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Mindkiller A Novel of the Near Future Characters õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Read & download Å E-book, or Kindle E-pub à Spider Robinson Spider Robinson à 9 Characters Al conspiracy not to control the world but to keep anyone from realizing that the masters of mind control have been controlling us all for some time no. It was a bit of a reach to get this to four stars but if you re a Robinson fan you ll find it four stars easily enough There are two stories told in parallel five years apart meeting up at the end taking place in the far flung worlds of 1994 and 1999 the first concerning an English professor whose life has gone to hell only to have it further thrown into disarray by the sudden appearance and then disappearance of an older sisterRobinson is hailed in various places not the least being the back cover of this paperback as the second coming of Heinlein and that s probably right He can plot a story well enough and he can describe action well enough But also all of the characters think exactly like the author And speak like the author And are given to explaining things that are of dubious provenance And who regard sex as a commodity That sex and pleasure are central to the story s plot actually doesn t make it any less creepy to me but I guess it s not entirely gratuitousI got around all this I mean this is Robinson s and Heinlein s style so I can t really fault it for being what it of course would beWhere it falls apart for me is that starting on about page 200 in the climactic 45 pages the final 20% of the book is basically exposition It s just a giant dump explaining everything and revealing a very Heinlein ian superior people using superior technology to save the world And when I say superior technology I mean something that is a preposterously awful formulation of brains minds memory and so on but very probably state of the art for 1982 or at least reasonable for 1982Again can t really fault SF for being of its time If I m sounding a little negative that s probably not entirely warranted My expectations were probably a little too high and it s mostly a fine breezy read I ll read the seuels My Own Worst Enemy parallel five years apart meeting up at the end taking Shtetl The Life and Death of a Small Town and the World of Polish Jews place in the far flung worlds of 1994 and 1999 the first concerning an English Siete prioridades de la vida professor whose life has gone to hell only to have it further thrown into disarray by the sudden appearance and then disappearance of an older sisterRobinson is hailed in various Planets Stars and Orbs The Medieval Cosmos 1200 1687 places not the least being the back cover of this Little Raindrop paperback as the second coming of Heinlein and that s More Latin Readings probably right He can Learning AV Foundation plot a story well enough and he can describe action well enough But also all of the characters think exactly like the author And speak like the author And are given to explaining things that are of dubious The Invisible College What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered About UFO Influences on the Human Race provenance And who regard sex as a commodity That sex and Transforming Church Bringing Out the Good to Get to Great Blank pleasure are central to the story s Sembilan Mata Hati plot actually doesn t make it any less creepy to me but I guess it s not entirely gratuitousI got around all this I mean this is Robinson s and Heinlein s style so I can t really fault it for being what it of course would beWhere it falls apart for me is that starting on about Dr Hook and Me page 200 in the climactic 45 Scars Run Deep pages the final 20% of the book is basically exposition It s just a giant dump explaining everything and revealing a very Heinlein ian superior Parnassus on Wheels people using superior technology to save the world And when I say superior technology I mean something that is a Rebel in the Soul An Ancient Egyptian Dialogue Between a Man and His Destiny preposterously awful formulation of brains minds memory and so on but very When I Woke Up I Was a Hippopotamus probably state of the art for 1982 or at least reasonable for 1982Again can t really fault SF for being of its time If I m sounding a little negative that s Computers as Theatre probably not entirely warranted My expectations were Different Sexual Worlds probably a little too high and it s mostly a fine breezy read I ll read the seuels

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  • Paperback
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  • Mindkiller A Novel of the Near Future
  • Spider Robinson
  • English
  • 07 October 2018
  • 9780441532995