Weronika Bu Bu itibaren Al Atārib, Suriye
Tüm zamanların en iyi kitaplarından biri.
Okuduğum ilk McDevitt hikayelerinden biri - hala favori. Bir mısır tarlasında gömülü bir uzaylı aracı bulma kavramını seviyorum.
Kızlarının sıklıkla annelerinin hatalarından kaçınmak için çalışma şeklini araştırır, ancak kendi hatalarını yaparlar.
“İsim-tarih-olay” konvansiyonunun ötesine geçmeyen Büyük Adam tarihine olan sabrımın çok sınırlı olduğunu öğrendim. Bu kitap beni sonunda Kamboçya'da yarı bitirdiğim noktaya kadar test etti.
This is a manual on how to be a "people person". Reading it is like having a wise grandfather nudge you oh-so-gently into being a better and more pleasant human being. Carnegie's style is clear, conversational, and filled with anecdotes.
** spoiler alert ** The Plutonian has been taken away to mine terromite on a prison world. He remains mentally disconnected from his body, however, preferring to remember more pleasant experiences/times (or at least dream them – we can't be sure what's going on in his very disturbed mind). But even their prison cannot hold him, and he ends up in a mental hospital inside of a sun. Back on earth, Survivor is making sure that everyone knows who's responsible for their liberation – mostly him – and is making all kinds of promises that he can't keep (like amnesty for any bad guys who are willing to help remake the world after the destruction the Plutonian has wrought). Modeus is still plotting to get the Plutonian back (so he can express his love and devotion), and there's some tension between Qubit and the Survivor over Scylla (Survivor's brother), who may still be alive. Another suspenseful installment! A bit confusing, too – what the hell is going on in the Plutonian's head? What's real? What isn't? Still disturbed by Modeus' revelation and his efforts to experience the feelings he had for the Plutonian.
I never was the anthology type, but this one is very entertaining. You don't have to read it cover to cover or in any particular order, it's good to just pick up and flip to any page. The best story for me so far was by Julia Sweeney, "Letting Go of God?"