The Godwhale review ï 103

read & download The Godwhale

The Godwhale review ï 103 ´ This is the first editionCover Artist Paul LehrThis is the fir. Post apocalyptic That was my first real SF book I love it dearly Regarding it being written in the 70ies it´s uite amazing regarding the amount of AI I say recommended including it´s predecessor Half Past Human TJ Bass delivered a tremendous workWhat I learned humankind will never fit into a tupperware boxPeter

download Û eBook or Kindle ePUB Ã T.J. Bass

Artist Paul Le. lives on in memory for years

T.J. Bass à 3 download

The GodwhaleSt editionCover. I wasn't going to write a review for this book because I had read it years ago and felt that most of the reviews did it justice However upon reading some recent reviews that mention the rape scene plus the fact that the scene is focused on in the Forward I wanted to share my view on this I do not want that one event to overshadow the rest of the book and cause potential readers to turn away from this novel Rape is a heinous crime in all of its forms I'm not denying that But the incident in this book is not gratuitous or explicit it is a uick pounce and not treated as a rape for very explicit reasons not because the author was blind to it At least I don't think he wasThe rape occurs in order to illustrate who ARNOLD was and how he had been programmed by the Hive I think the assault and his subseuent behavior illustrated how well the Hives conditioning and brainwashing worked They created him for a very specific reason As some reviewers have pointed out Arnold seems to take over the story and eclipses the better interesting characters but I think there is a message in there Perhaps a cautionary tale What about the future world that Bass created Dead oceans sterile genetically altered plants test tube babies the Hive society and the Benthic society Are we killing our oceans Does society program our behavior If we had a population like the Benthics would they be over run by modern man The book was written over 40 years ago before the computers invitro fertilization genetically modified foods the dying oceans that we have today Like so many of the SF books written back then they were written for a young male audience have mostly male protagonists and have a lot going on than androcentric or misogynistic attitudes We see speculation extrapolation and technology that is sometimes unbelievable but sometimes scarily close to what we see today There is a reason his two books were nominated for Nebula Awards the same reason Orion brought them back into print Science Fiction fans enjoyed reading them