Free Textbooks DonnerjackAuthor Roger Zelazny – Bilb-weil.de

In our world, called the Verite, he is a Scottish laird, an engineer, and a master of virtual reality design In the computer generated universe of Virtu, created by the crash of the World Net, he is a living legend Scientist and poet with a warrior s soul, Donnerjack strides like a giant across the virtual landscape he helped to shape And now he has bargained with Death himself for the return of love The Lord of Entropy claimed Ayradyss, Donnerjack s beloved dark haired lady of Virtu, with no warning, leaving a hole in the Engineer s heart But Death offered to return her to him for a price a palace of bonesand their first born child Since offspring have never before resulted from any union of the two worlds, Donnerjack accepts Death s conditions and leads his reborn lover far from the detritus and perpetual twilight of Deep Fields to his ancestral Scottish lands, hoping to build a sanctuary and a self for Ayradyss in the first worldBut there is no escaping, because cataclysmic change is taking place in Virtu A bizarre new religion is sweeping through this ever shifting universe where the homely can be virtually beautiful, the lame can walk and the blind can see Now it s threatening to spill over into Verite And its credo is a call for a different kind of order For all the ancient myths still occupy Virtu And the Great Gods on Mt Meru are amassing great armies in anticipation of the time when a vast computer system attempts to take over the reality that constructed it


10 thoughts on “Donnerjack

  1. Jim Jim says:

    I ve stated many times that I don t care for the books Jane Lindskold did with Zelazny, but I m changing my mind with this one While it isn t as tight twisty as his normal books, it is a very engaging read He s blending legend myth into virtual reality SF in a unique manner Truly an epic journey.I finished it am quite impressed I ve stated many times that I don t care for the books Jane Lindskold did with Zelazny, but I m changing my mind with this one While it isn t as tight twisty as his normal books, it is a very engaging read He s blending legend myth into virtual reality SF in a unique manner Truly an epic journey.I finished it am quite impressed


  2. David David says:

    A fast paced and intricately plotted quest drives this fascinating look at the real world, the virtual world and how they interact.


  3. Karen Hannum Karen Hannum says:

    Get this one out of the library This started out rough I almost placed in not worth my time but after the first 70 pages or so, it finally started to tell a story instead of read like a film description It was tight, the story ran all the way to the end Good action The only part that really did not sound like it was written by the same person was Sayjak s tribe The voice was different If you like Zelazny s stories give it some time before you toss it aside as junk But you need the junk Get this one out of the library This started out rough I almost placed in not worth my time but after the first 70 pages or so, it finally started to tell a story instead of read like a film description It was tight, the story ran all the way to the end Good action The only part that really did not sound like it was written by the same person was Sayjak s tribe The voice was different If you like Zelazny s stories give it some time before you toss it aside as junk But you need the junk at the beginning I just wish it had read better and less like character background notes at the beginning


  4. Dan Dan says:

    In Donnerjack, Zelazny writes his usual lean, fast prose and mashes together cyberspace, Scottish legends, and fantasy into a wonderful cake In an early chapter a mother becomes a Banshee out of Celtic legend in order to protect her son from an internet dwelling death god To find the son, Death pulls together a hound out of deleted files, old bulletin boards, re bar, wire, and data fragments The writing is lyrical, the action violent, and the characters super shallow Science fiction it its b In Donnerjack, Zelazny writes his usual lean, fast prose and mashes together cyberspace, Scottish legends, and fantasy into a wonderful cake In an early chapter a mother becomes a Banshee out of Celtic legend in order to protect her son from an internet dwelling death god To find the son, Death pulls together a hound out of deleted files, old bulletin boards, re bar, wire, and data fragments The writing is lyrical, the action violent, and the characters super shallow Science fiction it its best


  5. Rick Maydak Rick Maydak says:

    I absolutely loved this book One of the rare times I finished a novel and was sad that I reached the end I didn t want it to end I don t read novels a second time much, but I will be sure to do so with this one.


  6. Bonnie Jean Bonnie Jean says:

    An interesting take on Orpheus and Euridice which gets tied into a bigger plot where the ancient Babylonian gods who live in the universe of Virtu essentially the Internet Jungian collective mythology accessed by virtual reality attempt to cross over into Verite the real world to rule over humanity.The book starts out with a lot of very different plot lines and characters that eventually all come together to make a really fun story with a satisfying ending Minus 1 star for the plot thread An interesting take on Orpheus and Euridice which gets tied into a bigger plot where the ancient Babylonian gods who live in the universe of Virtu essentially the Internet Jungian collective mythology accessed by virtual reality attempt to cross over into Verite the real world to rule over humanity.The book starts out with a lot of very different plot lines and characters that eventually all come together to make a really fun story with a satisfying ending Minus 1 star for the plot thread of the super violent monkey troop which I honestly just found completely irritating I started skimming anytime Sayjak or his followers showed up The book could have completely done without them and not really been any the worse


  7. Charles Harrison Charles Harrison says:

    This book is a sweeping epic for the modern era There is a substantial cast of complex characters expertly woven together and never quite turning out as you expect The virtual setting is very much an expanse for the imagination richly integrated with myth and mathematics Indeed it is what I imagine Second Life should have been if it wasn t built before its time and mostly populated with deviants The touch of the mythic is trademarked Zelazny although you can tell overall it was finished afte This book is a sweeping epic for the modern era There is a substantial cast of complex characters expertly woven together and never quite turning out as you expect The virtual setting is very much an expanse for the imagination richly integrated with myth and mathematics Indeed it is what I imagine Second Life should have been if it wasn t built before its time and mostly populated with deviants The touch of the mythic is trademarked Zelazny although you can tell overall it was finished after his death In places it stutters and was hard going and seemed over long but that is pretty much all that is keeping it from a 5 star rating


  8. David C David C says:

    This is one of two books that I know of that Jane Lindskold finished after Roger Zelazny s death Unlike Lord Demon, this book retains all the magic of Zelazny at his best I don t know whether the book was mostly finished when he died or whether Lindskold somehow got in the groove that he was aiming for, but you need to read this book Virtual reality, ghosts, resurrected or re created gods, and a love story what else could you want


  9. Scott Scott says:

    An interesting read that reminded me a bit of Tad William s Otherland series Unfortunately, Zelazny passed away before completing it and the end shows it It s rushed and leaves the reader wanting Lots of philosophy is hinted at but never seems to get beyond that stage However, there are some interesting ideas here that I have not seen in other works involving virtual realms I can t wholeheartedly endorse it, but if you find it on discount or used, it might suit for an easy read.


  10. Drew Boswell Drew Boswell says:

    One of the last if not the very last stories Zelazny wrote and reading it all these years later, it still holds together well Zelazny s blend of magic and science with blurred boundaries between them almost anticipates movies like The Matrix in this tale of a very different virtual world existing and affecting the real one.