The Idiot Gods

The Idiot Gods The Idiot Gods is an epic tale told by an orca David Zindell returns to the grand themes of Neverness in this uniquely moving book An epic tale of a quest for a new way of life on earth told by an or

  • Title: The Idiot Gods
  • Author: David Zindell
  • ISBN: 9781370373864
  • Page: 303
  • Format: ebook
  • The Idiot Gods is an epic tale told by an orca David Zindell returns to the grand themes of Neverness in this uniquely moving book.An epic tale of a quest for a new way of life on earth, told by an orca.When Arjuna of the Blue Aria Family encounters three signs of cataclysm, he leaves his home in the Arctic Ocean to seek out the Idiot Gods and ask us why we are destroyingThe Idiot Gods is an epic tale told by an orca David Zindell returns to the grand themes of Neverness in this uniquely moving book.An epic tale of a quest for a new way of life on earth, told by an orca.When Arjuna of the Blue Aria Family encounters three signs of cataclysm, he leaves his home in the Arctic Ocean to seek out the Idiot Gods and ask us why we are destroying the world But the whales ancient Song of Life is beyond our understanding, and we know nothing of the Great Covenant between our kinds Arjuna is captured, starved, tortured and made to do tricks in a tiny pool at Sea Circus.His love for a human linguist gives him hope, even as he despairs that other people twist his words and continue the worldwide slaughter As the whales beloved Ocean turns toward the Blood Solstice the fate of humanity hangs in the balance for if Arjuna gains the Voice of Death he could destroy mankind But if understanding can prevail, he may, through the whales mysterious power of quenging, create a new Song of Life and enable human evolution to unfold.

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  • I have a thing for dolphins. I've had it since I read Brin's Startide Rising, or maybe even earlier, when my parents took me to the Dolphinarium in Varna. I've wondered whether dolphins may be smarter than us humans. I've known that they're kinder. I've yearned to find a way to talk with them. I've written stories where they take center stage.And now, after The Idiot Gods, I have a thing for orcas. :)Here come the highlights of my thing:~ When I first mentioned this book to my friends who are Zi [...]


  • I am a fan of David Zindell's philosophical style which I first experienced in his early books of Neverness and the following The Requiem for Homo Sapiens trilogy. In his fiction there is much substance which I continue to think on today (twenty years later). So while The Idiot Gods is not as good, it is still a Zindell work in the style which affects me. So, it is therefore better than most, and earns a five star rating from me. It will not be a book for everyone, but it probably should be.'It [...]


  • The (harper edition) cover tells you all you need to know. This is an environmental narrative. I would also say this is a science-fiction book rather than fantasy. I say this because like sci-fi greats, like Ray Bradbury, Zindell has used an unfamiliar setting (or in this case perspective) to display our very familiar problems, and perhaps dare to warn us what has (in the author’s mind) gone wrong and maybe provide us with some hope/answers/ideas/solutions.The world building is amazing. Zindel [...]


  • Premise: Is the legacy of humanity the destruction of the earth, and must they be killed before they bring it about? That is the question Arjuna the orca must ask of himself and the Ocean world.I get how some might find this book moralising, and I definitely get it's not for everyone, but I greatly enjoyed this philosophical sf. We get to follow Arjuna as he witnesses three signs of human destruction, and how he loses his ability to quenge (a sort of state of zen/love/essence of being). Then he [...]


  • I received a copy of this book through Giveaways - thank you very much - but this has not influenced my review. Okay! I get it! Orcas are wonderful and humans are horrid.This book is beautifully written, poetic, wordy and what a lovely subject matter. But. I'm afraid I've given up after about 300 pages. I can't take any more and need to read something else. I feel like I've had the same message sledgehammered into my skull over and over again - Orcas are good, humans are bad. Orcas are clever, [...]


  • This is an interesting book. Not outstanding as others from Zindell (like Neverness or the Requiem for Homo Sapiens trilogy), but a good one all the same; if allowed for fractional rating, I would have given it 3.5 and not 4.Anyway, for me the best test of how good a book is, is how long it lasts in my memory after reading it. I will return and update this review in 5 years to reflect that.


  • Fascinating and well-thought-through concept. Unfortunately, the tone got ever more preachy and self-righteous as the storyline developed.I struggled to get through it after initially enjoying it.


  • Stunning story. A bit slow to progress but I enjoyed the meandering ponderings of this beautiful whale's mind. Highly reflective, it forces you to look abstractly and critically at the world and your own ethos. Really beautiful.


  • I must admit I found this hard going but very moving. give it a go, I'm glad I did. I will now read more David Zindell's books.


  • Amazing story. Will Arjuna save the world, or make war with it? Philosophical and complex text, exercise for the mind :)


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