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Cosmos Incorporated

Maurice G. Dantec

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Title: Cosmos Incorporated
Author: Maurice G. Dantec
Genre: Novel
Written: 2005 (Eng. 2008)
Length: 384 pages
Original in: French
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  • French title: Cosmos Incorporated
  • Translated by Tina Kover

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Chances that we will review it:

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Review Summaries
Source Rating Date Reviewer
L'Express . 6/10/2005 Eric Libiot
Publishers Weekly . 31/3/2008 .
Le Temps . 1/10/2005 Nicolas Dufour

  From the Reviews:
  • "La mise en action de ce robot/personnage donne les meilleures pages du livre -- les premières -- dans lesquelles Dantec affirme ses qualités de narrateur. Dans celles qui suivent, sorte de jeu de miroirs entre l'écrivain écrivant et le robot se découvrant une conscience, doublé d'un discours abscons sur la chrétienté comme seul refuge d'une humanité perdue, le roman (le quoi ?) devient franchement énervant." - Eric Libiot, L'Express

  • "Dantec (...) writes harsh, choppy prose -- not improved by Kover's translation -- and the convoluted plot often grinds to a halt amid technical jargon, discourse on society's devolution and abstruse narrative philosophy." - Publishers Weekly

  • "Avec Cosmos Incorporated, il offre une fiction plus serrée et limpide qu'on l'attendrait. (...) Dantec fonce dans l'univers cyber-punk avec le plein d'idées, mais non sans une certaine naïveté." - Nicolas Dufour, Le Temps

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About the Author:

       French autor Maurice G. Dantec was born in 1959.

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