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Miracle Visitors

3.11  ·  Rating Details ·  64 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
An unusually brilliant and mind-stretching metaphysical quest from one of the most exciting talents in science fiction.
John Deacon uses hypnosis to help his patients reach altered states of consciousness. One of his subjects, Michael Peacocke, is unusually susceptible and in their first session together, Michael recalls a "close encounter"--in both senses of the term--wit
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by Gollancz (first published 1978)
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Bill
Apr 10, 2011 Bill rated it liked it
in order for a hard sf book to be successful, the author must ride a fine line between science and story. too much story with little or no science and you are left wondering "how is that possible"? too much science and not enough story gives you brain strain and renders the book just plain boring.

in this book, watson errs somewhat on the too much science side. he goes into a lot of detail explaining how the various happenings in the book could actually be possible. unfortunately, there just aren
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Eddie Watkins
Oct 04, 2014 Eddie Watkins rated it really liked it
Shelves: uk-fiction
Excellent book predicated on some of the more interesting speculations about what UFOs are and what they mean. I'm fairly fascinated with UFOs (an obsession that ebbs and flows to some mysterious tidal influence), but I have little patience with simplistic strictly materialist theories involving literal green aliens in literal metal ships. I'm much more interested in theories that take into account the inevitable deeply subjective nature of everyone's experience (though of course this puts up ...more
Kent
Aug 15, 2013 Kent rated it really liked it
Awesome speculation as to the nature of UFOs. It goes underneath the issue with Freudian psychology and strange ritualistic genie-esque side commentary. It basically sums up all weirdness, or at least 90% of Coast to Coast AM's content, in one furious hypothesis. Everything but the nature of Bigfoot is wrapped up nice and tight in this theory masked as a story. For anyone who wants to discover a credible and thought-provoking thesis to the nature of UFOs, or the "UFO consciousness" as Watson ...more
Mark Hodder
This is a novel of deep, extraordinary and compelling ideas. In that regard, I liked it. However, my preference is to have such material expressed through fascinating characters and an involving plot, which doesn’t happen here. The protagonists are little more than mouthpieces, and what plot there is consists of interminable talking interposed between events that lack coherence or the sense that anything in particular is at stake. For that reason, While I was intrigued by the premise, I found it ...more
Nicholas Whyte
Aug 06, 2011 Nicholas Whyte rated it did not like it
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I thought this was a really silly book. Watson presents us with standard aliens out of UFO lore, combined with Jung's theory of UFO's (thus having his cake and eating it) and an Egyptian order of followers of Rūmī, and seems to take it all quite seriously and uncritically. None of the characters does anything remotely interesting, and there is a tremendously poor scene with an American cop. Really one to avoid.
Matteo Pellegrini

Un romanzo che non è solo un romanzo, ma un serio tentativo di strappare agli UFO la loro maschera millenaria. L'incontro di un ragazzo in bicicletta con un disco e tre ufonauti, dà l'avvio a un'indagine i cui risultati si contraddicono ogni volta nel modo più assoluto. Da una parte, non c'è dubbio, gli UFO sono reali ed esistono da sempre. E d'altra parte, neanche su questo c'è dubbio, gli UFO sono "rappresentazioni che nascono dal puro Vuoto e nel puro Vuoto si risolvono" . Ma forse le due fac

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