7th Sigma

7th Sigma

Book - 2011
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Welcome to the territory. Leave your metal behind, all of it. The bugs will eat it, and they'll go right through you to get it...Don't carry it, don't wear it, and for god's sake don't come here if you've got a pacemaker.

The bugs showed up about fifty years ago--self-replicating, solar-powered, metal-eating machines. No one knows where they came from. They don't like water, though, so they've stayed in the desert Southwest. The territory. People still live here, but they do it without metal. Log cabins, ceramics, what plastic they can get that will survive the sun and heat. Technology has adapted, and so have the people.

Kimble Monroe has chosen to live in the territory. He was born here, and he is extraordinarily well adapted to it. He's one in a million. Maybe one in a billion.

In 7th Sigma, Gould builds an extraordinary SF novel of survival and personal triumph against all the odds.

Publisher: New York : Tor, c2011
ISBN: 9780312877156
9780812561555
Branch Call Number: GOUL
Characteristics: 384 p
Alternative Title: Seventh sigma

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Derfred
Apr 26, 2017

I enjoyed this. It does read a bit more like a Young Adult novel but there are some themes that don't really fit. It is well written and you get a good sense of the characters with enough detail left out to fill in the blanks with your own imagination.

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Patron3563
Jun 09, 2014

Enjoyed this book. I was reminded a lot of stories written by Heinlein and Spider Robinson and a few others. I thought Gould did a good job setting up his characters and the universe they live in.

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Nords
Dec 20, 2011

An OK book. I did love the theme (a plague of self replicating robotic insects has turned 1/2 the USA into a post-apocalyptic area with no metal) and the main character is likable and interesting. But there is just no substantial plot to the book. It jumps around with 3 or 4 short adventures that are all just minimally tied together. So I just didn't really get into it.

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JLBowen
Oct 16, 2011

Usual Gould style with a nice mix of martial arts and teenagers. Really should be classed as YA instead of Sci-Fi. If you have ever read a book by Gould, you will probably enjoy this one too

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