Usurper of the Sun

Usurper of the Sun By Housuke Nojiri 野尻抱介 John Wunderley, Usurper of the Sun The mysterious Builders have brought humanity to the edge of extinction can they be reasoned with or must they be destroyed Aki Shiraishi is a high school student working in the astronomy club and on
  • Title: Usurper of the Sun
  • Author: Housuke Nojiri 野尻抱介 John Wunderley
  • ISBN: 9781421527710
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • Usurper of the Sun By Housuke Nojiri 野尻抱介 John Wunderley, The mysterious Builders have brought humanity to the edge of extinction can they be reasoned with, or must they be destroyed Aki Shiraishi is a high school student working in the astronomy club and one of the few witnesses to an amazing event someone is building a tower on the planet Mercury Soon, the Builders have constructed a ring around the sun, threatening the ecoThe mysterious Builders have brought humanity to the edge of extinction can they be reasoned with, or must they be destroyed Aki Shiraishi is a high school student working in the astronomy club and one of the few witnesses to an amazing event someone is building a tower on the planet Mercury Soon, the Builders have constructed a ring around the sun, threatening the ecology of Earth with an immense shadow Aki is inspired to pursue a career in science, and the truth She must determine the purpose of the ring and the plans of its creators, as the survival of both species humanity and the alien Builders hangs in the balance.
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    1. oy i wrote a long review, and ate it not this book s fault.but i m not prepared to rewrite so, the gist 1 there are no real humans in this book only cardboard cutouts that prop up the plot.2 the plot rocks, but is not treated with the full consideration it deserves.3 i read through skipping mightily in the hope that the aliens would be worth the pages and pages of infodump they aren t they might have been, but the author didn t seem interested enough in them to detail them, and they are disposed [...]


    2. This book wasn t overwrought with human emotion which was there but not pandered to It emphasised the larger pictured yes it was a large stretch to make Aki present in every significant contactbut it did keep me as the reader engaged in the story And I loved the larger storyour insignificance and the very embarrassing low level that we exist on in comparison to other intelligences.


    3. I wasn t really thrilled with H suke Nojiri s Usurper of the Sun I love good first contact books, and I usually really enjoy Japanese science fiction The book felt really flat, with a lot of telling and not a lot of showing The book does have a really good first contact premise the aliens send a much smaller, lighter probe at higher speeds to disassemble a near sun object Mercury, in our case and use it to build gigantic solar powered lasers to transfer energy to their ship and power down its en [...]


    4. This is a new book in Japan Foundation Library Knowing nothing at all about the book was not an excuse for me to not borrow it in fact, being new book as the main reason I borrowed it It looks like a good book and I haven t yet read sci fi by Japanese author.Usurper of The Sun had interesting story but VERY slow pace The incredibly slow pace almost made me abandon the book but my curiosity got the better of me I continued reading with a lot of skimming.Aki Shiraishi was a high school student whe [...]


    5. This is the first book I ve read with heavy science fiction elements, I did enjoy the story but I found the characters to be very poorly developed, often the narrative would be a little bogged down with scientific description and so character relationships are barely touched upon I found Aki and Mark s relationship to be a big offender of this, it s not developed much at all and yet Aki frequently reflects upon it nostalgically as though the reader is supposed to understand her feelings.I also f [...]


    6. A short but interesting sf novel of First Contact, and dealing with intelligence s so far above our level, and so different, it s almost impossible to communicate with them My rating would normally have been a bit lower due to characterizations that were a bit shy of being truly 3 D, but because the book was originally written in Japanese, I gave the author, and translator, the benefit of the doubt I appreciated the concise writing style, taking a good idea and NOT turning it into grand space op [...]


    7. The overall story is a fascinating one an alien ring being constructed around the sun for no known purpose is blocking light to the Earth but the execution falls somewhat flat The characters in the book are all very flat and impersonable The author nailed the science but just couldn t manage to fill the story with anyone I cared about Still, compared to a lot of recent scifi, the story was thought provoking and kept me reading.


    8. This is one of the most elegantly written and translated books I ve ever read It tops Lord of the Rings for me Bests Ender s Game It s phenomenal.I m trying to convince my Hollywood big wig friends to make it into a movie Maybe with Amy Adams as the lead.A must read for any fan of excellent fiction.


    9. A compellingly poetic first contact story, gleaming with tech savvy, digi awareness, appealing human detail, and alien peril Think Arthur C Clarke meets Haruki Murakami, and gaze at Mercury in the sunset and sunrise with new awe.


    10. I have read a few anthologies of short Japanese science fiction stories but this is my first full length novel I can see why this book would not work for everyone It is my first time reading Nojiri and I can t speak to the translation as I only read it in English So lets keep that in mind up front I can t speak for what was lost in translation and can only guess certain things.Usurper of the Sun is a hard sci fi first contact novel that is international in scope but starts in Japan and follows A [...]


    11. Like the author said in the afterword,first contact stories are dime a dozen so he tried something new Being a hard sf,idea based novel,there isn t much room for character development.Ideas themselves are intriguing enough, steming from various fields from astronomy to neuroscience to evolutionary biology.Solid novel,but nothing special.


    12. Reads like a kid s first novel published on the web, boring and frustrating The immature writing is structural, far deeper than a bad translation could produce There is no dramatic flair or relatable character building and the few interesting scifi ideas would be easier to read in a spreadsheet The worst book I have finished in a long time.



    13. Interesting concept Sayangnya cuma itu Eksekusinya terlalu formal, scientific, nyampe aku jadi bertanya tanya, sebenernya ini aku lagi baca novel Jurnal Ilmiah berita di koran Atau apa sih Penulisannya terlalu impersonal apa ini kata nya ya va Karakternya nggak berasa hidup sama sekali Lebih kayak tokoh dalam sebuah cerita dengan tugas yang udah ditentukan secara jelas dan personality yang kamu itu begitu ya Titik Aki Shiraishi, tokoh utama, yang menjadi karakter central novel ini pun begitu Set [...]


    14. Here is some solid, enjoyable hard sci fi Usurper is undeniably a love letter to the work of the great Arthur C Clark I see so many of the concepts explored in his novels incorporated here From the Space Odyssey series the mysterious tower monolith on Mercury, the ambiguous supercomputer named Natalia, the transformation of the sun planets, and he even referenced 3001 in the epilogue From the Rama series Unbelievably powerful and mysterious aliens entering solar system, humanity struggling with [...]


    15. On a scale of 1 10, I d give Usurper of the Sun a 2 or perhaps 3 So it s not THAT bad, but given the ratings system 1 out of 5 stars I didn t like it, and that s the truth with this book.It s a first contact story with an interesting twist what do you do when an alien race seems so indifferent towards you that you don t know whether it s hostile, friendly, or neither However intriguing the premise might be, the actual way in which the story is told is atrocious Housuke Nojiri is a terrible write [...]


    16. This is the story of Aki, who discovers a Tower on Mars when she is just a child and grows up to be on the first expedition to Mars to explore that alien tech and winds up being on the First Contact team when the alien lifeform finally gets to Earth.The book and story was interesting, sometimes the science went over my head esp descriptions of the tech and how it works and the writing was a bit dry However this is a Japanese novel translated into English so I am not sure if it was the writer, th [...]


    17. This is the story of Aki, who discovers a Tower on Mars when she is just a child and grows up to be on the first expedition to Mars to explore that alien tech and winds up being on the First Contact team when the alien lifeform finally gets to Earth.The book and story was interesting, sometimes the science went over my head esp descriptions of the tech and how it works and the writing was a bit dry However this is a Japanese novel translated into English so I am not sure if it was the writer, th [...]


    18. Kniha za n velmi dob e, jako mysteri zn sci fi stylu A C Clarka Konec je tak velmi zaj mav pln nepochopiteln ch my lenek mimozem an a z hadn ch my lenek um l ch inteligenc Jenom e ten p echod od za tku do konce, cel ten p b hov proces je d sn nudn , nezaj mav a nen padit P sob to jako velmi rozpa it mix hard sci fi, postapokalyptick ho thrilleru, biografie a erven knihovny Ale ani jednu katulku to nenapl uje a jako ten i mi po d n co chyb lo Jsem vlastn p ekvapen , e jsem to do etl, proto e do o [...]


    19. W.O.W I am glued to this Maybe I need to read sci fi This is so compelling All done Finished in two or three days I loved this What a super fun and at times, just lovely first contact story It also works right into the ongoing dialogue I ve been part of lately, regarding the future of artificial intelligence and the possibility of such intelligence surpassing the human mind even the COLLECTIVE human mind what would that mean, practically speaking Would a computer intelligence be able to develop [...]


    20. Another hit by Haikosaru This one is outstanding as hard SF, shows a good understanding of how physics, acceleration, etc work, and also has an outstanding First Contact scenario It does a really good job both of showing a nearly Clark s Law level of alien technology and also asks what a highly advanced intelligence would look like.Basically, this has all the strength of Watts s Blindsight but lacks its weaknesses Watts s misanthropy, the way that a whole lot of independently neat ideas don t re [...]


    21. Peering through the astronomy club s telescope, a Japanese schoolgirl is the first to observe a giant tower on the planet Mercury When other observatories confirm its existence Aki Shiraishi becomes the most interviewed person on Earth It propels her into a career in astronomy When the tower begins to construct a ring around Mercury that blocks sunlight from reaching earth, climactic disaster shakes the planet and civilization is in chaos Eight years after her initial discovery and as the most p [...]


    22. Sci fi YAY.Character ESeriously One of the greatest Science fiction I ve read in the last years, and I m stressing the SCIENCE part I don t know how much of it was true, but it seemed dang real and well explained But characters where art thou More one dimensional than a cardboard with transparency issues This story has NO character development, NO emotions, and NO drama It s just really good science fiction that seems to have characters in it for some reason Still, premise is great The aliens ar [...]


    23. If you are looking for Independence Day or Aliens kind of alien novel, this is not the book for you.If you are looking for a white man leading his crew and saving earth from aliens with advance technology and destructive intentions, this is not the book for you.If I were to compare it with any alien movie, I would say it s of Contact starring Jodie Foster than Independence Day or Mars Attack But as I read, I think that if ever there is alien contact, it would be like this, than the Hollywood b [...]


    24. As science fiction, Usurper of the Sun is a good novel As literature or as an enjoyable novel you really connect with, not so much I had a hard time liking Aki or Raul in this story For Mark being the motivation behind Aki s drive and humanity, even that was done too methodically to care about.In any given day, human beings run through a range of emotions from joy to anger Even as scientists and engineers, logic doesn t usurp ego or emotional investments While I enjoyed the story and the plot de [...]


    25. The novel was entertaining, especially the portrayal of a female scientist as the hero she did not reflect traditional hero characteristics, which made the character interesting overall While the novel was entertaining and engaging, there were issues with the plot specifically the end that were disappointing The scientific explanations were heavy in places, so a reader new to the science fiction genre might be overwhelmed at those points, but the story was clear even if the explanations seemed c [...]


    26. The story can get bogged down in technical mumbo jumbo I didn t see a lot of character development It was a very Japanese novel, which isn t a bad thing Overall it was okay to good I really liked some of the concepts presented even if I don t feel that the planet mercury has enough matter to create one ring, let alone a second around the sun I thought the ending was kind of weak No real payoff You could easily cut 40 pages out of this story and make it much enjoyable, or, conversley, Add about [...]


    27. A very interesting premise, and with some thought provoking ideas, but the execution left something to be desired At the end of the book, in comments from the author, you find out that the novel started out from a trio of short stories, and that might be part of the problem IT doesn t quite hold up as a fully realised novel The main characters are not very well developed, and I found that they often jumped to conclusions very quickly without enough story development I still enjoyed this original [...]


    28. I liked the start of this book but it faded into a story that was too much science, not the best dialogue and very thin characters it got less involving as it went along Too bad I have never read any science fiction by a Japanese writer so I was curious about this story about first contact with an alien species dubbed The Builders who threaten human existence by building a gigantic structure on the surface of Mercury More characters, less science would have made it much better.


    29. I rated this book before I finished it, which is never a good idea It was good, but definitely not great Maybe it was the translation, but the characters were all rather flat I am reminded of reading Stanislaw Lem in a really bad translation I thought he was awful, he s probably not Overall some truly good ideas, and the typical Japanese grim tragedy, which an American translator has unwisely tried to lighten Can t be done


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