Последният бастион

Последният бастион

  • Title: Последният бастион
  • Author: Poul Anderson Камен Костов
  • ISBN: 954585633X
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
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    One of the things I like about Poul Anderson’s writing style is that he seems to be a pleasant mix of Robert A. Heinlein and Philip K. Dick. In no other book is this more evident than in Harvest of Stars, Anderson’s 1992 publication that describes a future totalitarian Earth with a strong libertarian underground. This is similar in tone to Heinlein’s The Cat Who Walks Through Walls and also somewhat reminiscent of Dick’s Vulcan's Hammer. An observant reader can also see a similarity with [...]

    Poul Anderson is a favorite Sci-Fi author whom I have read since the mid 1950s. His books were often released by the SFBC and I inherited a number of those dual Sci-Fi paperbacks with 2 novels, one upside down to the other containing some of his pulp fiction. His Golden Age novels are typical of the time and reminiscent of Heinlein's ilk. His later works are more complex and often epic with more literary styles. This 1st book of a 4 book series sets up a universe in which mankind goes to the sta [...]

    I remember really liking, even loving this book when I first read it decades ago. But then I was a newly minted libertarian eager to see my philosophy reflected in fiction. Although I disagree with those detractors who sneer at this being reminiscent of Ayn Rand--not that I personally find anything wrong with that. No, to me this read like a homage to Robert Heinlein, particularly The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. Heinlein had died only five years before this book was published, and the first name o [...]

    SUBTITLED: The Mostly (But Not Completely) Dull Adventures and Ravings of a Mind in a Box and His Capable Lady Employee Friend1.75 stars for the first 75%. Politics, economics, psychodynamics, egos, run-around plot, corporation vs government, evil-ish doppelgänger. Takes place on Earth & Moon, and in-between, over a period of what seems to be a few months.3.25 stars for the last 25%. Ambitious, but interesting. FINALLY we leave Earth/Moon behind -- for a distant and (view spoiler)[doomed (h [...]

    If I wanted to read a philosophical diatribe about the nature of the human condition and the benefits of self-centered free market economics, I'd go read an Ayn Rand novel. As terribly boring and unconcerned with narrative structure as I have found Rand's fiction, I must say that Anderson combines the worst elements of her works with the worst elements of science fiction. The end result is a pompous, bloated affair that should have ended two hundred pages earlier. Almost every new character, int [...]

    My high school years were spent reading every work of science fiction I could get my hands on. Poul Anderson had always been one of my favorites. Then marriage, children, work and life slowed my reading to an occasional mainstream bestseller. Now my kids are older, and having a little more time to spare for the great science fiction of my youth, I've been finding great new authors and revisiting some of my old favorites. I was greatly pleased to find Poul Anderson had new works for me to enjoy a [...]

    Atlas Shrugged with Sexy Moon People. Has some neat ideas around AI that apparently are explored more deeply in the second book but I couldn't get past the second book's deep treatment of the seal people.

    The premise is good. But there is not so much drama. At times it becomes a bit of tedious read. Somehow there is lack of continuity between first half and second half.

    Published in 1993, Harvest of Stars is the first volume of a four-book future history on Man’s expansion to the stars, as well as a heavy-handed tract on the author's cherished political (libertarian) themes. The book is divided into two acts vastly separated in space in time. In the first act, space pilot Kyra Davis is sent to a future North America ruled by a totalitarian government. Her mission is to smuggle out the downloaded personality of Anson Guthrie, founder of the private space compa [...]

    Novela entretenida, que se hace un poco larga ya que parece que el autor intenta darle localizaciones, personajes y tramas de 3 novelas distintas en una sola.

    This book feels like 1.5 books -it starts in the middle of the "first book", which is about a company called Fireball and its struggles with a totalitarian United States. It sorta feels like it starts in the middle of a bunch of action on that front, then about halfway through the book, all of that gets wrapped up and we move on to a totally different book starring most of the same characters, more or less.I feel like thee's an outline of two good books in here, each of which I could have liked [...]

    The one star rating is as low as I'll go. I did not finish this book. Maybe it's because I don't feel like investing the time it in (it's 531 pages long). Maybe it's because it's filled with crazy dialect-ridden dialog. Maybe it's because it comes across as a hyperbolic rant against religion and government. I think it's all of that and because it just wasn't very interesting. The premise appears to be that there is some future where governments are mostly puppets of huge corporations and special [...]

    Two things I know to be true: this book is about Star Wars, and this is my mother's favorite book. I have made these two facts clear to her (my mother) on several occasions, yet she keeps forgetting, evincing surprise every time I reiterate them. I do try to help her. Every time I see this book, I bring it to her, suggesting she keep it with her wherever she might be: in bed at night, in the car, and so forth. Yet I repeatedly find it out of place, i.e. sitting on a bookshelf with other paperbac [...]

    I wasn't sure what the heck to think about this book as I started and (half asleep due to tiredness) continued through about the first half. It was interesting, but nothing I thought was particularly special until I got to the second half. I don't know what it is about Poul, but he manages to gently touch on some really heavy duty thoughts without overwhelming you, and then bring back a message of hope so profound that you're left stunned. Bravo sir. Bravo.This is a story about humanity, about l [...]

    Like an Ayn Rand book set in space but while Rand is content with explaining to us laymans the true nature of micro-marco economics, this author also enlightens us all on the true nature of consciousnesses and existence using pretentious self indulgent philosophical rants that at are barely disguised as character dialog.While starting out tolerable due to a well paced chase story set over about a month, 2/3rds of the way though that story ends and we are left with a far more epic in scope coloni [...]

    Interesting view of how to visit the stars. Download a human mind to a computer and capture it's genome to a computer. Then ship both at sublight speed in hibernate mode to a new star system. Then have robots wake the mind to supervise other robots building an environment suitable for people. Once the environment is up and running, have the robots with supervision use the person's genome to reconstruct the person and install the person's mind. This process can continue indefinitely.

    The first 2/3 of this book are great.Good stories. Characters you care about. and then it goes off into space. (pun intended) That whole topic could have been another book.Why not just focus on the Lunarian, Fireball, Avantist theme?Also the title matches nothing in the book should have been called Fireball.

    I was little bit disappointed with a book as there was potential for greatness - adventure in space, conflict of interest, chases. Pace and story was little bit hectic and hard to follow degrading the experience for me.

    I read for pleasure and after around 100 pages of this book it was no longer a pleasure. I think books should take you away, yet this venerable author never got me off the launch pad. I was happy when I read reviews that many others had the same problem, and amazed that some loved it.

    I liked the writing and some of the speculative ideas. The clumsy monologues on economic freedom sounded like dated Libertarian Party oratory, had the subtlety of a claw hammer, and killed the narrative for me.

    It's a slow slow read. And for the majority, it's more a future-set historical and political thriller. The last 150 pages make up for it, though, and actually integrate the sci-fi setting into the speculation very nicely.

    Interesting. It jumped around a bit, which was annoying until I got used to it. It was interesting, just not my normal preferred reading material. I'm more of a fantasy than a scifi.

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