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Los hijos de nuestros hijos

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  128 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Un día de verano como otro cualquiera, se abre una puerta en el vacío y empiezan a salir cientos, miles, millones de personas procedentes de ninguna parte. Dicen que vienen del futuro. Son los hijos de nuestros hijos. Un peligro incontrolable acecha en el futuro, y se hace preciso cortar el puente que los ha traído a través del tiempo. Pero, como suele ocurrir en estos cas ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published 1976 by Editorial Martinez Roca (first published 1974)
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Our Children's Children isn't so much a novel as an exploration. The idea is one echoed later by Julian May in her Saga of Pliocene Exile - humans come to our time, escaping from 500 years in the future, only our time is a pit-stop on the way to the Miocene.
The story is a careful and thoughtful examination of the ways in which humans - generous, cautious, and venal - might react. It's packaged nicely - mainly through the eyes of the White House press secretary - but what Simak is interested in h
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Matteo Pellegrini

Nella storia della fantascienza americana I'opera di Clifford Simak è esemplare e, al tempo stesso, unica. Partito negli anni Trenta come scrittore di superscienza e avventure sempre però ingegnose e ricche di sorprese, Simak ha trovato una sua voce personale negli anni Quaranta, a cominciare dal celebre ciclo di City (qui pubblicato al n. 182). Negli anni Quaranta, Cinquanta e Sessanta ha scritto alcuni dei suoi romanzi più noti (da La casa delle finestre nere a Camminavano come noi, usciti a s

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Arthur
Not quite what I expected, not only is Simak a great writer but of his other science fiction like They Walked Like Men he comes through. On the other hand this appears rougher than even normal for other works of Simak. If it was not for the abrupt ending of the story I was going to assume it was incomplete. After the climatic point somewhere near the end the prose style was stronger and read very well. Still the work needed more work to help it along, more suspense and less repeating the same ol ...more
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Titolo originale “Our Children's Children”, 1974
L'umanità del 2498 torna nel passato per mezzo di tunnel temporali perché nella loro epoca la Terra è stata invasa da mostri, una razza di alieni molto intelligenti e che evolvono molto in fretta; i circa due miliardi di persone del futuro vorrebbero tornare indietro fino al Miocene, ovvero a 20 milioni di anni prima, e sono costretti a transitare dal 1998 perché l'invasione dei mostri si è fatta, dopo venti anni in cui erano riusciti a
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Ignacio
¡Qué lástima! El comienzo es fantástico, lleno de posibilidades, bien relatado... ¡Imagináos!, de repente comienzan a aparecer en nuestro tiempo, los que serán habitantes de la tierra en 500 años. Huyen de un peligro mortal que amenaza con extirguir la raza humana completamente. Luego, el autor decepciona con un peligro que parece sacado de cuento de niños y al final es incapaz de resover todo lo que plantéa y nos da una larga cambiada para dejar una novela incompleta, insulsa y no bien resuelta ...more
Jesús
Oh Simak, lo hiciste de nuevo.
Genial.
Michele
Time travel + alien invasion + what killed the dinosaurs = what's not to like?

Seriously, Simak is one of the Grand Old Men of science fiction, a great writer of page-turners that keep you up late because you just have to see what happens next. His City is still one of my all-time favorites, but this is a close second.
Richard
This starts promisingly, with the world's population of 500 years in the future fleeing to the present. How can the present day world support them? The novel soon degenerates into endless dialogues. There are many characters and none of them are developed. Simak wrote this novel in 1974 but, except for some references to young protesters, it seems straight from the 1950's. I can't recommend this one.
Oscar Navarrete
Este es el primer libro de este autor que cae en mis manos.

Sin duda, los personajes están construidos de manera floja, ninguno tiene personalidad y parece que le daba flojera al autor dotarlos de más características. El fotógrafo y el presidente parecían el mismo personaje con dos nombres diferentes.

Un libro para leer entre obras de ópera espacial o ciencia ficción dura.
Devero
Quando da un pacifico futuro un'orda di profughi umani, in fuga da una minaccia di predatori alieni, piomba nel presente, prende il via un romanzo decisamente interessante e ricco di idee. Come ospitare milioni di profughi? Come affrontare quelle belve aliene che li inseguono? Come funziona il viaggio nel tempo e perché si può viaggiare solo al passato?
David Haverstick
Promising start, the conclusion wraps up nicely as well. It's the middle that drags. Lots of political dialogue, some of it seeming quite contrived. A pair of half-thought through infatuations as well that I think were supposed to be love interests. I think if a lot of the middle was pared out if this story, then it would make for a much stronger novella.
krin
This was a good science fiction book with lots of untapped potential. I liked the interactions between the people from the future and the ones in the present. At the end, however, I found myself wondering what happens next and being a little disappointed that there were so many unanswered questions.
VeganMedusa
A good read but I felt like it fell apart a bit in the end. The business with the monsters was resolved too quickly, after building them up as these unbeatable killing machines. Interesting ideas though.
Dvdlynch
Tries way too hard to be 'socially relevant'. The deus ex machina ending doesn't help matters.
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