Riding the Torch

Riding the Torch Zweitausend Raumschiffe rasen durch die Leere des RaumsAn Bord die letzten berlebenden der Erde auf der Suche nach einer neuen Heimat f r die Menschheit Besatzung und Passagiere scheinen gefangen in e

  • Title: Riding the Torch
  • Author: Norman Spinrad
  • ISBN: 9780893662547
  • Page: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • Riding the Torch

    Zweitausend Raumschiffe rasen durch die Leere des RaumsAn Bord die letzten berlebenden der Erde auf der Suche nach einer neuen Heimat f r die Menschheit Besatzung und Passagiere scheinen gefangen in einemzur Wirklichkeit gewordenen Traum Und die endlosen Tiefen des Alls bergen ein letztes, d steres GeheimnisF r diesen au ergew hnlichen Roman erhielt Norman SZweitausend Raumschiffe rasen durch die Leere des RaumsAn Bord die letzten berlebenden der Erde auf der Suche nach einer neuen Heimat f r die Menschheit Besatzung und Passagiere scheinen gefangen in einemzur Wirklichkeit gewordenen Traum Und die endlosen Tiefen des Alls bergen ein letztes, d steres GeheimnisF r diesen au ergew hnlichen Roman erhielt Norman Spinrad, eines der herausragenden Talente der Science Retion, 1975 den Jupiter Award.

    • [PDF] ↠ Free Read ↠ Riding the Torch : by Norman Spinrad ✓
      150 Norman Spinrad
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ↠ Free Read ↠ Riding the Torch : by Norman Spinrad ✓
      Posted by:Norman Spinrad
      Published :2019-09-04T09:10:53+00:00

    One thought on “Riding the Torch

    1. Stephen

      I love mining SF obscurity and uncovering those precious gems of spectacular buried under the surface of anonymity, poor marketing, and short memories. THIS is one of those lost doses of greatness. A powerful, deeply moving story dealing with the foundational issue of humanity’s place in the universe. It is a “spiritual journey," but in the humanistic rather than religious sense. Unique…evocative…intelligent.rableOT SUMMARY:Set in the distant future where a convoy of several hundred “t [...]

    2. Terry

      3.5 stars“The void neither knew nor cared. The void did not exist. It was the eternal and infinite nonexistence that dwarfed and encompassed that which did.”I was a little surprised by this book. It’s the kind of sci-fi I generally love, and the ideas seemed very current to me, but the vintage of the book is 1974! In the first twenty pages alone we’ve got classic stuff like generational starships, a fleet of torchships streaking through the void, and a dead earth in a distant past, add t [...]

    3. Diego

      Publicado originalmente en mi blogSinopsisEl artista Jofe D’mahl se prepara para su gran obra, la experiencia que cambiará la vida de todos los que viajan con él por el espacio en La Migración. Pero ¿qué les puede mostrar que ya no sepan (o integren) por ellos mismos? La respuesta está en algo que solo los sorbevacíos, aquellos que se adentran en las profundidades del vacío del espacio buscando planetas habitables, conocen. D’mahl solo lo sabrá si responde a la llamada del vacío.Co [...]

    4. Stuart

      Five stars for idea, but only three stars overall due to presentationPositives:1. Voidsuckers - eerie, isolated humans who live separate from the rest of humanity and who hold a secret,2. The society within the fleet of two thousand generational ships. Flighty, style changing, vapid. Senso movies allow one to experience the events on screen with your mind and body. Tapping - networked minds that allow one to inhabit for brief periods of time other people's minds.3. The voidsucker mystery, the re [...]

    5. Chris Moran

      “He was, and he was in the void.” This sentence is repeated several times in Riding the Torch. Life on Earth ended thousands of years ago and generational torch ships are searching for a new home for what’s left of humanity. Jofe D’mahl, a vain artist whose work is basically recordings of dreamlike full body virtual reality sensory simulations, is handpicked by the monastic “voidsuckers,” the scout ship pilots who just sort of meditate on nothingness for days on end to be initiated i [...]

    6. Erik Graff

      The most interesting thing about this science fiction novella is its unusual presumption that there are no inhabitable planets anywhere in the universe. The story is set in a period hundreds of years after we humans have fouled our own nest, Earth, so as to necessitate its abandonment and a search for a substitute. The crisis of the story is the acknowledgment that we are alone in the cosmos, something which author Spinrad attempts to convey in mystical, almost Buddhistic terms.The concluding es [...]

    7. Alien

      Interesting ideas, especially the main idea. Sometimes presented too rushed, sometimes too repetitive. Had kind of an open ending, which I personally don't like very much. I would rather have learned the reaction of the people to the great revelation.

    8. Pedro Enguita

      Un libro breve, buenísimo y desgraciadamente olvidado por todos.Escritura barroca, vibrante, jugosa y llena de pasión.El libro está estructurado de forma brillante, cada página cuenta para el desenlace.

    9. Jimmy Jonecrantz

      Found the language a bit difficult to get into, but overall the book surprised me and got me thinking for a few days.

    10. Brian Smith

      More of a short story than anything, this plays out like a fable on how humans can (or should) face the endless entropy of the galaxy. Won't soon forget this one!

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *