neverness, Greek calends
month of Sundays, blue moon, when pigs fly
no time, datelessness, eternity, perpetuity
nonexistence: nonexistence, inexistence, nonbeing, nonentity, nothingness, nullity, neverness
different time: neverness
The universe of Neverness is intriguingly complex. filled with extraordinary beings. There are the Alaloi, who have chosen to return to the Neanderthal state ... the Order of Pilots which reworks the laws of time and physics to catapult its members through dense regions of 'thickspace' ... the Solid State Entity, a vast brain made up of moon-sized biocomputers... and the leldra, a legendary race of aliens that seeded the galaxy aeons ago with its DNA and so began the evolutionary cycle.
Against this rich backdrop
unfolds the story of young, headstrong Mallory Ringess, a novitiate of
the Order of Pilots. Against all odds he has penetrated the Solid State
Entity - and made a stunning discovery. A discovery that could unlock the
secret of immortality
hidden among the Alaloi....
Gods exist to devour information. The lower intelligences sort, filter, concentrate and organize information. And the gods feed.
- _Neverness_ by David Zindell