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Brod stranaca

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Bob Shaw je pisac čija djela karakterizira ujednačena kvaliteta i mnoštvo originalnih zamisli. "Brod stranaca" (1978), svojom strukturom donekle podsjeća na Asimovljevu zbirku priča "Ja robot". Svaka epizoda romana je, u stvari, zasebna priča. Poprište zbivanja je uvijek isto - MEĐUZVJEZDANI BROD, u misiji kartografiranja planeta. "Sarafanda", matični brod misije, istražuj ...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published 1995 by Zagrebačka Naklada (first published January 1st 1978)
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Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slow start, but after first two stories ended, it got really interesting. I also liked that it felt like watching a five episode TV series. Now I kind of wish there were few more 'episodes' in it.
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Star Trek, of classic SF
Oh so much fun! Each 'episode' a little smarter, and richer, than the previous. The last episode a bit overdone, but still fine. The episodic nature of the adventures of a crew of explorers reminds me a tiny bit of Star Trek, but this crew is only 12 members* and there is no captain.*

The book also fits my request for 'no villains/ bad guys.' Friends, I can go along with your argument that there needs to conflict for there to be a story. But that conflict does not have to be against evil, or be s
Stephen Theaker
Feb 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This fix-up contains five stories about the crew of the survey ship Sarafand. The Sarafand is only sent to map lifeless planets, which has fascinating psychological effects on the crew, something Bob Shaw handles with remarkable skill, and it also leads to some intriguing and unusual plots. At times they are closer to thought experiments such as the prisoner's dilemma than they are to other science fiction short stories, though Shaw doesn't shortchange us on spaceships and aliens.

In the first st
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science-fiction
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Roddy Williams
This is a fix-up novel, centred around Dave Surgenor, one of the crew of the Sarafand, a vessel of the Cartographical division of the Space Navy. The Sarafand is a space-borne pyramid, and its mission is to help chart the stars and planets in the ever-expanding sphere of known space.
One could be forgiven, reading the first story, for thinking it remarkably similar to van Vogt’s ‘Voyage of The Space Beagle’ which begins with a re-edit of van Vogt’s 1939 story ‘Black Destroyer’.
In both tales, a h
Feb 21, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
The men of the Cartographical Service are always on the edge of known space, travelling to new worlds and mapping the ever-expanding surface of the Bubble of the Human Federation. Dave Surgenor is one of the few people who lasts beyond his original five-year contract, becoming one of the most experienced hands on the survey ship Sarafand.

This book is structured into a bunch of disparate adventures of the crew of the Sarafand with several recurring characters but it's really Surgenor and the ship
Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Very slow to start with and appears to comprise of several short stories stuck together, with little follow on between them (Pretty much only the central character and the 'ship'). Most of the stories are pretty average with little character development, even the central character only getting some attention.
The book is saved by the last story where there is some nice scientific idea extrapolation that I have not come across before - in fact I was left wanting for more with this (Not necessarily
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, read-as-ebook
More a series of connected short stories than an actual novel but that's ok. Some are better than others. They are mostly of the type I grew up reading. Big on ideas, less so on character. Still one I particularly enjoyed was really just a maths puzzle. Somewhat dodgy sexual politics in the final story which left a bad taste.
Greg Williamson

Reads like a series of Star Trek episodes. Hits it's straps at last in the final chapters. Thoughtful stuff.
May 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
1980 grade B
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Книга - сборник рассказов. Некоторые из них уже читал в детстве. Это классическая научная фантастика - довольно хорошая. Но к сожалению с Аластером Рейнольдсом не сравнить.
Defenestrate reason: Unmemorable.
Medium-lousy scifi, a bunch of short stories stitched together to make a "coherent" narrative. Bland, inoffensive, nothing to write home about.
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What's The Name o...: SF anthology - solved by Andy! [s] 7 26 Apr 10, 2013 02:35PM  
Bob Shaw was born in Northern Ireland. After working in structural engineering, industrial public relations, and journalism he became a full time science fiction writer in 1975.

Shaw was noted for his originality and wit. He was two-time recipient (in 1979 and 1980) of the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. His short story Light of Other Days was a Hugo Award nominee in 1967, as was his novel The Rag
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“No amount of standing on hilltops on dark nights and surveying the heavens could prepare a man for the actuality of space travel, because the earthbound observer saw only the the stars, not what separated them. They glittered in his vision, filling his eyes, and he had no choice but to assign them a position of importance in the cosmic scheme. The space traveler saw things differently. He was made aware that the universe consisted of emptiness, that the suns and nebulae were almost an irrelevancy, that the stars were nothing more than a whiff of gas diffusing into infinity. And sooner or later that knowledge began to hurt.” 2 likes
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