Macroscope [Piers Anthony] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. One of Piers Anthony’s most loved works! A great interwoven exciting story . A “hard SF” novel by Piers Anthony, who usually writes fantasy, in which mathematics forms a basis of communication between humans and intelligent aliens. Macroscope by Piers Anthony – book cover, description, publication history.

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Macroscope is a science fiction novel by British-American writer Piers Anthony.


They have two grown daughters. The concept was something so unusual. A second reason may be that it is written by Piers Anthony. It impressively weaves a tapestry from such diverse threads as music, mathematics, classic American literature, ph Here is a review that I posted on Amazon.

At several points, Anthony mentions that only the four together, acting as a unit, can solve the problems presented to them. I got very bogged down in the astrology and dream-sequences. One warning – it is a product of it’s era, and includes sexism throughout that is not tolerated in this day and age.

This macroscope works under weakly understood principles: Over time, amthony with further help from Ivo, the group watches a benign form the entire broadcast, which they come to call “traveller”. In addition, the topological game ” sprouts ” is portrayed.

mscroscope Macroscope contains a similar example. Anthony plays with time and linearity like lesser writers do with mere words.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Piers is a self-proclaimed environm Though he spent the first four years of his life in England, Piers never returned to live in his country of birth after moving to Spain and immigrated to America at age six. Feb 06, Jim Hoff rated it it was amazing Shelves: But although they may have longed for it, not even the most brilliant minds could conceive of a device as infinitely powerful or as immeasurably precise as the macroscope, until the twenty-first I trucked through it waiting for the revelation to come, only to remember that it was only going to come to someone coming down from a antbony day acid binge.


Compound this with nonsense between astrology and astronomy and a grand orgy of gibberish about astrological signsif the reader has no interest whatsoever in astrology, the reader should perhaps stay clear of this overlong pseudo-science foray into astrology.

MathFiction: Macroscope (Piers Anthony)

While this novel was nominated for a Hugo Award when it was published init has not remained in the collective consciousness of the SF world in the intervening years. It impressively weaves a tapestry from such diverse threads as music, mathematics, classic American literature, philosophy, macroscopr, and sheer imagination, just to name a few.

The Senator’s death sparks a series of events that lead to Ivo, Afra and two other station members, Harold and Beatryx, stealing the macroscope. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Amthony Policy.

This signal repeats itself, starting with instructions on basic math and progressing to ever-more complex information. Anthony also explores macrscope concepts of logic and understanding, especially through Afra.

Thursday, September 4, Retrieved from ” https: For starters, it stops a viewer at a certain level of technology. Madroscope story The Disposessed by Ursula K. The device being the macroscope.

While I respect other novels by Piers Anthony, the reality is that this was a rambling, se Ever read a 20 year old sci-fi book in at the age of 19 while under the influence of hallucinogens on a regular basis, then spend the next twenty plus years remembering it as this mind blowing experience? Macrons are not subject to many of the effects that interfere with light, and as a result the macroscope can focus on any location in space-time with exceptional clarity, producing what is essentially a telescope of infinite resolution in the space-time continuum.


From these few sentences alone, you might think it a convoluted irreparable mess. Oct 27, Richard Friedericks rated it it was amazing. Exploring the inner portions of the station, which is a large museum, they are individually drawn into a series of visions that reveal different aspects of the nature of the destroyer and its history.

And that was it Aug 10, Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves: References to this book Evolution and Consciousness: Refresh and try again.

I opened Macroscope and willed myself to finish it. View all 14 comments. So apparently Piers Anthony deserves some serious respect, and though I look forward to reading the next book which just has to be silly based on the titleI also hope to dig up more serious works by him of this ilk. This reveals a number of broadcasts from farther out in space. Dare I even try to read Chthon ? Blah, blah, blah, the last word is Spanish, the first one is Finnish, blah, blah, what’s the “I”? Still not great though and the writing is rough.

Only there are a few hitches. From a general summary of Macroscope, you might get the impression that Piers Anthony took the “throw everything in but the kitchen sink” approach. This novel takes us across the breathtaking ranges of space as well as through the most touching places in the human heart.