The Blind Geometer/The New Atlantis eBook ☆ The

The Blind Geometer/The New Atlantis❦ [KINDLE] ❁ The Blind Geometer/The New Atlantis By Kim Stanley Robinson ➡ – Varanus.us The Blind Geometer Nebula Award for Best Novella The Blind Geometer Nebula Award Geometer/The New Kindle Ï for Best Novella.

The Blind Geometer/The New Atlantis eBook ☆ The
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 186 pages
  • The Blind Geometer/The New Atlantis
  • Kim Stanley Robinson
  • English
  • 04 May 2019
  • 0812500105

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  1. says:

    This is Tor Double 13, of a series of 36 double books published from 1988 to 1991 by Tor Books It contains two novellas, bound together t te b che in mass market paperback back to back, inverted, with two front covers and both titles on the spine The novellas are listed here alphabetically by author neither should be considered primary second read 3 June 2020When I recently handled this physical book from my collection, I decided to re read it The stories are linked by poten This is Tor Double 13, of a series of 36 double books published from 1988 to 1991 by Tor Books It contains two novellas, bound together t te b che in mass market paperback back to back, inverted, with two front covers and both titles on the spine The novellas are listed here alphabetically by author neither should be considered primary second read 3 June 2020When I recently handled this physical book from my collection, I decided to re read it The stories are linked by potential discoveries of new energy sources, and by Kim Stanley Robinson s writer s relationship with Ursula K Le Guin Refer to the talk by him at New Atlantis, by Ursula K LeGuin 1975 This was originally published in The New Atlantis and Other Novellas of Science Fiction, edited by Robert Silverberg It won the 1976 Hugo Award as well being nominated for the 1976 Nebula Award in their novelette categories The Hainish universe of Le Guin s science fiction was well established by the time this was published, but it s a stand alone story It is set in a future of extreme oppression and centralized control in the US, patterned somewhat after the old Soviet Union Interspersed with the narrative are passages describing a sea changed Atlantis In the main thread, the perspective character s husband is a physicist just out of prison, who has discovered the key to cheap and low tech energy That would be a threat to control by the corporate state, because it promises self reliance and therefore freedom Unfortunately, I feel that in this daydream of a story, Le Guin has not really considered that some individuals could use such unlimited power for evil purposes as well The Blind Geometer, by Kim Stanley Robinson 1985 This was first published in the August 1987 issue of Isaac Asimov s Science Fiction Magazine It won the 1988 Nebula Award as well being nominated for the 1988 Hugo Award in their novella categories This was one of Kim Stanley Robinson s earlier stories and a stand alone The narrator is a blind mathematician, who is investigated by a mysterious and violent group for his work that relates to physics of a new energy source They bring a distraught scientist to him, supposedly a victim of a lunar disaster, because she has become incapable of communicating in any form other than diagrams that illustrate Desargues Theorem Robinson wonderfully explores the concepts of mathematical geometry and human perception on many levels In the end, the symbolism of the included figures is made plain, as are the point and or line references that begin paragraphs A fabulously crafted story, and I highly recommend it The Return from Rainbow Bridge, by Kim Stanley Robinson 1985 This was first published in the August 1987 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction A teen aged white kid from suburban LA visits his aunt on or near the Navaho Reservation in Arizona He gets introduced to a contemporary Navaho lifestyle through his cousin s friend Paul, and they go on a desert hike to a remote arch named Rainbow Bridge On the return hike, he learns a life lesson Robinson is a backpacker as am I , and I appreciate the treks and outdoor lives that often appear in his novels But it s just a filler here.first read 6 November 1990When Tor Doubles were first released, I reliably purchased and read most of them This particular one, I bought about a year after it was released, after I realized I was going to read ALL of them My thoughts about them at the time have been incorporated into the reviews I wrote for my second read, above


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    As always, I m not as likely to warm to short fiction The LeGuin story reminded me somehow of The Blind Assassin even though I didn t much care for this story and LOVED the Atwood , The Return from Rainbow Bridge story reminded me of Ray Bradbury, and The Blind Geometer reminded me of Roald Dahl s storytelling style None of them will stick with me, though there were interesting enough to read as I read them The Blind Geometer held my attention best, and could easily have been a full length n As always, I m not as likely to warm to short fiction The LeGuin story reminded me somehow of The Blind Assassin even though I didn t much care for this story and LOVED the Atwood , The Return from Rainbow Bridge story reminded me of Ray Bradbury, and The Blind Geometer reminded me of Roald Dahl s storytelling style None of them will stick with me, though there were interesting enough to read as I read them The Blind Geometer held my attention best, and could easily have been a full length novel All three of these stories were told in the first person, and only Carlos Nevsky, the blind geometer drew me in to the character and spoke with a unique voice Robinson had good ideas and a clear hold on the humanity at the center of what could otherwise have been a pretentious but simplistic story


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    I wishbooks were published this way It s a lovely way to package novelettes Two slim stories from Robinson and one from LeGuin make for a perfectly sized pocketbook The only complaint, really, is that they don t feel like the stories complement each other as well as they might, though some of the themes ring along.LeGuin s The New Atlantis keeps that balance of blatant and soft, heartbreaking and hopeful, that she was always so good at walking Parts are lyrical and strange, working to I wishbooks were published this way It s a lovely way to package novelettes Two slim stories from Robinson and one from LeGuin make for a perfectly sized pocketbook The only complaint, really, is that they don t feel like the stories complement each other as well as they might, though some of the themes ring along.LeGuin s The New Atlantis keeps that balance of blatant and soft, heartbreaking and hopeful, that she was always so good at walking Parts are lyrical and strange, working to convey a feelingthan words Robinson s first story, The Blind Geometer plays with written word and sense as well, though it s a farstraightforward, beginning and end piece The sense of loss that rings through The New Atlantis seems to hang awkwardly next to it Even Return from Rainbow Bridge, which handles some un grasped loss, doesn t feel quite right with it.It s not anything against any of the stories, they re all quite good on their own and I m sure one s experience is different depending on which side you read first and how much space you give between pieces The brain wants to find connections, it s just these three pieces don t fit quite perfectly together However, still wish this sort of book was still regularly made I d rather be a bit disappointed that three short stories from different authors didn t quite fit together than never get to read them


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    3.5 stars.I enjoyed The New Atlantis Le Guin and The Blind Geometer but Return from Rainbow Bridge Kim Stanley Robinson was weird The former left me wishing that they were longer novels, rather than novellas The New Atlantis is packed with riffs on climate change and science denial Humans are no longer allowed to stay married Women are required to attend diet camps while scientists are persecuted The narrator s tale is interspersed with fragments of voices from Atlantis I was intrigued 3.5 stars.I enjoyed The New Atlantis Le Guin and The Blind Geometer but Return from Rainbow Bridge Kim Stanley Robinson was weird The former left me wishing that they were longer novels, rather than novellas The New Atlantis is packed with riffs on climate change and science denial Humans are no longer allowed to stay married Women are required to attend diet camps while scientists are persecuted The narrator s tale is interspersed with fragments of voices from Atlantis I was intrigued by the connection between power and energy That made me wonder Why is it so short though Why Why The Blind Geometer s narrator, Carlos Negsky, is a blind mathematician The central metaphor is the use of Desargues theorem to explain perspective Yours truly had to look it up because, Math. hee hee hee The story pitches the reader back and forth into Carlos life There s a femme fatale and some spy stuff too Nevertheless, the most interesting part is Carlos as a narrator Return from Rainbow Bridge I did not like this novella as much as the other two in the compilation The book is based on the Navajo spelled Navaho The narrator encounters a mysterious Navajo called Paul while visiting his great aunt A mysterious set of events follow a trek that Paul leads to the Rainbow Bridge There is some Orientalising at work in the book, which put me off


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    This is one of those books where if you open it one way, it s one book, but if you turn it over and open it the other way, it s another book, and they meet upside down in the middle.The Blind Geometer by Kim Stanley Robinson A blind mathematician in nearish future Washington, DC, is approached by a colleague to aid in a strange puzzle in the shape of a woman who draws esoteric geometric diagrams and talks in jumbled phrases The intrigue is less interesting than the experiences of the blind nar This is one of those books where if you open it one way, it s one book, but if you turn it over and open it the other way, it s another book, and they meet upside down in the middle.The Blind Geometer by Kim Stanley Robinson A blind mathematician in nearish future Washington, DC, is approached by a colleague to aid in a strange puzzle in the shape of a woman who draws esoteric geometric diagrams and talks in jumbled phrases The intrigue is less interesting than the experiences of the blind narrator It s a novel way of telling a story, since you can never mention what anything looks like This story was my introduction to Robinson, and I think I might pick upof his stuff.Return from Rainbow Bridge by Kim Stanley Robinson This bonus novella tells the tale of a teenage boy in the 1960s and his strange experiences with Paul, a mysterious Navajo Indian friend though in this story it s spelled Navaho It s not strictly science fiction, but it s a fun and slightly spooky story that rekindled my desire to visit Arizona again.The New Atlantis by Ursula K Le Guin I love Le Guin, but I had a terrible time following this one I got that they were living in a strange fascist state, and there was talk about new continents rising in the oceans, but all the italicized parts completely lost me, and I have no idea what was going on at the end It felt almost like it was building up to something and then just sort of stopped


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