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Richard Paul Russo is the author of the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel, Ship of Fools, and the Carlucci series, including Destroying Angel, Carlucci's Edge, and Carlucci's Heart.

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Автор: Russo, Richard Paul Название: Rosetta Codex, The Издательство: Random House (USA) Классификация: ISBN: 0441013899 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780441013890 ISBN: 0-441-01389-9 ISBN-13(EAN).

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In The Rosetta Codex, author Richard Paul Russo skews in-depth world-building in favor of immediate action. That’s probably a wise choice, because the story focuses entirely on one character

Philip K. Dick Award-winning author of Ship of Fools and the Carlucci trilogy. After he crash-landed on an untamed planet, young Cale Alexandros was a slave for most of his life. But when freed, he would discover a secret that some people want to learn-and a revelation that some will do anything to control.

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My fisrt introduction to this author was "Ship of Fools" which I must say I was more than a little astonished by. I have read it through twice and the second time was just as good as the first. This book was quite a good read but it simply didn't have the sort of magic that "Ship of Fools" did.

Don't get me wrong, it was well worth reading but I would definitely rate this one more of a B to B+ rather than an A.
I have enjoyed several of Richard Paul Russo's books and I liked this one. It had an interesting story to tell and characters to explore the "world" with. It seems a bit disjointed due to a small number of transitions in time and place.
His fisrt three novels were wonderful, gritty, dark noir sci-fi. This one howerver....
This is the second book I've read by the author and, though it definitely isn't as good as Ship of Fools, I found myself enjoying it quite a lot. I'm fairly new to scifi, I know world building is suppose to be a huge element and there was some of that in the book, but I think Russo's main strength is in his writing and his characters. The main protagonist, Cale, was a very compelling reluctant yet steadfast sort of hero on a mission I'm not sure I even agree with, but was interested in reading about. That's pretty much all of the story, it follows Cale (considerably more likeable than his homonym vegetable namesake) from the time he lands on a distant planet as a child to him ushering in a new age of alien/human contact as a young man. This book was definitely more of a journey than a destination sort of read, it didn't have enough drama or conflict or suspense and at times came across as somewhat episodic, but I liked it and was entertained thoroughly. I think it wasn't exciting enough to wow, but sometimes slow and steady does ok too. Maybe I was just in the right mood.
The Exile Prince heads to Conrad's World with a filled hold and special passengers. A few hours before landing, three combat fighters attack the vessel. His father sends five year old Cale Alexandros accompanied by his nanny Sidonie in the Kestrel to the nearby planet with instructions to get to the only civilized spot Morningstar. However, the duo crash on Conrad's World. Nomads find them and rape Sidonie and leave her to die. They turn Cale into a slave.

A decade passes when Blackburn the trader enables Cale to escape with him to Morningstar where he meets Sidonie, who survived her desert ordeal. She takes him home to his wealthy family. However, Cale believes that Morningstar is built on top of an alien culture and has found an ancient tome with weird metallic pages containing strange writings that he found in the desert. His family and Sidonie want him to stay home and cannot understand why Cale is obsessed with locating and entering the alien gate that his reference mentions unaware that friends are enemies planning to use him.

THE ROSETTA CODEX is a very complex science fiction thriller from start to finish. Readers will enjoy journeying with Cale whose captivity along with the book he found shape his existence though that upsets his family. The story line is action-packed and the support cast is established to enhance the plot. However, this fine alien planet thriller belongs to Cale, whose enslavement has made him so different from his family that they cannot comprehend his need to return to the place of horrors and believe he is a fool to want to ship out again. Richard Paul Russo provides a strong character-driven outer space adventure.

Harriet Klausner
SHIP OF FOOLS was one of my top Sci-fi reads of all times so I was expecting something grand but was greatly disappointed by this alleged "space opera". Comparing THE ROSETTA CODEX to the space operas of, say, Alistair Reynolds is like comparing a VW Beatle with a Mercedes. Starting with the obvious. The story makes 0 (zero) sense. It's another case of an age of hyper-technology where Bronze Age folks live placidly side by side with miraculous technology. People travel to the stars, create wondrous materials, build fantastical buildings but ride in canoes!! Also making no sense is the Codex itself. It it's purpose was re-genesis of an alien race then why go to the trouble of writing it in various Earth languages? And why does the race need regenerating in the first place? And why can't the the humans figure out this alien language except through a Rosetta Stone/Codex? In the far future do computers exist and if so, wouldn't they be slightly more powerful than a Dell laptop circa 2008?

Not only was the plot awful, it was also boring and tedious and VERY light reading - more operetta than opera. Big writing, large font, short paragraphs AND chapters. The story starts with Cale, age 5, jumps to age 14, then jumps again to age 17 (or 18 - we're not sure). What little action that does exist is quite tame and VERY brief. He has a few close encounters with the opposite sex that end up badly. Fully a fourth of the book is given over to what may be the most boring overland treks in modern literature. Along the way he meets a few people, almost all of which are thoroughly unremarkable. During one stop in a "ghost town" Cale, our intrepid hero, finds an alien "book". (Who would have imagined that ultra-advanced aliens read and published books like you and me and stored their data in such a perishable format instead of, for example, a disk or cube? Oh well, ours is not to reason why...) The Rosetta Codex was surrounded by heavy, stones that emitted a blue glow. They show up one more time in the story before disappearing without a trace or an explanation. A stranger stalks and attempts to aid young Cale several times in his life before finally turning against him. The reason for this interest is never explained like so many things. The ending is par for the course, hokey as hogwash, predictable sci-fi fare - pass through a mysterious space gate to another dimension, enter a futuristic large complex, meet a not-so-weird advanced alien who, in order to communicate, crams what appears to be a football helmet on a retarded man (sorry - it's not my tale). This alien is also able to discern between good and evil humans and sticks up for the good guys (our hero, of course). By the way, the alien moves and talks like Klaatu, the fake robotic creature in THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL. At least he did not give us a warning about atomic weapons. My grade - D-
The Rosetta Codex download epub
Science Fiction
Author: Richard Paul Russo
ISBN: 0441013899
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Ace; 1st Printing edition (April 24, 2007)