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  • Author:
    A. A. Attanasio
  • ISBN:
    0688039901
  • ISBN13:
    978-0688039905
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  • Publisher:
    William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (October 1, 1984)
  • Pages:
    211 pages
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  • Rating:
    4.9
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Читать онлайн - Attanasio A. txt In Other WorldsIn Other Worlds by . Attanasio version . Contents Eating the Strange 18 Alfred Omega. 88 The Decomposition Notebook 146 He who looks does not find, but he who does not look is found. KAFKACarl Schirmer's last day as a human was filled with portents of his strange life to come

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Transformed into light, Carl Schirmer is reborn after 130 billion years-when all of spacetime is collapsing into the infinite nothingness of the cosmic black hole-into the strange Werld.

In Other Worlds book. The second in the four volume so-called Radix Tetralogy by A. A. Attanasio, In Other Worlds is a fine action-adventure science fiction novel. Attanasio, who broke onto the sfnal scene in 1981 with Radix, a Nebula-award nominated book, is a terrific writer, especially in terms of enormous ideas, boundless imagination, and terrific prose that can occasionally spill over into florid shades of the 60s counter culture. Rest assured, however, you’re in good hands.

Alfred Angelo Attanasio, born on September 20, 1951, in Newark, New Jersey, is an.

Alfred Angelo Attanasio, born on September 20, 1951, in Newark, New Jersey, is an author of fantasy and science fiction. His science-fiction novel Radix was nominated for the 1981 Nebula Award for Best Novel and was followed by three other novels, the four books, together, comprising the critically acclaimed Radix Tetrad. The Tetrad is being re-issued by Phoenix Pick Publishers. He also writes under the name Adam Lee.

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on other worlds, characteristically optimistic in tone. It often deals with war, piracy, military virtues, and very large-scale action, large stakes. Trying for profound, but only end up being bad. Purple prose and pseudo science Читать весь отзыв. Attanasio (1951 - ) Alfred Angelo Attanasio was born in New Jersey in 1951, and published his first story, 'Beowulf and the Supernatural' in 1971. In addition to an MFA in creative writing, he holds a BA in biochemistry and an MA in linguistics. The author of many novels, he is best known for his Radix Tetrad, the first of which - Radix - was nominated for the Nebula Award.

Attanasio is an unparalleled writer of intricate science fiction. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. This is one of the four books of his 'Radix tetrad'. Though short and fast-paced it is most excellent and highly recommended. An esential book to the Zolt/Rimstalker universe.

Transformed into light, Carl Schermer is reborn after 130 billion years--when all of spacetime is collapsing into the infinite nothingness of the cosmic black hole--into the strange Werld, time's last world

Jonariara
This novel takes place in both contemporary times as well as in the distant future of the universe. As he does in "Arc of the Dream" and "Last Legends of Earth", Attanasio considers the possibility of other dimensions and those who dwell in them. Every Attanasio novel I've encountered has been excellent, however his earlier novels, those comprising the Radix Tetrad, go farthest in stretching readers' philosophical horizons.

Physics has come a distance since this novel was written, but not so far that it can definitively prove, or disprove, extra dimensions, their landscape, or the nature of the beings who occupy them. Although today fewer scientists believe that the universe will eventually collapse, Attanasio's work remains relevant in other particulars. This novel, as well as the other volumes in the Radix Tetrad, are destined to be science fiction classics.
Adoranin
An extremely well written book which makes you think.
Cel
This is one of the four books of his 'Radix tetrad'. Though short and fast-paced it is most excellent and highly recommended. Probably my 3rd-favorite of the tetrad, which makes it pretty close to my 3rd-favorite SF book of all time.
Kendis
A.A.Attanasio is a rare talent. He is able to deftly blend hard science with mystical iconography and personal mythology of the characters, to create a coherent universe. This story is a enchanting adventure of the Mind and Soul.
fetish
***Moderate Spoiler Alert***

The second in the four volume so-called “Radix Tetralogy” by A. A. Attanasio, In Other Worlds is a fine action-adventure science fiction novel.

Attanasio, who broke onto the sfnal scene in 1981 with Radix, a Nebula-award nominated book, is a terrific writer, especially in terms of enormous ideas, boundless imagination, and terrific prose that can occasionally spill over into florid shades of the 60s counter culture. Rest assured, however, you’re in good hands.

As with any space epic, there are good guys, bad guys, and a terrific love story. Carl Shirmer is a mild-mannered pub manager from Manhattan that is brought forward 130 billion years to a strange and stunningly beautiful world inside a singularity at the end of time, as the universe collapses on itself. The being that has brought him, the Eld Skyle, explains this new world and Carl eventually encounters a race of humans called the Foke, where he is reluctantly accepted. After a betrayal, he meets a plucky, beautiful woman of the Foke—as was designed from the beginning by the Eld Skyle—and, naturally, they fall in forever with each other.

But enemies and hardship abound and Carl’s love is captured by the bad guys, a spider-like race called the zotl, who thrive on the pain neurotransmitters of sentient beings. To rescue her, Carl must return to Earth on a critical mission for the Eld Skyle, but it’s not quite the Earth he remembers. Yet the people he knew on Earth do remember Carl, and there is a more sinister purpose to their actions this time around.

Will Carl complete his task and save the day? Read it and find out. Unabashedly skewing to pulp, the only reason I didn’t give In Other Worlds five stars is the book is short. I’ve re-read it several times, and it only takes a couple days part-time. Whether this was intended by Attanasio or the exigencies of publishing, things are a bit compressed and seem rushed and not drawn as deeply as in the author’s other work. Still, it’s a blast.

The fact that it’s labeled as part of the Radix Tetralogy is virtually meaningless, as it bears no resemblance to the first volume; Attanasio states that the tetralogy is linked by forces, not narrative. It does, however, introduce some characters and concepts that are much more deeply drawn and realized in the series’ final book, The Last Legends of Earth—one of the three best SF novels I have ever read—but each volume is complete unto itself and you can easily read Last Legends without having read In Other Worlds.

A final word: John Cameron owes Attanasio (and artist Roger Dean and the marvelous Ursula K. LeGuin, among others) at least some acknowledgement, if not royalties. If you read the description of the world Attanasio creates in In Other Worlds (known as the Werld—told you about florid), the sky islands he wrote about in the mid-1980s are so exactly replicated in Avatar, it’s as blatant a ripoff as you will ever find in pop media. But only a fraction of the millions that watched Avatar, I’m certain, ever read In Other Worlds. I feel sorry for those that didn’t.
Truthcliff
This was my first Attanasio novel, one I discovered by accident, when working at a bookstore 14 years ago. It was Attanasio's second novel, after _Radix_, and clearly not his best work.
The story is about Carl Schirmer, a nerdish accountant transported into a world of floating islands and strange creatures, located in a bubble inside a black hole. A living island with powers over space-time gives Carl a new improved body in return for doing various life-saving tasks. It is in this book that Attanasio introduces the villainous Zotl, perhaps the most evil alien beings in all of SF, and their enemies, the mysterious Rimstalkers. Both species return for a final showdown, in _The Last Legends of Earth_.
_In Other Worlds_ is fast-paced and enjoyable. While not of the same calibre as _Radix_ and _The Last Legends of Earth_, it is far easier to read. Most readers would also find it easier to identify with the hero, and other characters, of this novel than those of _Radix_. However, Attanasio crams too many elements, too many gadgets, into the plot, and that detracts from the main story of Carl, his quest, and his love interest(s).
Though an excellent fantasy writer, and imaginative as hell, Attanasio has trouble with the science in science-fiction. That could explain why he switched to fantasy later on. The science in _In Other Worlds_ is no better than that of Star Trek, sad to say.