The Merchants of Souls


The Merchants of Souls
First edition
AuthorJohn Barnes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SeriesThousand Cultures series
GenreScience fiction novel
PublisherTor Books
Publication date
Nov 2001
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
ISBN0-7653-0330-2
OCLC60799717
813/.54 22
LC ClassPS3552.A677 A89 2006
Followed byThe Armies of Memory 

The Merchants of Souls is a 2001 science fiction novel by John Barnes and the third book in the Thousand Cultures series.

Contents

Summary


The book follows Giraut Leones, a special agent who has been betrayed by those he thought he could trust. He has sworn off of working for the Office of Special Projects but is drawn back after discovering that a group has begun recording the personalities of the deceased and is using them for their own entertainment. This is considered an affront to Leones and many of the peoples of the Thousand Cultures, threatening to break the fragile balance in place.

Characters


Planets referenced


Reception


Critical reception for The Merchants of Souls was mixed,[1][2] with the Orlando Sentinel giving it a positive review while Publishers Weekly panned the novel.[3][4] Kirkus Reviews also gave a mixed review, stating that it was a "Soporifically plotted story of ideas that, despite some sly social satire, gets lost in interminable talk about human identity, truth, and memory."[5] In contrast, Locus Online named it one of their recommended reads of 2001 for science fiction novels and nominated it for a 2002 Locus Award.[6][7]

See also


References


  1. ^ "Review: The Merchants of Souls" . Booklist. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Review: The Merchant of Souls" . Book Verdict (Library Journal). Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Review: THE MERCHANTS OF SOULS" . Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  4. ^ Marsden, William (Dec 30, 2001). "SORCERERS, STORED SOULS, MAGIC TAKE FANTASY TO NEW HEIGHTS" . Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Review: THE MERCHANTS OF SOULS" . Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Recommended Reading: 2001" . Locus Magazine. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  7. ^ "2002 Locus Awards" . Locus Magazine. Archived from the original on 20 December 2006. Retrieved 19 February 2013.

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Categories: 2002 American novels | 2002 science fiction novels | American science fiction novels | Novels by John Barnes | Tor Books books




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