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Brunner, John

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ISBN 10: 0345312244 / ISBN 13: 9780345312242
Edité par Ballantine Books [1983]., New York, 1983
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Vendeur Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB (Elizabethtown, NY, Etats-Unis)

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Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. Brief signed inscription by Brunner on the title page. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 4-87. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with several faint wrinkles at bottom edge of rear panel. (#107380). N° de réf. du libraire 107380

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Éditeur : Ballantine Books [1983]., New York

Date d'édition : 1983

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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I read this novel shortly after it was published and to this day it remains one of the most memorable SF stories I've ever read. It's also one of those books that I appreciate more each time I return to it, not because the book changes, but because I have learned more and so am in a better position to appreciate some of the incredibly smart things Brunner does in this novel. The story is told from the perspective of a world of intelligent aliens as they reach out to discover the universe in which they live. They have to do that in ways that are very different from our own history in details (for example, they live under water where access to the night sky is limited, which puts a crimp in early astronomy), but very similar in the abstract. The similarities arise for the simple reason that the universe in which they live is THE universe. The message here is deep and subtle and important: reality is what it is, and no matter what kind of body you have, no matter what specific environmental niche you occupy, if you are smart enough to wonder about the world you live in, and clever enough to discover ways to ask your questions well, you will discover the same immutable facts about the nature of things. Brunner shows this without ever giving a lecture or explicitly making the point. In my opinion it's a story telling tour de force that really puts the science solidly in the center of science fiction.

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