Patterns Of Chaos

Patterns Of Chaos

Colin Kapp / Oct 21, 2019

Patterns Of Chaos An assassination is ordered million years agoBron is a chaos catalyst He wreaks havoc and destruction as surely as a hurricane wherever he goes Commando Central has planted an electrode transmitte

  • Title: Patterns Of Chaos
  • Author: Colin Kapp
  • ISBN: 9780575013896
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • An assassination is ordered 700 million years agoBron is a chaos catalyst He wreaks havoc and destruction as surely as a hurricane wherever he goes Commando Central has planted an electrode transmitter receiver deep inside his brain and infiltrated him into the Destroyer Spacefleet to prevent it from gaining absolute mastery of the galaxy But Bron s own brand of chaos iAn assassination is ordered 700 million years agoBron is a chaos catalyst He wreaks havoc and destruction as surely as a hurricane wherever he goes Commando Central has planted an electrode transmitter receiver deep inside his brain and infiltrated him into the Destroyer Spacefleet to prevent it from gaining absolute mastery of the galaxy But Bron s own brand of chaos is lethally unpredictable And when whole planets are annihilated by monster hellburner bombs set on course seven hundred million years ago from distant Andromeda, aimed directly at Bron himself, both sides realise that something colossal, threatening and infinitely powerful is taking a hand in Bron s weird destinyThe Patterns of Chaos is SF in the grand style a mighty tale of galactic intrigue and destruction.

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    About "Colin Kapp"

      • Colin Kapp

        Colin Derek Ivor Kapp was a popular UK science fiction author, but one who never became a success in the USA He was active, though not prolific, as an author in the 1960s through to the 1980s He is best known for his Unorthodox Engineers stories, which recount an eccentric group of engineers, who accomplish impossible feats of engineering against all odds Pen names Colin Papp, Colin Capp.


    292 Comments

    1. I first read Colin Kapp's 'The Patterns of Chaos' way back in my late teens and had never expected to find it in print again but happily like a number of other old science fiction books it has been resurrected, in this case as part of a Gollancz programme. I approached it with some trepidation in case it had survived the years less well than I, but in fact it still reads very well. The main technology drawback is that like so many other people of the time (early 1970s), Colin could not conceive [...]



    2. This science fiction novel was a book club selection. It's nominally a space opera, but it covers a lot more ground than that label would suggest and actually has quite a high idea-to-page ratio, which is always something I admire in SF. The story opens in media res with the main character, Bron, trying to move through a city that's under orbital bombardment. We soon learn that Bron is a secret agent. He's not alone, but mentally linked to a team of handlers located on a distant outpost who are [...]


    3. Another of the books that I greatly enjoyed as a teenager but haven't read for some years. Fortunately it turns out that this is one I still enjoy. A man wakes in the middle of a vicious attack upon a city by a starship, dragged from unconsciousness by a voice inside his head. He has no memory of who he is and what he's doing there, but the voice in his head is no hallucination. The first priority is to get him up and moving to where he's supposed to be -- because Bron is a deepcover agent with [...]


    4. This book gives you a hell of a ride. It's all pretty implausible, both overall and in detail, but you don't stop and think about that at the time because you're along for the ride; and it's a good ride, well paced, full of excitement and striking images.It kicks off with a bang in classic style: a normally capable man has been dropped defenceless into a mysterious situation of crisis and mortal peril, and an unlucky bump on the head has given him amnesia. Furthermore, people he can't see are ta [...]


    5. I didn't finish this book, nor come close, as I was really put off by Colin Papp's overt misogynistic writing style. One of the primary characters in the book is consistently referred to as "Honey-Bitch" and the back cover describes her as "a sadistic bitch-goddess," which I guess should have been a dead give away. I guess I didn't realize it was going to permeate the entire book so sordidly. It's rather nauseating. Why not call the male lead "ball sac?" That might even things out a little bit? [...]


    6. A Hard Sci-fi book, Yet it was a good story, kapp was able to keep you interested despite the deep predictive chaos theory. The story is about aliens that are attacking our worlds through the science of chaos theory which is like predicting results. They know all the moves we will make A man named Bron is a wild card, he makes the most illogical choices that throw a monkey wrench into their fool proof plans.


    7. Cheap thrill. Story had a nice progression. Not the most compelling lead character, but the side characters were alright. The ending felt kind of rushed, and it was more of a fantasy than sci-fi. Overall I'd rank it 2.5/5. Worth picking up if you don't have any heavy-hitting books waiting on your shelf.


    8. An above average old fashioned space opera. In some ways, it appears to be a forerunner to the New Space Opera movement.



    9. I was quite young when I read this and really, if you like hard SF then you can't do better,just a great ride from start to finish.



    10. Oh no no no.The rape-y subplot in a classic invasion story? Why? Why was this a thing in sci-fi 40 years ago? Do you think I'm exaggerating? Let's go through the first 10 pages or so. Some context, a character we've just been introduced to is one of a trio in some military techno project that helps the amnestic protagonist in some hitherto undefined way. She;s talked to some older dude who seems to be running things, it's noted that she is wearing: a simple jet-black sheath which detracts nothin [...]


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