[Read online Conscience interplanetary Doubleday science fiction] ebook By Joseph Green


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  • Conscience interplanetary Doubleday science fiction
  • Joseph Green
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  • 22 March 2019
  • 9780385010863

8 thoughts on “Conscience interplanetary Doubleday science fiction

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    DAW Collectors #131Cover Artist Kelly FreasName Green Joseph Lee Birthplace Compass Lake Florida USA 14 January 1931Conscience Interplanetary consists of four stories padded out with new material to comprise a full length novelGreen's protagonist Conscience Odegaard is a member of the Practical Philosopher Corps whose job it is to assess the intelligence of native species on newly discovered worlds If the species is d

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    Many works of now classic sci fi are actually collections of short stories edited together to novel length I Robot is probably the best known

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    One freuent complaint that I’ve read about this book was that the stories are disjointed and disconnected The reason for this is

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    Catching up on my old enthusiasm for science fiction This book is by now a classic It portrays the professional life of an

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    This was the first SF book I ever read 30 years ago when I was about 15 It hooked me on the genre

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    Un romanzo con un eroe tutto d'un pezzo come si usava una volta Ci sono idee chiaramente d'atmosfera Campbelliana e alla base c'è anche lo spirito di Star trek degli anni '60 L'dea di un corpo di Filosofi Ambientali in giro per le stelle a salvare specie protointelligenti dallo sfruttamento dell'umanità non è male C'è una buona compone

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    Very dated work of juvenile science fiction I disliked the loosely jointed episodic stories that make up the novel proper an

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    1980 grade B

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Conscience interplanetary Doubleday science fiction

Armed with the reuired five master's degrees among other outstanding accomplishments the members of the elite Practical Philosopher Corps are a handful of galactictic roamers trained to d. Many works of now classic sci fi are actually collections of short stories edited together to novel length I Robot is probably the best known example In that example Isaac Asimov allowed his stories to retain their autonomy weaving them together with a simple wraparound story that connected them to a common character without getting in the way of the original narrative Joseph Green would have been well advised to follow such a model but unfortunately even had he done so this would still be an inferior book in comparisonWhat Green has done here instead is try to camouflage the individual stories and pretend to be presenting a unified narrative It probably helps that the hero of each story is the same person satisfying the fans of single point of view novels but in fact the stories decidedly do not work together well as a novel There is no building of a single over arching uest for the hero to work through and when Green tries to tie it all together in the concluding chapters which I believe were never published as a single story it simply comes across as contrived It also appears to me that he loses the thread of what he was interested in to begin withLooked at as separate stories the writing is still not up to Asimov s level but some of the stories are still pretty good What seems to have interested Green at the outset and what he s best at is contemplating the exobiological possibilities of life on other planets and how they might demonstrate intelligence in ways very different to human beings The main character is a Conscience which is to say a human being who examines worlds under consideration for colonization declaring them off limits if any intelligent life is discovered so there s good opportunity for Green to imagine extraterrestrial ecologies He does this unevenly but when he s good he s very good as in the case of the silicon based lifeform whose underground roots span an entire planet I was generally able to figure out within a couple of pages whether a given lifeform would be declared intelligent but I still enjoyed watching the narrator work it out for himselfGreen had formerly worked at NASA so had been exposed to scientific activity though so far as I can tell he wasn t a scientist himself wikipedia says he was in charge of writing brochures for the public I was a bit disappointed in his willingness to stray from science in order to move his narrative for example it turns out in his Universe that Einstein was wrong about the speed of light and people can travel as fast as they want without lurching forward in time or mucking about in hyperspace as Douglas Adams put it I was hoping for something a bit closer to hard s f but alas that was not to beThe other thing that annoyed me was the very Cold War feeling division of humanity between two factions one obviously Wrong and one obviously Right In fairness the Right side the Consciences and their allies are basically liberals and believers in the brotherhood of sentient life but again this came across as contrived It seemed to me that where Green was very good at thinking about alien life he was decidedly unimaginative when thinking about the Earth and that only got worse as the stories progressed to the final climax I think Green who was writing during the days of Watergate was responding to the extreme partisanship of his age which unfortunately may be a part of the book that will ring true for future generations

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Etect life on the hundreds of newly colonized planets The PP Corps members wander the universe looking for habitable planets for humanity but first searching t horoughly for native intell. Catching up on my old enthusiasm for science fiction This book is by now a classic It portrays the professional life of an evaluator of societies for that thing called intelligence Speculative exobiology has always been of interest to me While I ve never been interested in vast conspiracy theories I ll have to admit that many small scale conpiracies seem to be common I recommend beginning this book to get a flavor of the plot then if you don t like it put it down

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Igent life in which case humanity must give that planet a pass Set in the 21st century Conscience Odegaard travels from world to world crisis to crisis resolving problems that others cann. Un romanzo con un eroe tutto d un pezzo come si usava una volta Ci sono idee chiaramente d atmosfera Campbelliana e alla base c anche lo spirito di Star trek degli anni 60 L dea di un corpo di Filosofi Ambientali in giro per le stelle a salvare specie protointelligenti dallo sfruttamento dell umanit non male C una buona componente scientifica di tipo biologico e ovviamente il complotto sotterraneo che porta il protagonista a sfide sempre maggiori Nel complesso una lettura divertente anche se non eccezionale