Stations of the Tide Author:Michael Swanwick The fiction of Michael Swanwick transports readers through thought and space; into dark, fantastic worlds teeming with awesome creations, characters and ideas. From the critically acclaimed author of Jack Faust comes an award-winning vision of cataclysm and transformation; an extraordinary excursion into questionable realms of morality and godho... more »od. The world of Miranda is dying--doomed to drown beneath the weight of its own oceans. In the final days before the unavoidable natural disaster, the race is on to locate Gregorian--a brilliant renegade scientist and wizard who, with his forbidden technology and charismatic magic, plans to remake the moribund planet in his own image. Gregorian must be found-- and stopped--before the rising Jubilee Tides obliterate his trail and Miranda is inexorably hurtled toward a terrifying confrontation with death and transcendence. Brilliantly realized, suspenseful and compelling, STATIONS OF THE TIDE is speculative fiction at its provocative best« less
This novel is a pageant of wacky but underdeveloped ideas, a selection of creative one-liners poorly connected by a thin thread of plot. Once I was halfway through the disjointed story, I was racing to the end just to be finished with it.