably David Brin, Gregory Benford, Roger MacBride Allen, and now most recently with Mark Tiedemann with MIRAGE. It is not overly difficult to duplicate the style of Asimov; it is his substance that remains elusive. Tiedemann writes of the robotic future of earth that had not yet morphed into a galactic empire. This empire is staunchly anti-robotic, with much opposition coming from decadent Spacer worlds that require robots to maintain their own self-loathing existences. On earth, a number of humans and Spacers are assassinated by unknown assailants, throwing into jeopardy a major treaty between earth and the Spacer worlds. The problem with Tiedemann is that his characters speak with the Asimovian twang but lack its inner emotional resonance. Tiedemann seems unclear as to who his protagonist should be. Instead he divides center stage between Special Agent Mia Daventri and roboticist Derec Avery, neither of whom is sufficiently interesting to involve the reader. Nowhere in MIRAGE does Tiedemann cause the reader to care about an increasingly volatile symbiotic relationship between man and robot. Roger MacBride Allen was far more successfull in his trilogy of Asimov inspired robot novels. If the reader wants to get further involved in a post Asimovian universe of conflict between man and robot, then this reader has little choice but to hope that writers like Tiedemann learn their craft well enough to make him care about how humans interact with both altered humans and robots. The real test of any novel lies in its ability to cause the reader to think of it long after he closes the flyleaf. Sadly, MIRAGE failed to deliver.

Yalone
Mark W. Tiedemann's Mirage is a fairly complex SF novel. Corporate and political conspiracy behind the slaughter of diplomats for the advancement of some hidden agenda.
There are some pretty good dialoque and ideas floating around. I especially enjoyed the ones like : "The Church of organic Sapiens extended the belief into the religious, claiming that the true nature of humankind was pretechnological, that Eden had contained no machines."
However to really follow in the footsteps of master Asimov the historical import into this setting should have been easier to follow. What is the context of this corporate and political conspiracy. Where are we headed ? What did this mean to galactic history ? The shift in interstellar policy should have had a similar feel to the climaxes in the original stories. But I don't think they have - or if so, I didn't get it ?
The Asimov universe has been respectfully added to since Asimovs death - Compare Mirage with e.g. the Second Foundation Trilogy, especially the novel by Hugo and Nebula award winner David Brin. I simply think Mirage falls short. David Brin adds to the universe, explains and pushes us forward. Here the grand scale of things isn't as pinned out, Are we waiting for enlightment in a coming novel ? I don't know. But I do know that Asimov balanced complexity with a simplicity that I somehow miss here. Parts of the plot is a bit to ambiguous for my taste. Still it has its good spells also.

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