Occasionally you read a science fiction book that not only explores the future but holds up a dark mirror to our past In a series of disturbing and thoughtful vignettes, Bob Shaw explores how the invention of slow glass, which alters light and enhances perception, effects both personal relationships and global privacy Sadly the book is out of print, but is definitely worth hunting down. At last year s Boring conference, a concrete enthusiast demonstrated a block which did some very strange things with light, and made me think of Bob Shaw s slow glass a crystal which lets light through, but only minutes or years after the event, so that you re left with a literal window on the past This book features his original short stories on the theme, included as sidelights in a short novel about the inventor of slow glass Which serves largely to confirm that the short stories, or at least the first two, were much satisfying poignant vignettes using this one sort of plausible sounding technology as a perfect reification of that human need to revisit the past, and of the way that need can trap us Imagine if you could look at your wall and see the snows of yesteryear right there And of course, to some extent you now can there are all sorts of ways we re now closer to a slow gl Glass Was An Amusing Scientific Toy Light Traveled Through It So Slowly That, Looking Through A Pane Of It, You Might See What Had Happened Five Minutes Ago On The Other Side Or Five Years It Stopped Being A Toy When Great New Jeliners Began To Crash, Caraccidents Multiplied Astronomically And A Mounting Toll Of Deaths And Disasters Revealed Its True Potential And It Was No Toy At All When Blackmailers Discovered How To Use It To See Into The Secret Trailer ↠´ Other Days, Other Eyes PDF by å Bob Shaw Life Of Any Victim And Government Officials Found It Could Permit Surveillance Of Any Person, Any Time, Anywhere No cabe duda que ste libro de ciencia ficci n es UNA OBRA SINGULAR E INTERESANTE DE LEER PARA TODOS LOS AMANTES DEL G NERO, YA NO POR SU TEM TICA, QUE EN CIERTA PARTE ES original el tema denuncia y mal uso de las invenciones humanas est presentes en otras novelas , SINO, ESPECIALMENTE, POR EL ENFOQUE Y ESTRUCTURA DE SU NARRATIVA ADEM S DE LA VARIEDAD DE G NEROS QUE CABE A LO LARGO DE SUS P GINAS Otros d as, Otros Ojos nos presenta a Albon Garrod, un ingeniero y qu mico casado por conveniencia y sometido a un matrimonio que financia sus desarrollos tecnol gicos No acaba de despegar en su carrera hasta que un d a, por casualidad y mediante un par de accidentes, descubre que su invenci n del VIDRIO THERMGARD fabricado en su factor a para coches Stileto 82 y comprado posteriormente por el gobierno de EEUU p Bob Shaw s story Light of Other Days 1966 is one of the great classics of science fiction In a mere ten pages or so, it succeeded in introducing a brand new concept to sf a rarer even than many of us would like to think while also generating a genuine and very poignant feeling of empathy for its central character who is not its narrator A squabbling couple are driving through the Scottish Highlands when they come across a slow glass farm Slow glass is a crystalline structure through which to simplify light passes very slowly it can thus be used to observe past scenes The farmer is allowing sheets of the stuff to absorb the light from the spectacular local countryside so that purchasers can take them home to watch those scenes over the months and years to come As the couple haggle with each other, a young woman and an infant watch them from time to time from the P i klidu knihovny jsem na el p r star ch fanzin a jeden obsahoval pr v knihu Jin dny, jin o i A jeliko jsem necht l tahat nic t k ho, p e etl jsem to dneska b hem p r j zd tramvaj a dal ch zast vek Je to klasick oldschoolov SF, postaven na celkem norm ln m sv t , do kter ho vpadne bizarn n pad A t m je pomal sklo Sklo, kter m proch z sv tlo i t eba cel roky ili si m ete koupit nabit sklo, za kter m bude deset let um t p boj a l tat rackov a sv tit jim slune n svit a je celkem jedno, e bydl te v zaplivan uli ce Samoz ejm , je dobr m t to sklo synchronizovan s m stn m asem M to ov em jednu nev hodu To sklo funguje st le A je oboustrann ili, a za deset let to sklo p estane fungovat a vy ho vyhod te, m e si ho n kdo vz t a pak se v m dal ch deset let d vat do lo nice Ta ✓ Other Days, Other Eyes ò Other Days, Other Eyes is another of those forgotten 70s science fiction novels that I ve been hunting down recently This was one of Bob Shaw s sci fi classics as it explored this new concept of slow glass , an innovative type of glass that could record and store events which take place before it, to reveal them months or years later Slow glass manages to do this by slowing down the light that travels through it, and thus a whole industry emerges that uses this new level of technology, with its inventor, a character named Alban Garrod, quickly becoming rich and famous. Yet with fame and wealth, comes a whole host of dangers that Garrod has to navigate, as the Government decides that it can use slow glass as a form of mass surveillance to spy on the public Big Brother starts to get involved and the plot begins to thick
, 6 Would like to read it again Slow Glass story has remained with me for decades Clicked on link impressive prices for used hardcovers. Taip viskas detaliai tiksliai apra yta, kad sukelia nuo irdu susi av jim Retas, tikrai retas autorius taip detaliai apgalvoja ateities pasaulio vizij bei i radimo pasekmes visais aspektais Mast rid.
About The Author
Bob Shaw was born in Northern Ireland After working in structural engineering, industrial public relations, and journalism he became a full time science fiction writer in 1975 Shaw was noted for his originality and wit He was two time recipient in 1979 and 1980 of the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer His short story Light of Other Days was a Hugo Award nominee in 1967, as was his novel The Rag