Diamond Mask

Diamond Mask The st century was drawing to a close and metapsychic humankind was poised at last to achieve Unityto be admitted into the group mind of the already unified alien races of the Galactic Milieu But a

  • Title: Diamond Mask
  • Author: Julian May
  • ISBN: 9780330322997
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • The 21st century was drawing to a close, and metapsychic humankind was poised at last to achieve Unityto be admitted into the group mind of the already unified alien races of the Galactic Milieu But a growing corps of rebels was plotting to keep the people of Earth forever separate in the name of human individuality And the rebels had a secret supporter Fury, the insaThe 21st century was drawing to a close, and metapsychic humankind was poised at last to achieve Unity to be admitted into the group mind of the already unified alien races of the Galactic Milieu But a growing corps of rebels was plotting to keep the people of Earth forever separate in the name of human individuality And the rebels had a secret supporter Fury, the insane metapsychic creatrue that would stop at nothing to claim humanity for itself Fury s greatest enemy was the mutant genius Jack the Bodiless, whose power it craved But Jack would never be a tool for Fury And so it turned to Dorothea Macdonald, a young woman who had spent a lifetime hiding her towering mindpowers from the best mind readers of the Milieu But she could not hide them from Fury or from Jack Time and again she rejected their advances, unwilling to be drawn into the maelstrom of galactic politics or megalomaniacal dreams And in the end, no one not Jack, not Fury, not even the Galactic Milieu would be a match for the awesome powers of the girl who would come to be called Diamond Mask .

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    • Julian May

      Julian May was an American science fiction, fantasy, horror, science and children s writer who also used several pseudonyms including Ian Thorne, Lee N Falconer and many others.

    142 thoughts on “Diamond Mask

    • There are times when its clear that May is having a blast writing this series and there are moments when, having come up with a complicated future history, she looks at it with vaguely veiled exasperation and says, Geez, now I have to write all this out One of the ways she seems to be keeping the series fresh for herself is by introducing new characters or fleshing out ones that were only briefly mentioned earlier and playing those new characters off the established characters to see what happen [...]


    • Another totally brilliant installment in Julian May s Galactic Milieu trilogy This one as usual is narrated mostly by old Uncle Rogi and tells the tale of a new player in the saga.Dorothea Macdonald is a little girl who has amazing metapsychic superpowers but even from a young age knowing that she would be destined to play an integral part in the milieu she tries desperately to hide her powers from her family and officials who have an inkling of her metapyschic prowess and live a simple and quie [...]


    • Not paced quite as well as the other books in this series On re reading I skipped a lot of the political discussions Don t assume that this is like Lucas showing trade route discussions The politics are central to the story and full of interest and intrigue I just wanted to hurry through and get back to Marc who is present in the third book.


    • Another re read I don t quite know what it is about these that I enjoy so much I like the characters, but deplore the constant harping on about ethnic characteristics I like the whole idea of metapsychology, but get bored with the pseudo technical bits I like the Lylmik and the looping round plot, but no, I just like that And I think the whole guilt repentance presence of evil thing is well observed.Everyone needs a bit of comfort reading sometimes This is mine.Magnificat is waiting for me at ho [...]


    • One of the lesser of the series, a little to much focus on Diamond Mask, although she is still a fine character, she didn t have to much chemistry with Jack until Magnificat after this book Still a good story nonetheless.


    • The weakest book is a fabulous series, this is the penultimate book in an eight book series, and the second book of the trilogy which wraps up the loose ends of the story and fills in some background in an odd sort of prequel sequel Still, perhaps because of the amount of time which has passed since I last read it, I enjoyed it.The Galactic Milieu Trilogy is itself not as powerful or as exciting as the Saga of Pliocene Exiles, though is very different However, it does not pack the punch that mak [...]


    • The scope of this saga spanning eight novels is staggering A gate is opened to the past, specifically the Pliocene era But it is a one way trip Adventurous souls travel back, and find a world unlike any they could imagine Epic conflict rages between ancient races, and the future destiny of man is decided The initial four books make up The Saga of Pliocene Exile The Many Coloured Land The Golden Torc The Nonborn King The AdversaryThese can be read as a standalone series, but who would want to sto [...]


    • The 21st century was drawing to a close, and metapsychic humankind was poised at last to achieve Unity to be admitted into the group mind of the already unified alien races of the Galactic Milieu But a growing corps of rebels was plotting to keep the people of Earth forever separate in the name of human individuality And the rebels had a secret supporter Fury, the insane metapsychic creatrue that would stop at nothing to claim humanity for itself Fury s greatest enemy was the mutant genius Jack [...]


    • It s hard for me to know where to begin reviewing this book The obvious things it s the second book in the Galactic Milieu Trilogy and the 8th book in the overarching plot that Julian May created between the Pleistocene Era, Intervention and Galactic Milieu series It introduces Dorothea Macdonald who plays just as important a role in the cause of Unity as Jack himself It, like the first and last book, is told by a combination of Uncle Rogi s memoirs and regular story telling which can be a bit c [...]


    • I have a huge bias about these books because I think they re so damn good, and my impression from 13 is reinforced nearly fifteen years later I m sure there are flaws, because there are always flaws, but May brings this world so vividly to life for me and the characters have such depth There s a clear bias towards the Western worlds though she does win lots of points for inclusivity, especially in the late seventies early eighties before it was common practice but her loving descriptions of Cale [...]


    • This volume, with its story of Dorothea MacDonald, has a bit of an interlude feel to it, a temporary stepping away from the Remillard saga Of course Marc, Jack, and Rogi still have significant parts to play, but Dorothea s isolated childhood spent in resentment of Jack s attempts at contact seem overly long and a bit tragic Nevertheless, it s a necessary part of the epic, and in the end her relationship with Jack and the others is solidified The writing, as might be expected, is the most mature [...]


    • Good book, but don t start this universe here this is just a small part of an enormous epic If you haven t read the others, then start with either The Many Coloured Land my reviewhere or possibly with Intervention my reviewhere.This is good, though some of the mindpower scenes stretched my suspension of disbelief rather beyond my comfort zone hence four stars rather than five.


    • This book was as good if not better than the first It was compelling and creative and kept me hooked with different little surprises Dorothea grew on me as a character throughout the book, and Uncle Rogi still provides some much needed comic relief at certain intervals This book provides a new insight into both Marc and Jack that we didn t get in the first book and it was thrilling to get a better look into the lives of the Remillard s as well as a deeper understanding of the Fury Hydra dynamic [...]


    • I first read this at almost one sitting several years back I ve only read it two or three times since as I have trouble putting it down The style, the story, the pacing all make for an edge of the chair, hang on for the ride read Yes, I like it than perhaps it is worthy of but I don t care This is a recreational favorite that in adding to my books at finds me putting this on the special shelf to read once I just know that it will consume a rainy Saturday or an overnight when I should instead b [...]


    • Simply the best space opera, and the best series of novels I ve ever read This is the first of the nine, and while the last three show signs of fatigue, these novels capture a cast of characters, and one in Marc Remillard, that are truly memorable From the worlds and milieu May imagines to her evocative themes, the novels capture humanity with all its foibles and promise, and if you stick around for 6, you ll get the best plot twist in all of bookdom.


    • More a story of a small girl growing up amidst the monster of Fury and its pet Hydra than of the Remillards But the story carries on with the building of the rebel faction against the Galactic Milieu It does also deal with the growing to maturity of Jon, and the amazing helmets of Marc that amplify the psychic powers.So, look these are good stories but it s meaningless unless you ve been in on the journey that started six million years in the past.


    • I read this years ago when it was first published After that, I would wait avidly for the next to arrive at the local bookshop These books made an impact somehow I sold them at a garage sale in the 90 s then re bought the set recently Fantasy science fiction metas in depth character development excellent read.


    • I don t know why I kept going after the first one was such crap I guess I just felt guilted into it Don t make the same mistake I did This is just a crappy mystery story with a setting and characters that are ridiculously unimaginative, but mostly just ridiculous, even within the genre I mean, a planet full of Scottish people What the fuck


    • The story of Hydra and Fury continues as well as the further stories of Jack the Bodiless and Diamond Mask May gives us the typical middle of the trilogy dip this time, but the only major issue I had was the focus on DM instead of Jon Remillard.


    • can t find the first book of this trilogy, need to re read that as this one obviously starts in the middle May s plots character description development are not aging well for me, I liked this a lot better when I read it the first time.


    • I didn t enjoy this book as much as the first I was not really interested in Diamond Mask s life story I think, via Intervention and Jack the Bodiless, I ve become locked into the Remilliards story.


    • This book is a bit of a change of pace Marc s tale takes a back seat, with Diamond Mask Jon the centre of attention, though the hunt for Fury and its Hydra acolytes binds it all together.A stunning final sentence, too Well done, anyone who saw it coming I didn t, first time around.


    • 3.5 starsWow, what a cliffhanger If you ll recall from my first notes on Jack the Bodiless, I got grounded from reading the last book in this series I never knew what happened with Fury Twenty years later, I finally get to know lol.


    • Second in the Metapsycic trilogy that shouldn t be missed Hollywood would love this if they knew about it.



    • The whole Galactic Milieu AND the Intervention books series knocked my socks off I think it s time for another read I need a little deserted island time






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