Roy Complain decides to find out. With the renegade priest Marapper, he moves into unmapped territory, where they make a series of discoveries which turn their universe upside-down...
The idea of a generational ship – where a sub-light speed vehicle must transverse such a distance in space that the destination will not be reached by the underway crew, but a second or later generation – has been the stuff of fine science fiction for decades. Methuselah's Children and Orphans of the Sky by Robert A. Heinlein are two examples and Poul Anderson’s Tau Zero is a similar variation. Writ ...more
That is an implication of a generation ship I never considered. In the absence of a FTL drive, a generation ship is one of the most viable solutions for interstellar travel. It would be a very grand ambition, a triumph of science and engineering. On the other hand, there is likely to be a dehumanizing effect on the inhabitants who have to spend their entire li ...more
It is a story about a generation starship, that is the term. This one can only travel at around 75 miles an hour, and it doesn’t have that useful Faster-Than-That drive to make interstellar travel instantaneous. Also, it isn’t one of those like in the movie Aliens where the crew are all in a coma u ...more
Radnja počinje u jednom malom plemenu koje živi zatvoreno i u kojem se znatiželja obeshrabljuje. Stari pričaju o legendi da je njihov svijet ustvari svem ...more
The main character is a rough-and-ready sort who adapts quite well to the situations he encounters. Halfway through he meets an excellent female character, well written and ...more
Firstly, to understand the early weird chapters of the novel the reader has to have an understanding of the context in which the story is set. Most of this is on the back cover blurb (and the various covers published over the years kind of give the game away) but to reite ...more
Actually, I don't know that that's really the case, but that's what it feels like, as with all the Brian Aldiss books that I've read: he creates not just worlds, but patterns for worlds. Here, the interstellar generation ship that nobody really knows is a generation ship.
In the end, the whole plot is an excuse to explore the setting--and the ways it can change. But the writin ...more
I liked the book very much. The setting is strange and the secrets are slowly revealed. The characters are carefully set up and my only complain is that their development wasn't realistic enough at the end of the book.
Anyway, a good classic that is still a lot of fun to read. The Millenium SF Masterworks series is truly a remarkable series that doesn't disappoint ...more
That didnt happened to me with "Non-stop". I supposed more or less what was going on from the very beginning even without having read reviews that contained spoilers. However I was always curious about the cha ...more
Jen konec mi přišel trochu uspěchaný (a tím koncem myslím poslední třetinu ne moc dlouhé knihy). Dovedu si představit, že by kniha měla klidně o 200 stran víc a konec byl trochu víc natažený.
In Non-Stop, Aldiss creates a rich and fascinating society of hunter-gatherers who live in "Quarters" but who are ignorant of their place ...more
Kitap hem konusu hem de anlatımı açısından gerçekten çok güzel bir kitap. Günümüzde bu tarz bir hikayeyi çeşitli sinema filmi ve televizyon dizilerinden görmekteyiz ancak 55 sene önce yazılmış bir kitapta bu konunun çok daha basit ve güzel bir şekilde işlenmiş olması çok hoşuma gitti.
Şu ana kadar okudum en orijinal konuya sahip bilim kurgu romanı oldu. 55 sene önce yazılmış ...more
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Brian Wilson Aldiss is one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today. He wrote his first novel while working as a bookseller in Oxford. Shortly afterwards he wrote his first work of science fiction and soon gained international recognition. Adored for his innovative liter ...more