No Future in It (PDF)


  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 192
  • No Future in It
  • John Brunner
  • English
  • 11 February 2020
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Free download Õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Brunner John Brunner ↠ 7 Free read No Future in It Free read ¿ 7 The Lunar Surface 1960The Iron Jackass 1962Protect Me from My Friends 1962Stimulus 19. John Brunner writes a mean sf short story and I would certainly have rated this fine collection a little higher if the stories therein were a little eclectic in nature Unlike Sturgeon or Shaw Brunner generally keeps the tone pure sf damn good sf I might add but my personal preference is for short fiction festooned with a little variety and than a dash of the phantasmagorical That said there are some real crackers in here many of them are palpably agitprop in nature which seems to be commensurate with Brunner s longer polemical works of hard sf I maintain that No Future In It would definitely be of interest to a stalwart sf fan but it might not be diverse enough for those who crave a literary curve ball or two And this diverting collection should most certainly still be in print as some of Brunner s luminous idea s remain entirely relevant to a contemporary reader whose exterior world is still riven with myriads of capitalist absurdities Caught Kissing the Cowboy: A Return to Snow Valley Romance (English Edition) if the stories therein were a little eclectic The Crime of the Century: Richard Speck and the Murders That Shocked a Nation in nature Unlike Sturgeon or Shaw Brunner generally keeps the tone pure sf damn good sf I might add but my personal preference Amazon.com: Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree (9780385327213): Robert Barry: Books is for short fiction festooned with a little variety and than a dash of the phantasmagorical That said there are some real crackers Thor Vol. 1: The Goddess Of Thunder (Thor (2014-2015)) in here many of them are palpably agitprop Textbook of Oral Pathology in nature which seems to be commensurate with Brunner s longer polemical works of hard sf I maintain that No Future In It would definitely be of Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) interest to a stalwart sf fan but No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering it might not be diverse enough for those who crave a literary curve ball or two And this diverting collection should most certainly still be Ultimate Guide: Wiring in print as some of Brunner s luminous American Muscle Cars 2019 Calendar idea s remain entirely relevant to a contemporary reader whose exterior world Chateaux de Gironde (Plaquette) is still riven with myriads of capitalist absurdities

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Free download Õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Brunner John Brunner ↠ 7 Free read No Future in It Free read ¿ 7 Short Story collectionNo Future in It 1955Puzzle for Spacemen 1955Fair 1956The Windows. review of John Brunner s No Future In It by tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE October 17 2014 This is the last of the 4 Brunner short story compilations I had lying around to be read It has work from 1955 to 1962 written roughly when Brunner was ages 20 to 27 It s precocious imaginative varied solidly written but still for Brunner a tad underdeveloped The worst Space Opera SF writer type might write an adventure story that s a typical hero s journey about a young astronaut being thrust into a bad situation fighting against the outer space monsters to come out on top bc of his adaptable genius Brunner writes a story called Puzzle for Spacemen about an insurance investigator looking into an astronaut s death being resented by other spacemen just wanting to get on w their work The same story has Packer s syndrome in it Does the term Packer s syndrome mean anything to you Nothing at all What is it Potential homicidal instability p 32 The 1st time I can remember hearing about Alfred Packer the Colorado cannibal was in 1986 when I was touring thru Boulder Denver one of the university cafeterias in one of those cities had an Alfred Packer burger The Windows of Heaven 1956 is a story about a moon landing something that actually happened w Apollo 11 a mere 13 yrs later What didn t happen fortunately was what makes this story so devastating As w Puzzle for Spacemen some of these stories are very pragmatic Out of Order envisions a very efficient future consumer supply Supply Central has lost an order Ralph and they re after our blood Impossible What it in fact amounted to though was this the entire structure of the planet s economy was in danger It had been turned instantly from completely reliable and satisfactory to potentially unreliable Unless the error could be proved to be an eliminable fault they would have to start over And that ll mean wars and slumps and pp 76 77 The surprise ending to that one s particularly wonderful Elected Silence is about solitary confinement reputedly originated by the uakers probably the worst idea they ever had To an intelligent person surely the worst part of solitary confinement or other enforced isolation is the sense of time s slipping away without containing events It makes time shapeless plastic ultimately tenuous Restarting the old habits of thought becomes and difficult like trying to run a rusty engine though for a while it may give a passable imitation of its normal behavior it is all the time decaying at an accelerated pace p 89 I m reminded of Tehching Hsieh his yr long performance in wch he confined himself to a cell he made didn t talk to anyone for a yr At the end of the yr he had difficulty speaking again One story Badman even reminds me of something that Ray Bradbury wd ve written Now THAT surprises me The Iron Jackass takes place on a planet where steel mills are the main industry the story references the region of Pennsylvania that I live in I ve talked with people whose ancestors came from the Monongahela Valley p 157 That grabbed my attn Brunner s interest in folklore seems to ve spawned this one The expression from the days of Westward Ho One horse town gets updated to Outer space Ho w this I feel like I ll break down myself if I have to stay in this one reactor town any longer p 148 Protect Me From My Friends Thinking is all very well in its place but as the saying goes The trouble with having an open mind is that people come along and put things in it Which if you analyze it isn t at all funny maybe if I knew how much rock there is lying on top of me when I sleep I would worry about it likely knowing or not knowing try to push it out of the way within the rock me like a worm in an apple in this volume 4000 cu ft loungeroom bedroom bathroom me like a rat in a trap damn them all damn them all damn them all especially the coming down the passage ones the new and the known of strain strain to see PAST THE BEND AND NO NOT THIS TIME BECAUSE TOO LATE BUT ON THE WAY OUT CLING LONGER AND SEE IN PRESENT TIME NOT MEMORY p 163 Brunner changing his writing style to put the reader into an unusual mindset Then there re little details like He recollected what had brought him hooked his toe around the stem of a nearby chair and sat down p 151 He hooked his foot under a chair swiveled it around to face Lee s and dropped his bulky body into it pp 182 183 Stimulus You probably only have a vague idea of the complexity of ecological relationships For one thing the huge increase in the spitcat population will have been reflected in a decrease of the herbivores The local carrion eaters will have increased Fewer herbivores mean less of the vegetation eaten Follow me pp 176 177 Terraforming by manipulation of the local fauna Think of the cane toads imported to Australia to eat bugs that they then don t proceed to est overpopulating dramatically instead Think of the rabbits brought to Australia fro hunting overpopulating so much that a fence was built dividing the country to try to inhibit their spread Think of the disease bred in mosuitoes w the idea that they d kill off the rabbits bred on an island off the mainland of Australia by people who thought it was safe there it wasn t What s next Spitcats

Review No Future in It

Free download Õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Brunner John Brunner ↠ 7 Free read No Future in It Free read ¿ 7 Of Heaven 1956Out of Order 1957Elected Silence 1962Badman 1960Report on the Nature of. A yellowing paperback I picked at random from my dad s old collection of new wave sci fi this is a mixed bag of stories all based on what we might now call speculative fiction It s nothing special The ideas themselves are interesting enough but Brunner s style is heavy with senseless exposition and meandering dialogue He just can t seem to find a way through to an idea without bludgeoning it to death with the necessity of plot and character in that sense the book reminded me of Nevil Shute and not in a good wayThe only exceptions to the above are the two stories in which Brunner dispenses with his storytelling formula and appears to stylistically implode These two are Fair and Protect Me From My Friends and they are fascinating Perhaps his writing is at its best when fully absorbed in a singular consciousness rather than attempting to replicate the back and forth of human dynamics A world without people as in The Windows of Heaven would suit him well


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  1. says: No Future in It (PDF)

    No Future in It (PDF) review of John Brunner's No Future In It by tENTATIVELY a cONVENIENCE October 17 2014 This is the last of the 4 Brunner s

  2. says: Review No Future in It Free download Õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Brunner John Brunner ↠ 7 Free read

    No Future in It (PDF) A yellowing paperback I picked at random from my dad's old collection of new wave sci fi this is a mixed bag of stories all based on what we might now call speculative fiction It's nothing special The ideas themselves are interesting enough but Brunner's style is heavy with senseless exposition and meandering dialogue He just can't seem to find a way through to an idea without bludgeoning it to death with the necessity

  3. says: No Future in It (PDF)

    No Future in It (PDF) John Brunner ↠ 7 Free read Free download Õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Brunner John Brunner writes a mean sf short story and I would certainly have rated this fine collection a little higher if the stories therein were a l

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    John Brunner ↠ 7 Free read Free download Õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Brunner No Future in It (PDF) Starting a new Brunner collection is always a risk Will it be brilliant or terrible? Will it be so grim it will make me depressed This one really surprised me Brunner kept throwing up these dark timelines and then played t

  5. says: No Future in It (PDF) Free download Õ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ John Brunner John Brunner ↠ 7 Free read

    No Future in It (PDF) It's a collection of short stories so not much to it as I don't take well to this sort of thing But there are some interesting ideas in here some of which are still just as relevant

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