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eBook EYE IN THE SKY (Collier Nucleus Science Fiction Classic) ePub

by Dick

  • ISBN: 0020315910
  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Author: Dick
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Touchstone (May 3, 1993)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1549 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 397

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Series: A Collier Nucleus Science Fiction Classic. It's no wonder he won so many awards in his career. This is a book of philosophy about the meaning of destiny hidden in the guise of Science Fiction

Series: A Collier Nucleus Science Fiction Classic. Paperback: 303 pages. This is a book of philosophy about the meaning of destiny hidden in the guise of Science Fiction. Amidst the requisite time travel theme, it touches on the nature of mankind with its illusion of superiority over all living things. The forgotten value of humility.

Eye in the sky. by. Philip k. dick. This is a work of fiction. Eye in the sky/Philip K. 1st Collier Books ed. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the Publisher. p. cm. ISBN 0-02-031590-2.

Author : Philip K. Publisher : Touchstone. When a telescope's particle beam tears loose from its restraining guides and slices across the paths of the observatory's eight visitors, their innermost hopes, terrifying fears, and exultant dreams are exposed. The films Blade Runner and Total Recall were based on Dick's award-winning science fiction.

Phillip Kindred Dick was an American science fiction writer best known for his psychological portrayals of characters trapped in illusory environments. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16, 1928, Dick worked in radio and studied briefly at the University of California at Berkeley before embarking on his writing career. His first novel, Solar Lottery, was published in 1955. In 1963, Dick won the Hugo Award for his novel, The Man in the High Castle. He also wrote a series of futuristic tales about artificial creatures on the loose; notable of these was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?,.

Eye in the Sky is a science fiction novel by American writer Philip K. Dick, originally published in 1957. After an accident at the Belmont Bevatron, eight people are forced into several different alternate universes. These ersatz universes are later revealed to be solipsistic manifestations of each individual's innermost fears and prejudices, bringing the story in line with Dick's penchant for subjective realities.

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Are you sure you want to remove Solar Lottery (A Collier Nucleus Science Fiction Classic) from your list?

Are you sure you want to remove Solar Lottery (A Collier Nucleus Science Fiction Classic) from your list? Solar Lottery (A Collier Nucleus Science Fiction Classic). Published August 1992 by Collier Books. There had been harbingers.

The second person named Grand Master by the Science Fiction Writers of America-the first was Robert A. Heinlein-Williamson has always been in the forefront of the field, being the first to write fiction about genetic engineering (he invented the term), anti-matter, and other cutting-edge science. A renaissance man, Williamson is a master of fantasy and horror as well as science fiction. He lives in Portales, New Mexico.

Writing in his "Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction," Scottish critic David Pringle calls the novel "thoroughly enjoyable," and I could not agree more. It comes very highly recommended by yours truly. And just get a load of that inside-out house cat!

The science fiction book cover is a hard one to get right

Adventures in Science Fiction Cover Art: Eye in the Sky. Isaac Asimov Classic Sci Fi Books Sci Fi Novels Science Fiction Books Pulp Fiction Fiction Movies Poster Pulp Magazine Magazine Covers. The science fiction book cover is a hard one to get right Jermus Velia.

What begins as a stroll on an overcast day turns into an apocalyptic experience for a group of visitors to a laboratory. When a telescope's particle-light beam slices across their paths, each one of them enters a dreamlike odyssey that exposes their innermost hopes, dreams, and terrifying fears. As emergency workers desperately scramble to rescue the victims from the charred wreckage, their souls begin an incredible journey through one fantastic nightmare world after another. One of the victims, Jack Hamilton, realizes something the others do not: that in each strange new world they are trapped by forces utterly beyond those that govern the real world, forces that may never set them free.

Comments

Arabella V. Arabella V.
I never really read anything by Phil Dick before. This is my first foray into his work. This story was okay, but I was expecting more. I mainly got attracted to it because of the title, which makes the book seem like it will be something extravagant. In actuality nothing much really happens. It's mainly about 8 or 9 characters that keep moving from one parallel world to another, and they have to figure out who's responsible for creating that world in order to have a chance at escaping it. Reading this book, one can imagine where the creators of the TV show "Sliders" got their ideas from.

But, the main difference is that in this book, the results of being harmed in those parallel worlds are inconsequential. Eg., if someone gets hurt or killed in one of those worlds, he/she will still be alive in the next one. So, it's mainly a story of character growth being achieved by the main character Jack Hamilton through his experiences passing through these various worlds, which I believe are 4 in total. It does also contain a bit of a mystery element, in the sense that we're not sure if Hamilton's wife is a communist or not until the very end. This book seems to be strongly critical of American Government and some of it's logic. And those criticisms are true ones; so for that I can give this story some plaudits.

But, the main problem I had with it is that it is a bit juvenile in its telling, and the "Eye in the Sky" references are minimal and had little to do with the story. In all this is a decent morality tale where criticisms of American thinking abound, but seeming to be geared toward a 7th or 8th grade audience rather than to grownups. If the story had a more serious tone to it, I may have given it more stars. It's still worth the bother if you have the time, but it's not something immensely intellectual like Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.
zmejka zmejka
To be as precise as possible, this novel rocked! For years, I was only reading post-50s novels by Philip K Dick. Everything from THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH to FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID, and rarely, was I disappointed. The man was the most reliably brilliant sci-fi writer of his times. His sci-fi was always different, too. He took on social issues, race issues in America, international affairs, all crossing over into the classic elements of science-fiction. I finally gave his 1950's catalogue a try, and once again, I've read something I love.

EYE IN THE SKY. This book was great, and feels so under-appreciated. How did PKD manage to keep his work dark, yet compelling? Hilarious, yet nerve-wrecking? undreamed of, yet educational? Not only do you learn a lot when you read any PKD novel, be it about history or physics, or German (even Latin, at times), but you can completely grasp the images he punches into his typewriter. He never really revised his work, just went with his gut, and told the story as precisely as possible. A method which has its pros and cons, but for Phil, it managed to work out perfect, because his stories are a joy to read. His criticism of America for its time is very edgy, and his curiosity for science and its way of bringing us together (and in this novel's case, you can't get much closer!) was ahead of its time.

I plan on reading more of Philip K Dick's 50s work. And I already know I'll be rereading EYE IN THE SKY in the distant future.

Also, a plus for the gorgeous cover by MARINER publishing. There were a few typos here and there, but they weren't big enough to stray any reader away.
Hasirri Hasirri
Jack Hamilton is about to start his dream job in nuclear physics, when things begin to go wrong. Seems his wife is accused of having "communist" sympathies. Remember, this was in the 1950s. Before that can be resolved, disaster strikes--some type of accident at the Belmont Bevatron particle accelerator. Jack and Marsha and six others are involved in a freak accident, and wake up in a strange new world--an alternate reality. And not only that, but a succession of other alternate realities. And each of these explores some profound questions about reality itself. What is reality? Do we create it in our own image? Is there really a God out there? Is Marsha really a communist? Will Jack get the job? Will he survive? You have to read the book to find out.

A string of unlikely and disturbing episodes illumines these and other deep questions. Things get more than scary. The issues of the 1950s are a little different from those of the 2000s, or are they? A novel of ideas, Eye In The Sky will make you think. What would Jack experience today in the same unlikely situation? How would you fare in these unimaginable worlds?

Author PKD is a classic sci fi author from the golden age of the genre. His writing is straight-forward, punchy, unpretentious. If you like novels that make you think, if you've always wondered about where your own reality comes from, you will love this little book. I'm glad it's been reissued and I recommend it highly. Reviewed by Louis N. Gruber.