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eBook Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand epub
  • ISBN: 0755100565
  • Author: Brian Aldiss
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: House of Stratus Ltd (July 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • ePUB size: 1569 kb
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Home Brian W Aldiss Galaxies Like Grains of Sand. Galaxies like grains o. .Galaxies Like Grains of Sand, . Perhaps it was something like that when, in 1960-back at the dawn of time!-Signet Books of New American Library accepted a collection of Faber-published short stories entitled CANOPY OF TIME and they decided to move the furniture around. Signet reduced the eleven Faber stories to eight. While bestowing upon the older selection the more swash-buckling title, GALAXIES LIKE GRAINS OF SAND. Wow! Unlike many captains, this one really did know best.

Brian Aldiss seems to have always had a more oceanic sense of time than even most science fiction writers, an.Brian W. Aldiss was born in Norfolk, England, in 1925.

Brian Aldiss seems to have always had a more oceanic sense of time than even most science fiction writers, an almost measured vision of what will transpire in the long run. Over a long and distinguished writing career, he published award‑winning science fiction (two Hugo Awards, a Nebula Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award); bestselling popular fiction, including the three‑volume Horatio Stubbs saga and the four‑volume the Squire Quartet; experimental fiction such as Report on Probability A and Barefoot in the Head; and many other iconic and pioneering works

Nothing is intended to last. The trees fall year by year, the mountains tumble, the galaxies burn out like tall tallow candles. Nothing is intended to last - except time.

Nothing is intended to last. The blanket of the universe. wears thin, but time endures. Time is a tower, an endless mine; time is monstrous. Human and inhuman characters are pinned to time like butterflies to a card; yes, though the wings stay bright, flight is forgotten. Time, like an element which can be solid, liquid or gas, has three states. In the present, it is a flux we cannot seize.

Galaxies Like Grains of Sand. In Galaxies Like Grains of Sand, Brian W. Aldiss tells the tale of mankind’s future over the course of forty million years. Each of these nine connected short stories highlights a different millennia in which man has adapted to new environments and hardships. This ebook includes a new introduction from the author. Sci-fi & Fantasy Post-apocalyptic Classic Sci-fi. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Galaxies Like Grains of Sand is a collection of interconnected short stories

Galaxies Like Grains of Sand is a collection of interconnected short stories. Unlike most science fiction stories, Aldiss's tales span tens of thousands of year and follow the development and evolution of the human species. Along the way he poses questions and thoughts about what it is to be human.

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Brian Aldiss seems to have always had a more oceanic sense of time than most science fiction writers, an almost .

Brian Aldiss seems to have always had a more oceanic sense of time than most science fiction writers, an almost measured vision of what will transpire in the long run, a time-sense which is reflected both in his fiction and in the pace and course of his career. Norman SpinradThese nine stories from 1960, early in Brian Aldiss's long and productive career, were originally conceived as a single entity, and form a chronicle of the next forty million years.

The US title Galaxies Like Grains of Sand (1960, Signet S1815), (1979 Panther), was a different version, which Aldiss preferred. No Time Like Tomorrow (1959, Signet S1683), collection of 11 short stories and 1 novelette: "T", "Not for an Age", "Poor Little Warrior!", "The Failed Men", "Carrion Country", "Judas Danced", "Psyclops", "Outside", "Gesture of Farewell" (novelette), "The New Father Christmas", "Blighted Profile", "Our Kind of Knowledge".

Brian Aldiss seems to have always had a more oceanic sense of time than most science fiction writers, an almost measured vision of what will transpire in the long run, a time-sense . Books related to Galaxies Like Grains of Sand. These nine stories from 1960, early in Brian Aldiss's long and productive career, were originally conceived as a single entity, and form a chronicle of the next forty million years.

Comments: (7)
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
My second read by Aldiss and just as enjoyable. This is from the golden age of scifi or thereabout, 9 thematically connected stories about the future of the Earth. Of course that is much too vague, since most if not all science fiction deals with that very subject, but this is specifically the projected future that spans millennia and then some. So it's a very lofty, very ambitious premise and the execution, while somewhat uneven, is quite good too. Not great, mind you, for me it never really exceeds the terrific first story, but very interesting still. Aldiss gives himself 40 million years to play with and each story visits pivotal moments in that timeline, the highs and lows and various oscillations in between. It's wildly inventive and often has a moral, but then again can just be read as an entertaining tale. Originally published in 1959 in UK under The Canopy of Time and 1960 in USA under author's preferred title seen above, it doesn't really reflect its age with the sort of dated references some genre books from that era tend to. This is pure imagination shaped by a good grasp of historical references, social psychology and politics. Despite all the serious implications such a collection might have found itself weighted down with, this is still pretty light reading, mostly entertaining, though might make you think now and again. Not sure if it was ever meant to be more, it's quite slender and unimposing for all that it is. Fun read. Recommended for science fiction fans.
Winail
Galaxies Like Grains of Sand is a solid work of science fiction. It accomplishes what so many books in the genre surprisingly fail to do, which is to raise questions about our collective future based upon our past and present conditions. For those that want to consider far reaching ideas about our long-term societal and human evolutionary paths, Galaxies Like Grains of Sand has no shortage of such ideas.

My issues with Galaxies stem from its structure. It attempts to be one complete text that presents fragments of Earth's history through countless millennia into the future. To accomplish this structure, the book is comprised of several short stories that are tied together with brief prefaces that focus on the book's historical theme.

Aldiss' approach fragments the characters and the setting of each story while the central them of Earth's history is carried through to the end. Consequently, the characters and settings of each story serve Aldiss' purpose, but they fail to elicit any lasting sympathy. The characters simply vanish as the next fragment begins.

The end result feels more like a recital of Aldiss' version of Revelation, and the human implications associated with Aldiss' visions are left to a sort of faith in him as the all-knowing writer. In the absence of sympathy, there is no way to feel a sense of truth in Aldiss' words.

I think science fiction is capable of a literary story; complete with characters that communicate the nature of their existence, a setting that extrapolates realistic speculations on science, and a plot that strikes close to a human understanding of life. But so far, such a book has been elusive.
Thoginn
I loved this book. It reminded me of Bradbury's "Martian Chronicles" (in a good way). RIP Brian Aldiss. Moving on to another of his books now that I've finished this one.
Thundershaper
Spanning eons of time, Aldiss spins tales of triumph and failures. At times, the tales are deeply philosophical, others metaphorical. But you'll need to keep the dictionary handy (nice to have e-book with an instant dictionary!).
Brazil
Not really...Mr Aldiss was starting his writing and it shows. Kind of stale, not moving along nicely and the ideas seem outdated and full of themselves. Granted, these are old stories that are "reprinted" to give you some knowledge into the golden era, but it will do nothing for the new fan that is getting started in SF. If you know other stories by Mr Aldiss, buy this just to understand his evolution...if you have not read something from him, skip it.
Zulurr
This is an unique look at the universe, and earth and its inhabitants place in it. I loved the history of the evolution of earth and men interspersed with stories about that period in time...many if not all in the vast future. Hard to believe that this was written in the '60s.
Cyregaehus
This is one of my favorite sci fi books. Although the stories were written--and can be read--independently, they come together as a sweeping view of humanity's progress (ups & downs) over about 40 million years. Very entertaining.
I read this book about 50 years ago when paperbacks went for like 35 cents. I was young and into science fiction. Brian Aldiss was one of my favorite authors so when I saw this re-release I decided to give it a try. I found the book rather dated (no surprise). I also found the stories less than compelling.
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