Darwinia by Robert Charles Wilson PDF

By Robert Charles Wilson

Darwinia (titre unique : Darwinia) est un roman de science-fiction de l'écrivain canadien Robert Charles Wilson publié aux États-Unis en 1998 et en France en l'an 2000.

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En mars 1912 survient un événement que certains qualifieront rapidement de « miracle » : l'Europe, dont los angeles majorité de l’Angleterre, ainsi qu'une grande partie de l'Asie et de l'Afrique disparaissent subitement, ainsi que l. a. totalité de leurs habitants. Ces territoires sont alors remplacés par une nouvelle masse continentale recouverte par une faune et une flore étranges, qui semblent avoir suivi un chemin différent de l'évolution. Par dérision, ce nouveau monde est appelé Darwinie.

Interprété par certains comme une intervention divine, le « miracle » affecte le monde entier et swap le cours de l'histoire.

Dans ce qu'il reste de l. a. ville de Londres, Guilford legislations, un jeune photographe américain, fait partie de l'expédition Finch, première du style à partir à los angeles découverte de ce nouveau continent. Au moyen de bateaux à vapeur, ce groupe de scientifiques et d'aventuriers décide de remonter ce qui était autrefois le Rhin, afin d'explorer ces contrées mystérieuses. Mais rapidement, péripéties et évènements dramatiques s'enchaînent, mettant en chance l. a. survie de l'expédition et de ses membres.

À côté de cela, Guilford legislations est régulièrement visité par un compagnon indésirable, un mystérieux jumeau qui semble avoir vécu — et être mort — sur une Terre replacement, non affectée par les changements dus au miracle. Lors de cette première apparition, ce personnage lui apparaît en rêve, se présentant comme une « sentinelle », pour lui délivrer un message : los angeles Darwinie ne serait pas ce qu'elle semble être et lui-même ne serait pas qui il croit être.

Pendant ce temps, aux États-Unis, un médium du nom d'Elias Vale est également visité mais par une créature tout à fait différente, aux desseins visiblement plus belliqueux. On en apprendra pas beaucoup plus sur cette partie de l'histoire avant les derniers chapitres du roman.

La fin de l'histoire révèle qu'une lutte est engagée entre deux factions aux objectifs inconciliables. D'une half, les « sentinelles », gardiennes des « documents », une tremendous simulation informatique qui garde los angeles mémoire de l'univers afin de vaincre los angeles mort. De l'autre côté, les « psions », sortes de virus, des parasites qui infiltrent les records pour les détruire. Dans cet environnement mondial perturbé, une lutte s'engage entre les deux camps. Le voile de l'apparence est sur le element de se déchirer en révélant le mensonge de los angeles Darwinie. Guilford prend alors judgment of right and wrong qu'il n'est qu'un tool de cette lutte cosmique pour l. a. sauvegarde de l. a. mémoire universelle, entre les sentinelles et les psions.

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And it would be good to know as much as possible about these people—for instance, how this Mr. Casse had found him. Scholarship was open, certainly, it could have been nothing more than someone noticing his academic achievements. But his experience with Cojensis made him suspicious of simple explanations. How had Cojensis been involved? This was the first time Bobby had been approached this way; it scared him a little. Deirdre was only helping by contacting her stepfather—Dennis McMillin was privy to a great deal of information—and Bobby appreciated it on a certain level.

That did not exactly mollify Sarah—she disliked relying on people so removed from them, from their experiences—but Jack had been good to his word since their return. She just needed to learn to trust him. After all, it’s Jack’s people downstairs once more installing our on-site security…We’d better be able to trust him… She opened Destry-McMillin’s website. The lab had been founded in the mid-Eighties by partners Ian Destry and Dennis McMillin, both PhDs in physics. The lab had begun small, then leaped ahead by taking advantage of the digital boom.

The dream faded, blended with memories of other things, and he lost the thread. Bobby opened his eyes in fading afternoon light. The blinds cast angled shadows across a painting Deirdre had bought from a recent art bazaar: an abstract, supposedly depicting music, all in rich tones of azure and violet and emerald, with splashes of gold and scarlet. He had doubted her claim that she had paid very little for it; in fact, the more he looked at it, the more he believed that she had paid a lot for it.

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