Down to Earth

Down to Earth From the back cover THE EARTH was little than a memory for them a memory stretching over time and the black abyss of space a memory kept alive by the huge three dimensional images sent up to save th

  • Title: Down to Earth
  • Author: Louis Charbonneau
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the back cover THE EARTH was little than a memory for them a memory stretching over time and the black abyss of space, a memory kept alive by the huge, three dimensional images sent up to save them from the madness of their isolation Everything had been arranged to protect their bodies and their minds, this family of four, alone on a tiny planet in the outerFrom the back cover THE EARTH was little than a memory for them a memory stretching over time and the black abyss of space, a memory kept alive by the huge, three dimensional images sent up to save them from the madness of their isolation Everything had been arranged to protect their bodies and their minds, this family of four, alone on a tiny planet in the outer galaxy But one day, first insignificantly, then ever unmistakably, the elaborate machinery began to show flaws And what had at first seemed inexplicable accident, inexorably began to reveal itself in all its grotesque, horrifying truth

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    1. I don't normally leave reviews after reading a book, but after reading Down to Earth, I really needed a good rant. This book actually has an interesting premise, but is plagued by poor writing, and completely asinine plotting. The story describes a small family living in an isolated space station that is only used for emergency landings. Seeing that the family is so isolated, the space station is equipped with holograms that display a virtual world at all times. This allows a psychopath to enter [...]

    2. Come nei suoi altri romanzi, l'autore si diletta nell'usare la fantascienza come pretesto per scavare nella psiche umana. I suoi personaggi sono sempre o insicuri, o paranoici, o emotivamente compromessi. In questo romanzo però lo scopo viene solo sfiorato e non raggiunto: i protagonisti dubitano troppo, anche dinanzi all'evidenza, e si intuisce che cio' serve solo affinche' la storia prosegua come da programma. I cattivi odiano troppo e male, in modo insulso e poco efficienteLa parte piu' inte [...]

    3. In keeping w/ my ongoing project of showing uses of "anarchy" in the bks I read, I refer the reader to page 186 of this. On it, the space colonists, after having been attacked by government forces from Earth, are informed that 'civilization' on Earth has been destroyed by a nuclear disaster, & are asked to accept this new government that's just attacked them as governing them too. The patriarch of the family accepts their authority, informing his family: "That's the way it has to be. Otherwi [...]

    4. Very enjoyable. I read it first in 1967 and a couple times since. Recommended.Just finished reading it again, for, I think, the third time. Still a good story. Imaginative and exciting.

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