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Read ß PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Linda Nagata Ck Tech Heaven is a compelling story of devotion and unyielding determination set amid the tumultuous politics of our time in a world that is teetering on the cusp of a technological revolution like no other in historyEnjoy all four books of the Nanotech Succession a collection of stand alone novels exploring the rise of nanotechnology and the strange and fascinating future that follows beginning tomorrow and reaching far into tim. After her husband dies suddenly Katie Kishida has him frozen and starts a long journey trying to advocate against the growing public sentiment against cryogenics and other potential life extension technologies and supporting those technologies that will be needed to eventually bring him back the start of nanotechnologyI really like Linda Nagata in general Sometimes it can get a little out there with esoteric ideas but her near future stuff is usually pretty solidly enjoyableI guess everyone's got a bad book in them thoughMaybe 'bad' is a bit harsh although I do legitimately feel some of this is lacking but to be fair there's also a lot that hits on my pet peeves and separating the two may be a finger line However mostly reading this book was a chore for meThis book is set in the same universe as several other books most notably The Bohr Maker since the other books take place farther in the future and off Earth a book I really enjoyed and thought was ahead of its time with some of the ideas it explored Tech Heaven is a preuel dealing with the development of some of the technologies and attitudes that underly that book While I didn't hold that against the book when I started since some of the technologies were really cool and I was uite interested in the early impacts of them the book has subseuently become one piece of evidence in my growing conviction of Preuels are generally bad ideas don't do themBecause this only deals with the very very early stages of technology and mostly cryonics and a vaguely described set of cures to all diseases based on nanotechnology No significant exploration of the non medical uses of nanotechnologies which presumably would have come first anyway Nothing about the development of the atrium and 'ghosts' which was something I was really hoping to see It's just about cryogenics and technologies that may cause people to live long periods of time and the moral implications of that on population growth pollution etc with a tiny bit on space exploration Which is fine I guess and in the 90s when this book was written cryogenics was pretty a hot topic reverse pun intended but doesn't really excite my imagination But my main problem is that the book just feels like so much filler around exploring a couple basic ideas I feel like the book could easily have been a short story or novella The prime time waster being the extended dream seuences of Katie's husband while he was frozen which were both boring and yet somehow simultaneously ridiculous either it's some real metaphysical statement in which case the book becomes fantasy or it's just a dream in which case it's a waste of about half the bookThe characters aside from a core few seemed practically cartoonish so wrapped up in their beliefs around the story's central issue that they warp their entire lives or adopt intensely strong beliefs largely because of minor disagreements Most particularly in the case of Roxanne who has a bizarre crush on both the frozen husband and maybe on the wife as well and winds up spending decades in an anti technology terrorist group just because she can't get over it And I'm not sure I uite buy the widespread opposition to cryogenics or healing technologies like I can see people buying into aspects of the argument most particularly that the rich will probably benefit the poor won't but I don't see protests in the streets over somebody having their loved one frozen So I didn't like the characters didn't buy into the central conflict endured a book focused on technologies that don't excite me while I knew the universe would eventually contain much interesting ones and I thought the book was too stuffed with useless filler Unfortunately I have to give it one star I still like Nagata as an author and in particular I find her character work in recent books has improved a lot but well as I said plenty of authors have bad books in them hopefully this was hers

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Tech-Heaven characters Î 105 á For Katie Kishida the nanotechnology revolution begins with an act of love Katie is a young mother with a successful career and a loving marriage when her perfect life is shattered by the sudden death of her husband Tom Putting her faith in a science that hasn't been invented yet Katie has Tom's body placed in cryonic sus For Katie Kishida the nanotechnology revolution begins with an act of love Katie is a young mother with a successful career and a loving marriage when her perfect life is shattered by the sudden death of her husband Tom Putting her faith in a science that hasn't been invented yet Katie has Tom's body placed in cryonic suspension frozen in liuid nitrogen against a time when advances in nanotechnology might heal his injuries and res. This book was too long I think it would have worked better as a novella without all the building up that takes the reader back to the moment in the first pages A few flashbacks could have filled in the gaps One of the major problems was how cold andunlikeable was Katie the protagonist Meh

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Tech HeavenTore his life Katie never suspects the conseuences that will follow Tom's death and his costly entombment spark immediate political controversy It's a debate that only grows passionate as the years go by Katie's life is taken over by the need to defend her husband's future and to shepherd into existence the controversial technologies that might let him live again even as she's haunted by the uestion Does Tom really want to come ba. Nagata discusses some interesting ideas about what the potential societal effects of cryopreservation and nanotechnology She even brings in some religious overtones about what it would mean to be frozen and then thawed What happens to your soul are you really dead For all that the story was a bit flat and the characters POVs weren't always consistent