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Savant by Nik Abnett eBook ☆ Paperback Read ✓ Nik Abnett À ❰Reading❯ ➺ Savant Author Nik Abnett – Helpyouantib.co.uk His mind can save the world if she can save him from the human raceThe Shield is Earth's only defence Rendering the planet invisible from space it keeps humanity His mind can save the world if she can save him from the human raceThe Shield is Earth's only defence Rendering the planet invisible from space it keeps humanity safe from alien invasion The Actives maintain the shield  no one is sure how  but? This is a tricky interesting book I'm glad I read itYou are dumped into a world uite different to ours with little explanation I ended up reading the book description a few times to understand the starting position a bit better Basically the Earth has some sort of super important shield around it to prevent it being seen by others we do not find out who It's powered by extraordinarily clever people whose abstract thinking on mathematics and maybe other subjects too I wasn't sure makes them into 'Actives' They are monitored by a security support group called Service They live in colleges around the world and each Active has students and assistantsI'd call Metoo the main character She is an assistant who looks after Tobe an Active who has some behaviours that might fall on the autistic spectrum She has cared for him for years and knows exactly how to respond to his needs One day something changes and he starts acting oddly outside his normal behaviour at any rate which makes Service think the shield around the planet is going to fail imminently Everyone panics Lots of people get monitored and interviewed The endAt first I didn't know what was going on but kept reading with blind faith that I would eventually figure it all out The worldbuilding is vague I suspect it is incredibly solid in the author's mind but the book is so focused in on the characters that it doesn't go out of its way to explain the world So you never find out too much about linopro or eggpro and are instead left to guess why 'pro' items are used instead of the real thing This may or may not matter to youTobe appears to be wrestling with a probability math problem and this is what seems to send his brain patterns into a tailspin that threatens the world However the real cause of his issues which you discover for sure in the final pages of the book are uite easily guessed early on and it was slightly frustrating that none of the characters seemed to figure this out Sure they are all chosen for their jobs because they have particular types of personalities and maybe not enough of them are inuisitive but it was frustrating neverthelessAt the end the operatives looking into Tobe's mind figure some stuff out about Metoo in particular that seemed to come rather out of nowhere I wasn't sure whether I'd missed some plot or if it had just been too subtle to me or was never there in the first place view spoiler Deciding that she was 'The Mother of all things' and calling her an Empath as if it was a known thing in the story when actually it was never mentioned before seemed odd The operatives were already aware of her and I wasn't too sure how Maybe I just read too uickly I'm not sure Similarly if it was falling in love that started all this why did sharing his mathematics cause problems in other students? It did right? hide spoiler

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?without them the Shield cannot function When an Active called Tobe finds himself caught in a probability loop the Shield is compromised Soon Tobe's malady spreads among the Active Earth becomes vulnerable Tobe’s assistant Metoo is only interes The first thing to say is that I bloody loved it There is a rhythm to the writing which wonderfully echoes the idea of 'service' in the book that every character lives their daily lives bySecondly I didn't really understand uite a lot This is a fully formed world and isn't rammed full of clunky exposition to explain everything This is one of the reasons I liked it so much I detest lengthy background information and tend to regress to speed reading I don't NEED to understand everything and I don't think I SHOULD understand everything especially in a story depicting our future This creates a sense of 'otherness' which I loved; recognisable as our world but very differentAs Science Fiction goes it's less Asimov Clarke or Bear and Stanislaw Lem or Philip K DickTo sum up reading Savant sometimes made me feel far less intelligent than I'd like to think I am but at the same time because it IS intelligent and strange and clever and beautiful I felt intelligent and strange and clever and beautiful too I loved it Buy it

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Savant by Nik AbneTed in his wellbeing Earth security’s paramount concern is the preservation of the Shield As Metoo strives to prevent Tobe’s masters from undermining his fragile euilibrium the global danger escalates The Shield must be maintained at all costs I really wanted to like this book But it was just bad It was confusing and the plot didn't make sense There was no description of where they were or why the things that happened did It was a good base idea poorly executed and not thought out