|Title||:||Der Sommer geht. Science - Fiction-Roman|
|Publisher||:||Bertelsmann Lexikon Verlag, G tersloh 1979|
|Number of Pages||:||576 Pages|
|File Size||:||698 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Der Sommer geht. Science - Fiction-Roman Reviews
Nach der Beschreibung habe ich anderes erwartet. Das war meines Erachtens eine wirre Geschichte, die mir überhaupt nicht gefallen hat.
Am Anfang meint man, einen Jugendroman vor sich zu haben. Doch je mehr man liest, umso mehr sinkt man in die Handlung ein. Ein poetisches Werk von ungewohnter Faszination und Gefühlstiefer für einen SF-Roman. Ich besitze dieses Buch seit 25 Jahren und kann gar nicht mehr zählen, wie oft ich es gelesen habe. Wenn man an Charakteren und unerwarteten Wendungen und nicht an Action a la Star Wars oder Enterprise interessiert ist, ist dieser Roman ein Muß.
Ich habe das Buch das erste mal gelesen als ich 22 Jahr alt war. Jetzt bin ich 45 und lese es inzwischen zum x-ten mal. Ich hatte das Buch verborgt, nicht mehr zurück erhalten und jetzt wieder gekauft. Für mich ist es eine ganz besondere Geschichte, die am Anfang eher für einen Teenager erscheint, doch dem Leser am Ende einige Antworten auf die Frage über das Dasein der Menschen gibt. Ein Buch das die Gefühle bewegt und gleichzeitig eine bizarre Welt beschreibt.Dieter S. Bergner
While not generally considered Vance's tippy top drawer, the Durdane books (The Anome, The Brave Free Men, and The Asutra) are more than readable. Vance fans must not miss these. They take place in the same time frame as Emphyrio (1969), which is one of Vance's very best books. The planet Durdane is a world beyond the perimeter of human civilization (originally far beyond, but at the time of the story only just beyond). Vance mentions several times a large 20,000-star cluster called the Schiafarella that dominates Durdane's summer night sky; Earth is thought to be in that general direction, "beyond" the cluster. The planet has three red/orange dwarf suns, which are apparently in tight orbit, so the planet orbits the trio, which are constantly eclipsing one another and creating strange light effects; this give rise to an obsession in Durdanian culture with color and color symbology; all of this is described but not explicated.The original inhabitants undertook a long, long migration in the general direction of Galactic inward. They sought to isolate themselves from humanity and dwell on a virgin world in peace, so they scuttled their starships. Flash forward 9000 years. Usual Vance quirkiness and strange societies, including widespread reversion to tribalism.But the story line is one of the few times Vance treats the implications of an alien civilization whose own perimeter is about to collide with humanity's. He doesn't deal with it head on, but even in the context of his rather baroque and sideways story telling, it's quite intriguing.
While reading the first book of this trilogy, I assumed it might be a second tier Jack Vance book, but then the story really sucked me in with amazing twists and turns. This is truly a great trilogy. It is a story you will stick with you.
The Asutra is the third book in the Durdane trilogy and takes on a decidedly different tone from "The Anome" and "The Brave Free Men." Where in the first two books, Gastel Etzwane was singularly focused on saving Shant from the Roguskhoi, here he's accomplished that goal but finds that the passion with which he applied himself is still there.Etzwane leaves the colorful country of Shant to travel to the massive landmass of Caraz upon learning about more Roguskhoi sightings. But things aren't as simple now because, as we learned in "The Brave Free Men," the Roguskhoi are the product of space faring aliens far superior to Etzwane.Characters in "The Asutra" often find themselves in desperate circumstances, sometimes doing the only thing they can to get by, and sometimes cracking. In all cases, I found myself emotionally moved, but toward a downbeat somber mood. I much prefer the optimistic tone of "The Brave Free Men." In any case, if you read the first two books, "The Asutra" is worth your time.
WOW, what a stunning conclusion to the "Durdane Trilogy." Although the ending was somewhat anti-climactic, this is an extraordinary story from the master in this genre. The premise of the storyline is masked until the end of the first book and becomes more apparent in the next two sequels and believe me it's startling and unique. What a journey, absolutely wonderful...
I have been reading Jack Vance as long as I can remember, at least 50 years, and he has never disappointed me. I am very happy to discover these extensive Jack Vance collections for the kindle library.