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eBook The Lotus Caves ePub

by John Christopher

  • ISBN: 0140305033
  • Category: Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: John Christopher
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Collier MacMillan Ltd.; New Ed edition (1971)
  • Pages: 176
  • ePub book: 1461 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1382 kb
  • Other: azw doc lit lrf
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 611

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The Lotus Caves is a juvenile science fiction novel by John Christopher, first published in 1969. It is clearly inspired by the Lotus-eaters of Greek Mythology.

The Lotus Caves is a juvenile science fiction novel by John Christopher, first published in 1969. Two teenage boys, Marty and Steve, live in a colony on the Moon, "The Bubble", in the year 2068. Exploring outside the dome of "The Bubble" is strictly controlled. The boys grow bored and decide to borrow a lunar vehicle.

He went around to the Millers for Paul’s first visiphone call, and was already restless from three days of mooching about, wondering what to do and whom to talk to. The screen’s circle showed Paul’s. head and shoulders and, fuzzily, the room behind. He realized he had had some fantastic notion that there would be a landscape-trees and stuff-but of course Paul was in the rehabilitation center, under artificial gravity. The room was very little different from rooms here. Conversation was strained and awkward.

by. Christopher, John. Once again, John Christopher deftly examines social ideas in context of exploration and discovery. It's always nice to follow a plot that isn't solely a good vs evil meme. Though his "grownup" fiction is too violent and dystopic for my taste, the young adult books he wrote wrote examine deep themes of identity, independence, and free thinking.

The Lotus Caves book. This was only other John Christopher book in my elementary school library and I'd hoped to find an adventure just gripping as the Tripods. I remember being a bit disappointed

The Lotus Caves book. I remember being a bit disappointed. It was good story, but I really wish I'd read it first, because it just didn't hold up next to the Christopher books I had previously read. Jan 17, 2017 Marius S rated it really liked it.

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There, in a bizarre, cave, Marty and Steve find the unexpected: a world filled with various plants, food, and lif. ncluding a man who supposedly went missing more than . The Lotus Caves - John Christopher. ncluding a man who supposedly went missing more than one hundred years before. The boys think that they’ve found the most wonderful place in the galax. ut they soon learn that the joy comes with a price.

Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. This story of two boys having an adventure on the lunar surface is a first-rate piece of science fiction. Like L'Engle's "Wrinkle in Time," though ostensibly for younger readers, Mr. Christopher's work is much deeper than it otherwise appears and can be profitably read by both children and adults. It is the rare and talented author who can pull that off successfully.

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And the Plant will pamper them until, like the Odyssey's lotus-eaters, they'll relinquish all thoughts of escape. Marty's fight against euphoria, which involves arousing the lethargic, Plant-worshipping Thurgood, is quickly told - more quickly than the Lunarians-at-school episode at the beginning. Altogether it's far from the inexorable rigor of The White Mountains. Fantastic! Fleeing the claustrophobic artificiality of the Moon Bubble, fourteen-year-olds Marty and Steve illegally reconnoiter-the long-abandoned First Station and, following a clue in the journal of "never recovered" Andrew Thurgood, plunge their mechanical crawler into a fragrant, fertile warren of caves.

Comments

Damdyagab Damdyagab
I read it in middle school for class , thought it was OK then. Read it again for class in high school, and now read it for the fun of reading.

I still think it is OK with over 25 years between the first and latest reads. It is surprisingly not very dated, technology wise, for the most part.
Beazezius Beazezius
This was a childhood book from years ago. The book is a little silly because the technology is dated. And the writing style is a bit old. But I loved reading it again. I remember how it fired my imagination as a child, it might have been the first scifi book I ever read. So, read with the understanding it was written fifty years ago, but I think it's still enjoyable.
Mash Mash
A reprint of one of my favorite childhood authors. This books still is fresh and interesting years later.
Knights from Bernin Knights from Bernin
The theme of the book is about being young and curious about the world around you and wanting to explore outside your limits.
Rivik Rivik
I first read this in primary school and was absolutely absorbed completely. It's just as good reading it again as an adult. I love John Christopher's writing, the tripod series are really great too.
Mildorah Mildorah
This story of two boys having an adventure on the lunar surface is a first-rate piece of science fiction. Like L'Engle's "Wrinkle in Time," though ostensibly for younger readers, Mr. Christopher's work is much deeper than it otherwise appears and can be profitably read by both children and adults. It is the rare and talented author who can pull that off successfully. The touchstone of fine science fiction, in any genre, is whether the story ages gracefully--hard to define, but you know it when you see it. Originality is also essential, nothing says cheesy quite like the umpteenth Star Wars ripoff; I am your father! Save understandably mistaken speculation on the future of Pan-Am and global telecommunications, Kubrick's 2001 could be released today over 30 years later and still seem fresh--both because it was original and because it was absolutely faithful to the world it purported to represent. So too is Lotus Caves, in fact, I'm hard-pressed to think of an analogous story--though perhaps there is a flavor of Forbidden Planet in the idea of unlimited available resources.

Lotus Caves presents the genie who can grant your wishes--whether the genie is an alien or advanced technology, the question remains as to whether we require adversity and hardship in order to thrive and experience true happiness. The story presents overlapping themes in this direction and the strength of the writing is evident in the degree to which the various characters' experiences reinforce each other.

Science-fiction is an excellent storytelling medium because the author can set up a world ready made for his plot. Here we have two young boys growing up in a lunar settlement--bored and looking for new experiences and adventure while at the same time pushing the limits of their freedom and the rules of the society in which they live. What they find is going to teach them something about having what you wish for.

What is even better is that you can give this great little book to a young reader and not worry about the profane dialogue and R-rated material that seems to infest more recent works.
Gabar Gabar
Life on the moon is boring. People live in a constant, artificial environment called the Bubble, where nothing can afford to be wasted. Marty was born on the moon, and he had never been to Earth. He makes friends with a misfit called Steve. They steal a crawler and go joyriding outside the Bubble.
When the crawler crashes through the moon's surface they find a very strange world indeed...
This is an interesting book about life in the future, but it wasn't as action packed as the Tripods Trilogy. Maybe because there aren't as many characters, or there isn't as much variety with location.
The book was published the same year Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon. The Lotus Caves is set nearly 100 years after that event.
It's an interesting idea that verdant beauty could exist beneath something so arid and featureless. But recently scientists discovered water beneath the moon's surface, so maybe John Christopher wasn't so wide of the mark with this story.
I remember checking this book out from the public library oh so long ago when I was a child. I loved this book and all of John Christopher's books when I first read them as a pre-teen and re-read them again and again as I was growing up. John Christopher's books are what made me a Science Fiction fan. I love stories of people living on other worlds or on this one altered a bit by some circumstance or another. This book and all of John Christopher's will make you look at the world and question the norm. Is freedom really freedom or is just a nice captivity?
I'm trying to gather all of his books so that my children can read them now...not so easy a task. If only I'd known then how difficult it would be to put all these pieces of literature together some day. After reading them so many times you feel that they will always be at your fingertips when you want to read them again. But sadly, some of them are rare and impossible to find.