[The Last Starship from Earth] E–pub ç John Boyd


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    [The Last Starship from Earth] E–pub ç John Boyd A tricksy mix of dystopia time travel and WTF The playful use of language is a real delight and the twists and turns as it nears the end will leave your head spinning You'll never think about physics or poetry uite the same way again And Whitewater Jones who is on stage for only about two pages is one of my favorite secon

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    [The Last Starship from Earth] E–pub ç John Boyd Ya'd think with a title like this there is a chance that this is all about the wipe out of a fleet of ships going into the far reaches of the galaxy or some crap No This is a book on control of the line of humanity to breed a perfect society with eugenics and manipulation Some great patches in the book reminds me of Brave New World caste s

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    [The Last Starship from Earth] E–pub ç John Boyd I chose to read this book because I was seeking classic science fiction from a time when ideas were important that character development or eve

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    John Boyd Ì 8 Summary Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì John Boyd Review The Last Starship from Earth Set in a future society where citizens are split bewteen professionals and proletarians and the state is run by a triumvirate of Sociologists Psychologists and the ChurchA scientist named Fairweather discovered a Simultaneity Formula that made travel to the stars easily possible yet the spaceships are used to exile those accused of deviationism to planet Hell where Jesus Christ seems is worshipped in an unfamiliar way

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    [The Last Starship from Earth] E–pub ç John Boyd Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì John Boyd Rarely is it given man to know the day or the hour when fate intervenes in his destiny but because he had checked his watch just before he saw the girl with the hips Haldane IV knew the day the hour and the minute Thus begins the forbidden lov

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    Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì John Boyd [The Last Starship from Earth] E–pub ç John Boyd This is such a surprising and bizarre book I picked it up on a whim in the bookstore and found myself both intrigued and dismayed by the amount of unabashed bravado and sexism on the first page alone To be clear the book was written in a different generation for a different set of sensibilities If you're politically sensitive this might not be the book for you If not however the book is a uick and interesting readWhat I liked about the boo

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    [The Last Starship from Earth] E–pub ç John Boyd Read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ì John Boyd John Boyd Ì 8 Summary Re reading this book after a long time I am impressed just how well it has stood up Although it was written in the 1960s it is still fresh and enjoyable I've recently been introduced to Iain Banks and this is writing to eual Banks for that combination of sophistication with great readability I was a little worried by Robert Heinlein's compar

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    Review The Last Starship from Earth [The Last Starship from Earth] E–pub ç John Boyd John Boyd Ì 8 Summary This is considered to be one of the great classics of Science Fiction It was written in 1968 right in the middle

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    Review The Last Starship from Earth John Boyd Ì 8 Summary [The Last Starship from Earth] E–pub ç John Boyd The Last Starship from Earth a novel by John BoydBack in the late sixties early seventies I joined the science fiction book club and this was one of many offerings I still have the 1968 edition they sent me and it's in fair condition What wasn't so much intact was my recall of the story; so I had to reread it I was sevente

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    [The Last Starship from Earth] E–pub ç John Boyd This is a fun time travel story showing what the world was like before Judas Iscariot is sent back in time to prevent Jesus of Nazareth from going to war against the RomansJudas puts Jesus into his time travel machine before it disappears and thus initiates the historical timeline of our worldBoyd imagines an alternate timeline for Earth in which an all powerful Christian Church controls human reproduction Mathematicians must marry other

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 182
  • The Last Starship from Earth
  • John Boyd
  • English
  • 12 April 2020
  • 9780140048759

Review The Last Starship from Earth

The Last Starship from Earth Review ä 8 E with poets and where most specifically Haldane IV young mathematician couldn't possibly marry Helix the attractive poet of his choice It was i. Set in a future society where citizens are split bewteen professionals and proletarians and the state is run by a triumvirate of Sociologists Psychologists and the ChurchA scientist named Fairweather discovered a Simultaneity Formula that made travel to the stars easily possible yet the spaceships are used to exile those accused of deviationism to planet Hell where Jesus Christ seems is worshipped in an unfamiliar way the sign of the cross replaced by a mysterious sign of the crossbowSelective breeding dictates that human relationships are restricted to the same class Then a mathematician Haldane IV M 5 category falls in love with a poet of the artistic class Helix A 7 with a speciality in 18th century romantic verseI decided to read this novel due to the enthusiastic uotes from Arthur C Clarke and Robert Heinlein on the cover indeed without giving too much away Hell bares a fair resemblance to the kind of place that Heinlein would consider as Heaven Those two worthies noticed the obvious Brave New World and 1984 influences but seemed to have entirely missed the wretched dialogue and feather headed prose eg She was a logical impossibility He knew that she must have liver and lungs and a thorax that functioned as those of any girl but the whole was greater than the partsBoyd certainly had an interesting idea which only become clear at the end but otherwise this novel is very much a product of that chauvinistic semi illiterate sci fi school of the 1960 s

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The Last Starship from Earth Review ä 8 Haldane IV and Helix were a part of an ultra rational society where mathematicians did not write poetry where mathematicians did not fall in lov. Ya d think with a title like this there is a chance that this is all about the wipe out of a fleet of ships going into the far reaches of the galaxy or some crap No This is a book on control of the line of humanity to breed a perfect society with eugenics and manipulation Some great patches in the book reminds me of Brave New World caste system with numbers and letters 1984 virgins for the state big brother types spying for aberrations and maybe a little bit of Behold the Man Jesus Hey we got a problem here drink thisThis alternate earth uses the sign of the crossbow and the electronic pope to steer people towards doing the state thing Crimes against the caste are crimes against a balanced society The math obsessed Haldane IV gets sucked out of the sex recreation gyms and into the world of poetry due to a hussy who dropped some math poetry crossover hints The deeper you go the weirder the history is tying in with murdering the son of the greatest mathematician that ever lived byfather Things go bad when you mess around outside your math caste so there is a lot of looking over the shoulder and hints to the next meeting throughout some major Orwell paranoia going onBy the end of the book you get hints of relativity and how the crossbow can be made into the cross giving the society a different bend on the Christ mythos I don t want to spoil the finale too much but the whole plot almost goes the full circle of doing everything speculative fiction is supposed to do in this book Late 60s gem Way outta print too Good luck bub

John Boyd Ì 8 Summary

The Last Starship from Earth Review ä 8 N the best interests of the human race said the State that mates be selected for all professional people according to strict scientific principl. This is considered to be one of the great classics of Science Fiction It was written in 1968 right in the middle of the last large upheaval in European society Students were demonstrating in most countries of the Free World against bourgeois restraints and in the US against the war in Vietnam The idea that the world could be united in Love Peace and Harmony didn t sound that clich d in those days This was his first and still his most famous novel It starts out on a Dystopian world which is set up in classes related to different major academic areas Haldane our hero is a theoretical mathematician who is unhappy with the stringent structure presided over by the Weird Sisters The sisters are Psychology Sociology and the Church Haldane wants a open society and falls in love with a woman Helix from another discipline which gets him into trouble with the Powers That Be Eventually he is banished to a prison planet called Hell At this point the book turns to Space Opera and time travel to create a better current world by altering the past It gets a little convoluted at this point but it s well constructed and plotted outThere is a comedic streak planted throughout the book the book none better than when a Psychologist and Sociologist testify at Haldane s trial Their testimony is so confounded with non seuiturs and non speak think Robin Williams spouting philosophy that I found myself laughing out loud The trial goes so badly that his lawyer is demoted to mopping floors in the Court HouseThat this was Boyd s first published science fiction novel is absolutely amazing considering it was published when he was 49 years old after having spent 24 years working for any engraving company shows the power of his intellect Thrown into the mix just for fun is an explanation of the myth of the Wandering Jew and why Jesus was denied by Judas Iscariot Just a great fun book Shows how the power of an idea can change the world for goodZeb Kantrowitz zworstblogblogspotcom