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This lnne was last edited on 28 Marchat Travelers will be affected by the anthosacquiring attributes of the land they enter, up to and including its language.
Twelve centuries have passed since the fall of Rome ; fewer since the death of Kristos Christ. The Sun and all the planets are circling Earth, and they move not in vacuum but in aether. Forms determine Matters, and human will can change Forms. A Month of Writing — March Diseases are the signs of mind’s insanity, the weakness of Form. Having entered the domain of kratistosone gradually finds it more and more natural to behave like him, to look like him, to think like him — to be him.
A to Z Challenge: I is for “Inne Pieśni” (“Other Songs”) – Joanna “Melfka” Maciejewska
The superb worldbuilding and language experiments. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. The Earth is divided into dozens of dominions, each under the pressure of Form of kratistos man or kratista woman: The novel received the prime Polish award for sci-fi literature, Janusz A.
All Matter is composed of those five elements, mixed in proportions determined by the Form.
People can try to train their anthosand dukam are specializations of personal auras — for example in the presence of ares — a dukak born warrior — everything is a deadly weapon and an accidental punch can be a devastating blow.
There’s no evolution in nature. People with a weaker form can be easily dominated by those with a more powerful Form.
Skip to content A to Z Challenge is dukzj chance to go back to the books that made a remarkable impression on me, and the letter I brings a rather obscure title for my English-speaking readers, for which I apologize. The entire concept of Form is heavily influenced by the work of Witold Gombrowicz. This section possibly contains original research. Nature is teleological and has a purpose. Every Substance is fulfilling its ideal Form, morphewhich “exists” separately from the Matter, hilebut appears only in Substance.
The novel is a mixture of fantasyalternate history and science fiction. Coupled with his experiences in science fictionthe resulting book is hard to put into any normal genreleading many to describe it as a inn of ‘ philosophical fiction ‘ or ‘sophia fiction’.
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Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Oh yeah, the covers of all his books in this edition are great. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed.
Wow Joanna, that sounds an extraordinary book. Philosophical, because Dukaj introduces an overwhelming array of philosophical concepts, but also fiction: The covers to the books are stunning!
Zajdel Awardin September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Retrieved from ” https: In the aura of a despot everyone is a little more egoistic and harsh; in the aura of a hedonist everyone is a little prettier and sensual. That alone would make me interested. However, a chain of events sets him off on a journey — first to Africaand later into many new lands, from the depths of Warlock’s domain, through the fabled Library of Alexandria and mysterious flying city, to the Piemi colony, and on this journey he may have a chance of regaining his Form….
The universe of the book is similar to ours with one major exception: Dukaj’s primary influence have been the philosophical concepts of Dukj and Hegel. The story, even though it has fantasy flavor, is constructed with all the rules of a thorough science-fiction worldbuilding, but at the same time is quite an easy read compared to some of his other works.
Articles lacking in-text citations from September All articles lacking in-text citations Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles that may contain original research from May All articles that may contain original research All unne with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from January There are no atoms or other particlesjust five elements.
Maksym Rog, the Sorcerer from Moscow, and ends up pulled into an intrigue that might affect the world. Oh, far from that! His worlds are strange, are different from what we know, and the reader can experience it with every momen, every sentence.
dukai In this world, Hieronim Berbelek, once a powerful strategos tactician from the country called Vistula this is also the name of a river in Poland tries to find his place after failing to protect a town from an inn by powerful and feared kratistos: Views Read Edit View history.
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Thus, the human mind is able to shape reality in indirect way, to some degree, and most powerful minds have large area effect — their anthos auras, fields of influence can affect entire lands.