Souls in the Great Machine

TitleSouls in the Great Machine
Year for Search1999
AuthorsMcMullen, Sean [Christopher](b. 1948)
Date Published1999
PublisherTor
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsAustralian author, Male author
Annotation

The first volume of a trilogy, known as the Greatwinter trilogy, set two thousand years in the future in a world threatened with a new ice age. There is no electricity and very limited technology. The “Great Machine” is a calculator based on enslaving thousands of “components” who do the calculations. Sequels are The Miocene Arrow. New York: Tor, 2000, which is set in an America of rigid class distinctions being undermined by some Australians; and Eyes of the Calculor. New York: Tor, 2001 in which the elaborate social structure is falling apart and group of librarians plot to build a new calculating machine.

Info Notes

A re-written version of Voices in the Light. North Adelaide, SA, Australia: Aphelion, 1994 and Mirrorsun Rising. North Adelaide, SA, Australia: Aphelion, 1995.

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Author Note

Australian author (b. 1948).

Full Text

1999 McMullen, Sean [Christopher] (b. 1948). Souls in the Great Machine. New York: Tor. A re-written version of Voices in the Light. North Adelaide, SA, Australia: Aphelion, 1994 and Mirrorsun Rising. North Adelaide, SA, Australia: Aphelion, 1995. PSt

The first volume of a trilogy, known as the Greatwinter trilogy, set two thousand years in the future in a world threatened with a new ice age. There is no electricity and very limited technology. The “Great Machine” is a calculator based on enslaving thousands of “components” who do the calculations. Sequels are The Miocene Arrow. New York: Tor, 2000, which is set in an America of rigid class distinctions being undermined by some Australians; and Eyes of the Calculor. New York: Tor, 2001 in which the elaborate social structure is falling apart and group of librarians plot to build a new calculating machine. Australian author.