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Souls in the great machine / Sean McMullen
Bib ID 3085882
Format BookBook
Author
McMullen, Sean, 1948-
 
Edition 1st trade paperback ed. 
Description New York : TOR, c1999 
448 p. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0312870558
0312872569
Summary

The great Calculor of Libris was forced to watch as Overmayor Zarvora had four of its components lined up against a wall and shot for negligence. Thereafter, its calculations were free from errors, and that was just as well - for only this strangest of calculating machines and its two thousand enslaved components could save the world from a new ice age. In Sean McMullen's glittering, dynamic, and exotic world two millennia from now, there is no more electricity, wind engines are leading-edge technology, librarians fight duels to settle disputes, steam power is banned by every major religion, and a mysterious siren "Call" lures people to their death. Nevertheless, the brilliant and ruthless Zarvora intends to start a war in space against inconceivably ancient nuclear battle stations.

Unbeknownst to Zarvora, however, the greatest threat to humanity is neither a machine nor a force but her demented and implacable enemy Lemorel, who has resurrected an obscene and evil concept from the distant past: Total War.

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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."

Form/genre Science fiction.

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