Monday, October 01, 2007

Gimme Shelter! (2)

Today remains Monday, 1 October 2007.

One of my favorite novels of ideas is October the First Is Too Late, by the late Fred Hoyle, eminent British astronomer, which I first read in 1968, the year of publication. One could also pigeonhole it as “science” or “speculative” fiction, though, as he wrote, the science serves merely as “scaffolding” for traditional storytelling, and for discussions of “the significance of time” and of “the meaning of consciousness”.

Some kind soul has furnished the Internet with a PDF of Chapter 14, the most important. See http://www.spirasolaris.ca/October14.pdf.

I am put in mind of issues raised by World Habitat Day.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Hari said...

I've read that one, too. The characters face a situation worse than jet lag and Daylight Savings Time combined.

Also liked Hoyle's "A is for Andromeda" (a similar plot was used in the sci-fi/horror pic, "Species".)

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