The Armies of Memory

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Macmillan, Apr 3, 2007 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Giraut Leones, special agent for the human Thousand Cultures' shadowy Office of Special Plans, is turning fifty--and someone is trying to kill him.
 
Giraut's had a long career; the number of entities that might want him dead is effectively limitless.  But recently Giraut was approached by the Lost Legion, an Occitan underground linked to an alliance of illegally human-settled worlds beyond the frontier. Also, it turns out that the Lost Legion colony has a "psypyx" --a consciousness-recording--of Shan, onetime boss of the Office of Special Plans. If they have that, they have literally thousands of devastating secrets.
 
Now, returning to his native Nou Occitan, Giraut will encounter violence and treachery from human and artificial consciousnesses alike.  As bigotry and mob violence erupt throughout the rapidly destabilizing interstellar situation, Giraut will be called on the make the ultimate sacrifice, for the sake of civilization itself...
  

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The conclusion of a four-book series that takes place over thirty years. It's been a long time since I've read the earlier books, and I struggled through the first few chapters, and never really got ... Read full review

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Barnes kind of runs out of things to have happen before he runs out of story, so the last third or so of the book is a kind of dull exposition, but it's still set in a fascinating universe that has ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

John Barnes is the award-winning author of many SF novels, including Orbital Resonance, A Million Open Doors, and The Sky So Big and Black. With Buzz Aldrin, he wrote Encounter with Tiber and The Return. He lives in Colorado.

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