The Void Captain's Tale
In the Second Starfaring Age, humans travel the universe via a technology they barely understand, propelled by a space drive consisting of mysteriously complex mechanisms and, symbiotically linked to it, a living woman, the Void Pilot. Pilots are rare, and the ability to be a Pilot also entails physical wasting and a shortened life.
But Pilots live only for the timeless mom...more
As someone who researches consciousness studies a a part of my career, I found the authors capacity to creatively articulate vastly complex philosophy while effectively weaving it into a science fiction narrative was brilliant. The style of writing was extremely colourful and really accentuated a sense of immersion into the world he was creating. Though extremely dense, I found myself quickly harmonizing with his writing style and ...more
The Void Captain's Tale does not disappoint on this score. Instead of the 60's lingo, though, Spinrad uses a melange of English, German, Spanish, F ...more
Norman Spinrad, born in New York City, is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. In 1957 he entered City College of New York and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science degree as a pre-law major. In 1966 he moved to San Francisco, then to Los Angeles, and now lives in Paris. He married fellow novelist N. Lee Woo ...more