Nov 22, 2019
The Greatship
Posted by Robert Reed

Since the beginning of the universe, the giant starship wandered the emptiest reaches of space, without crew or course, much less any clear purpose But humans found the relic outside the Milky Way, and after taking possession, they named their prize the Great Ship and embarked on a bold voyage through the galaxy s civilized hearts.Larger than worlds, the Great Ship is lacSince the beginning of the universe, the giant starship wandered the emptiest reaches of space, without crew or course, much less any clear purpose But humans found the relic outside the Milky Way, and after taking possession, they named their prize the Great Ship and embarked on a bold voyage through the galaxy s civilized hearts.Larger than worlds, the Great Ship is laced with caverns and oceans, scenes of exalted beauty and corners where no creature has ever stood Habitats can be created for every intelligent species, provided that the passengers can pay for the honor of a berth, and the human captains make the rules and dispense the justice in what soon becomes thousands of alien species joined a wild, unpredictable journey.The first Great Ship story was The Remoras , published in 1994 by THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION All but the most recent titles in the series have been included in this volume, arranged in a rough chronological order, each story partly rewritten to capture the author s growing expertise in the starship New material has been added to bridge the centuries, hopefully enriching the resident confusion.Robert Reed is the author of a dozen science fiction novels, including two titles about the Great Ship MARROW and THE WELL OF STARS, both from Tor Books He has also published than two hundred shorter works, winning a Hugo in 2007 for his novella, A Billion Eves Reed is a long term resident of Lincoln, Nebraska.Contents Alone 2010 Hoop of Benzene 2006 Mere 2004 The Remoras 1994 Rococo 2006 River of the Queen 2004 Night of Time 2003 Aeon s Child 1995 The Caldera of Good Fortune 2007 Camouflage 2005 The Man with the Golden Balloon 2008 Hatch 2007

  • Title: The Greatship
  • Author: Robert Reed
  • ISBN: 9780786753666
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
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    The Greatship Since the beginning of the universe the giant starship wandered the emptiest reaches of space without crew or course much less any clear purpose But humans found the relic outside the Milky Way an

    Charles

    Since I was a small child, I have read science fiction, and lots of it. For decades, I’ve read all types, from H.G. Wells through 1930s pulp through 1950s “golden age” through 1970s trippy through modern (the latter in all its broad range from “hard” to “socially conscious”, i.e culturally leftist stories lacking the “science” in “science fiction”). I suspect science fiction has materially shaped my own world view. I don’t know why I like science fiction, particularly—p [...]


    AVid_D

    DNF - gave up after more than 300 pages in. It is, in effect, no more than a series of barely connected short stories of very mixed quality. My experience was not helped by the very poor editing of my e-book version.


    Suppafly

    I read this after the 2nd Marrow novel which seemed about the right time to read it. I definitely wouldn't suggest reading this as a standalone unless you are really into reading short stories anyway. I think a lot of the bad reviews are from people reading without the context of the Marrow series, which definitely makes sense, as standalone shorts these don't work that well. This gives a lot of back story to several of the main characters from the Marrow series but also meanders quite a bit. I [...]


    John

    A fantastic, wildly creative and out there book that manages still to be grounded in solid science. The characters are fewer than you'd expect for a book encompassing this much time, but there is good reason for that.Alone and Mere are firmly two of my favorite short stories now.


    Randy Gardner

    Not overly interesting IMHO


    Alexandra

    I had read a few Great Ship stories before (two of which are in here), so I was really excited about getting a collection that has almost all of them, in some sort of order.Let me get the annoying thing out of the way first. This collection was collated by Reed himself, as far as I can tell, with a bit of additional material to bridge the stories (and adding to "the resident confusion" apparently), and some stories altered as well to better fit with the others. There are a lot of typos, and a nu [...]


    Florin Constantinescu

    I was attracted to the entire Greatship series by the synopsis of this collection, and after reading one story that was collected in one of Gardner Dozois' Year's Best SF.Unfortunately, that story is not contained herein, and of the remaining stories, only two are of notice, the remaining turned out to be extremely difficult to read through to the end.Sure, they are brimming with cool ideas, but I did not like the execution style, or any of the characters.


    Jim Mann

    Robert Reed is one of the most underrated authors in science fiction. Every year he produces a number of very good short stories (and an occasional novel), and he's won several awards, but he seems to be rarely discussed. The Greatship is a collection of his stories set aboard the Greatship -- an alien spaceship the size of Uranus whose interior (and a bit of whose surface) is inhabited by numerous human and non-human groups who have migrated to the ship over the centuries as the ship has passed [...]


    M

    I'm not a big friend of short stories but these are EXCELLENT!!!Actually, most would rather classify as novelettes, imo.These short stories play in the same universe, in fact on the same 'GreatShip' as the fullblown novel 'Marrow', which I thought was good, but as I feel that Reed writes better short stories than actual novels - he's an ideas and style man, not long-form plot writer imo - I enjoyed the short stories even more.But I feel even if you haven't read Marrow, you can thoroughly enjoy t [...]


    Jim Nicholson

    Breaks a streak for me of books I've given up on without finishing. Just what I needed, apparently: good space-opera style science fiction short stories and novellas, not too bogged down in the technical details, dealing a lot with the implications of fantastic technology. Plenty of mystery and intrigue. The only complaint was that it ended too soon. I might go on to read the two additional novel-length books set in this universe, if I can overcome my hesitation due to the negative reviews they' [...]


    Gary Milczarek

    Robert Reed is one of my all time favorite science fiction writers and The Greatship is another good reason why. I love his imagination, the way he stretches life into all these strange and familiar worlds and realities within the vastness of the Greatship and weaves together their stories. Fun, clever, intriguing, fresh and captivating I find his storytelling. I want to board the Greatship myself.Thanks for giving us more digital editions of your delightful work.


    Dom

    I loved this series of stories. There's a phenomenal range of ideas and characters within. Similar to almost everything I rate 5 stars, these stories are idea driven: they explore ideas and at times take their time to do so. In most cases the fact that these are set in space is beside the point to the purpose. This is awesome stuff, but read with caution if you like plot driven stuff and are averse to an indulgent writing style.


    Milele

    This book is fantastically inventive and broad. I loved the vignettes and found myself strangely drawn to read more despite the lack of traditional plot. As I read I always wanted to know more about the universe invented by Reed and the approach of jumping from character to character and one timespan to another, actually served the purpose well and seemed to underscore the breadth of his universe. I may come back and rate this 5 stars if it sticks with me.


    Thomas

    I know this is a minority opinion, but I could not finish this book. None of the characters ever engaged me. The plot was sprawling and disorganized, it seemed to me. I give it some credit for ambition.


    Peter Roach

    Every now and then you come across a classic, this one is among the top. A series of short stories combined together to form a thrilling romp across the galaxy that when combined created a fantastic read. Well written and constructed.


    Anthony

    Stories based on an idea of a galaxy-roving omnibus spaceship would have been fun, but if the spaceship is planet-sized, it makes them even more fun. This book was very enjoyable - it should especially appeal to science/speculative fiction fans who like their writers to think big.


    Martin

    Excellent hardcore science fiction, full of amazing ideas.


    Ray

    Several 5-star stories in here. Nothing less than 3 stars.


    Michael Thome

    Enjoyed this, but not as much as Marrow. I loved getting more backstory.


    Craig

    I love these characters and even though I feel like I know them, because they 'live' hundreds of thousands of years or even millions, there is always more to find out.



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