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Time Out Of Mind

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  43 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Time Out of Mind (Une Nuit interminable)
The Man Who Picked Up Pins (L'Homme qui ramassait les épingles)
The Miracle (Le Miracle)
The Perfect Robot (Le Parfait robot)
The Enigmatic Saint (Le Saint énigmatique)
The Lunians (Les Luniens)
The Diabolical Weapon (L'Arme diabolique)
The Age of Wisdom (Le Règne des sages)
The Man Who Hated Machines (L'Homme qui haïssait les mach
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Published 1969 by Signet (first published 1953)
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Nick Duretta
This is an interesting collections of speculative fiction stories by the guy who wrote "Planet of the Apes." Most of the stories, which have characters as diverse as Adam and Eve and Hitler, feature a similar twist ending that is a wry commentary on the lapses of the human race.
Pierre Boulle doesn't disappoint in this collection of short stories ranging from the aftermath of a certain famous Nazi leader, to the consequences of Eve refusing to eat the forbidden fruit. Very interesting and compact, all with Boulle's signature ironic silliness!
Feb 19, 2012 Amy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: brewer, own
I hunted down a copy of this book because of the short story Love and Gravity. I read that story as a "bonus" story during my science fiction literature class in high school. Brew couldn't assign it to us directly, because of the subject matter of the story itself, but he recommended it unofficially because it was such an amusing read.

The rest of the stories in the book ranged from equally amusing to odd to the point where I just wasn't sure what to make of them. Overall, it's still a wonderful
Le Parfait Robot - 5/5

Great short story. It was not a science-fiction, it was about the writing itself.
Marco den Ouden
This is a collection of short stories by the author of Planet of the Apes. Some clever tales.
James Davis
It really is absurd and fun.
The stories were slightly interesting, but not enough to make me read all of them, so their are probably some gems I missed.
Kristopher Peterson
Some stories were better than others, but fun sci-fi with a good sense of humor. It's worth one read.
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Pierre Boulle (20 February 1912 – 30 January 1994) was a French novelist best known for two works, The Bridge over the River Kwai (1952) and Planet of the Apes (1963) that were both made into award-winning films.

Boulle was an engineer serving as a secret agent with the Free French in Singapore, when he was captu
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Planet of the Apes The Bridge Over the River Kwai Garden on the Moon E = mc2, Histoires charitables, Contes de l'absurde, Quia absurdum L'archéologue et le mystère de Néfertiti

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