- Sep 16, 2019
After swapping minds the govt employed explorer has to go on the run, as with other previous explorers who got taken over and became Messiahs, threatening to the society.
Hardly surprising, given it was first serialized in 1939, then (post-City) only came out in paperback in 1950. Very much a first novel, but with hints of the Simak to come.Cosmic Engineers which I just finished didn't wear very well.
I noted the Star Trek connections also. I wonder if anyone has done a history of warp drive. Ratz! There goes my afternoon.One point of interest for me in connection with Star Trek is that there are references to "warp drive" and something very similar to replication. Of course I doubt Simak was the first to use these terms/ideas.
So I couldn't resist having a look: according to wikipedia it seems John W. Campbell started the ball rolling:I noted the Star Trek connections also. I wonder if anyone has done a history of warp drive. Ratz! There goes my afternoon.
Good book. Possibly my favourite Simak. Not the first time someone has asked about it here.
yes possibly, I asked for it a few years ago, found it thanks, bought it, lent it, lost it, lesson learnedGood book. Possibly my favourite Simak. Not the first time someone has asked about it here.
Will try those suggestions thanks. Also just bought More than human, Theodore Sturgeon, same vintage of my formative yearsSome other books you may find interesting. These are some of the ones I keep re-reading!
Way Station - Clifford Simak
Time is the Simplest Thing - Clifford Simak - oh... it was the target of the search
All the Colors of Darkness - Lloyd Biggle Jr.
Excellent choice, you must have formed well.Also just bought More than human, Theodore Sturgeon, same vintage of my formative years
A more detailed look at the evolution of "warp drive" in fiction is on the Tau Zero web site: Starship Designs Inspired by Fiction - Tau Zero FoundationSo I couldn't resist having a look: according to wikipedia it seems John W. Campbell started the ball rolling:
"The general concept of "warp drive" was introduced by John W. Campbell in his 1931 novel Islands of Space."
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