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Los hijos de nuestros hijos

3.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  169 Ratings  ·  20 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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Metaphorosis
Oct 06, 2013 Metaphorosis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, 2013-rev
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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Ignacio
Sep 09, 2013 Ignacio rated it liked it
¡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
Matteo Pellegrini
Jan 22, 2014 Matteo Pellegrini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantascienza

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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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.
Jesús
Oct 08, 2014 Jesús rated it it was amazing
Oh Simak, lo hiciste de nuevo.
Genial.
Arthur
Apr 13, 2014 Arthur rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Antonella Sacco
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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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Helder
Dec 05, 2015 Helder rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
Este livro foi o meu primeiro livro do SFWA Grand Master Clifford D. Simak.
Tem uma excelente premissa: os filhos dos nossos filhos são refugiados de 500 anos do nosso futuro perante uma ameaça à extinção da espécie humana.
Um êxodo temporal de grande parte da população mundial que para além de produzir um grande impacto socioeconómico, a própria ameaça é trazida para esta época.
Bem estruturado e com bom ritmo, Simak explora as várias reacções possíveis duma sociedade perante o tal acontecimento.
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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
Jun 17, 2012 Richard rated it it was ok
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
Mar 20, 2013 Oscar Navarrete rated it liked it
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
Aug 10, 2013 Devero rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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?
krin
Oct 17, 2008 krin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
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.
João Sousa
Apr 24, 2016 João Sousa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: argonauta
I found this book a bit disappointing. It starts really well and I enjoy its pace, narrative jumps from place to place, from character to character without slipping. But soon it falls into endless and useless political considerations, with an irritating moral approach.
D
Jan 05, 2015 D rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting concept. They focus on the political ramifications of what might happen in such a crisis, but don't leave enough room to develop much. As a result, loose ends are tied up quickly (as if they were running out of pages to write on).
Russalia Kovacheva
Mar 26, 2016 Russalia Kovacheva rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: simak
A major disappointment. I'm rating it two stars, only because it's Simak's. Too many characters and a really poor plot. But everyone has the right to write something not so good from time to time, of course.
VeganMedusa
Feb 23, 2010 VeganMedusa rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
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.
John
May 07, 2015 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi-fantasy
1982 grade B
Babete
Nov 19, 2011 Babete rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Uma boa história!
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