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L'Aire Nodale un lieu terrifiant où la matière née de la Profondeur s'ouvre à la vie dans d'atroces convulsions ; le centre géométriue des Douze Galaxies ui forment l'univers le commencement et la fin du temps et de l'espace C'est là ue la planète Terreur doit subir l'annihilation pour expier les crimes atroces de sa population This is a very silly badly written SF novel but as they often do it contains some great ideas and images The bit where the hero is trapped in the timeless netherworld is rather good He decides he will carefully replay his whole life from start to finish in every detail So he does that and he's still stuck there Then he does it again Still stuck Then he decides he'll just carry on doing it counting the times He's up to a few hundred thousand when he suddenly remembers He's tried this many times before and once he got up to several million recollections of his lifetime before he lost count uite a powerful way to evoke the concept of eternity

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Ring of RitornelMauditeEt c'est là ue James Andrek a rendez vous avec son destin Chassé de l'anneau galactiue par Obéron l'orgueilleux souverain des mondes habités Andrek va se retrouver au coeur du plus diaboliue des complots pion impuissant d'une lutte opposant les religions d'Aléa et de Ritornel Entre la doctrine du hasard capricieux et celle ‘A THRILLING SPACE SAGA BY A MASTER FANTASIST“The Deep is the Beginning and the End at once the womb and the coffin of time and space the well spring of life and death the mother of nodes”James Andrek brilliant young lawyer in the Great House of Oberon mighty tyrant of the twelve Galaxies has two obsessions finding his Poet Laureate brother Omere and unravelling the mystery of his father’s death many years ago at the Node perilous birthplace of the UniverseDid Andrek’s uest end at the Node? or in the Great House peopled by the beautiful and the sinister? or did the answers lie in the subtle mind of the arcane Master Surgeon?A weird mind expanding thriller containing every element to delight the SF fan and newcomer alike’Blurb from the 1974 Panther paperback editionJames Andrek has spent years searching for his brother Omere unaware that all the time Omere has been in the palace of his employer Oberon ruler of the twelve galaxies Years before Oberon had his Master Surgeon remove Omere’s brain and implant it into Oberon’s music and poetry machine so that ostensibly Omere’s genius for composition may never dieJames is also searching for information surrounding his father’s death in The Node the area at the centre of the Universe where space is constantly being created a perilous place at bestAlso at the palace are Kedrys a highly intelligent centaur like creature who may or may not be the future of the human race and Amatar Oberon’s daughter Amatar has had conversations with the Omeremusic machine since she was a child although she does not know his real nature and Omere has often attempted to persuade her to turn him off and destroy himLike most of Harness’ work this is an exuisitely structured piece The chapters are numbered and titled up to 12 and then back down from 11 to ‘x’ which replaces 1 and the titles are reflections distortions or reversals of the original 11 chaptersJames is sent out to the Node by Oberon to present the defence in a historic case The planet Earth has been towed to The Node and stands accused of crimes against the galaxy It will be destroyed James’ part in this should be merely a formality but he feels he can make a case to save the planet to stop it from being hurled into The Deep Attempts have been made on James’ life and each time a grey robed man called Iouve glowing with a faint blue aura has saved himIn Chapter 12 James reaches the Node and discovers from Huntyr one of Oberon’s soldiers and the man who tried to kill him the details of his father’s death From this point on the present has some relationship with the past – as in the chapter headings 12 is also the number of Oberon’s galaxies and is significant to the religion of Alea whose die has twelve facesBrilliant and complex

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Read Ring of Ritornel doc ✓ Paperback ↠ L'Aire Nodale un lieu terrifiant où la matière née de la Profondeur s'ouvre à la vie dans d'atroces convulsions ; le centre géométriue des Douze Galaxies ui forment l'univers le commencement et la fin du temps et de l'espace C'est là ue la planète Terreur doit subir l'annihilation pour expDe l'éternel retour ce n'est pas seulement le sort de la planète Terreur ui est en jeu mais aussi celui des Douze GalaxiesChef d'oeuvre d'imagination L'anneau de Ritornel a élevé le space opera au rang d'Art Majeur un univers de terreur et de beauté à ranger aux côtés des meilleurs textes de Cordwainer Smith et d'Alfred Bester My copy of this book is old it says 35p on the cover and I've read it several times it is in English but not for years I wanted to revisit it before I'm too old to focus on the small print It hasn't lost it's fascination over the years in fact it's worn very well Set in an unimaginably far future it's a tale of injury and revenge of how much of a mind makes a person and explores the uestion of whether events are predestined or subject to chance And James Andrek is a very likeable protagonist Definitely one of my favourite sci fi novels