Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download]


Other Days Other Eyes

Bob Shaw ß 6 FREE READ FREE READ Other Days Other Eyes î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB No toy at all when blackmailers discovered how to use it to see into the secret life of any victim and government officials found it could permit surveillance of any person any time anywhe. My appreciation for Bob Shaw is growing Second book of his I ve read that deal with optics blindness and vision Alban Garrod is a scientist that discovered some sort of glass that delays the passage of visible radiation through it A series of intertwined plots regarding the glass properties applied to criminal cases and the main character s struggle to free himself from the shackles of a marriage for convenience are well narrated in this slim tomeThe bonus Jane Wason Gosh I want of her

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Bob Shaw ß 6 FREE READ FREE READ Other Days Other Eyes î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Slow 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 ye. Science fiction writers often miss out on the credit they re due for correctly predicting the future just because they got one niggling little detail wrong No fan of hard SF should have been surprised by WikiLeaks it was obvious that sooner or later technology was going to make it impossible to keep secrets The only uestion was the nature of the technology usedWell TL Sherred probably got there first with his classic 1947 short E For Effort and then there was Isaac Asimov in 1956 with The Dead Past In both of these stories people invent a gizmo time viewer or chronoscope depending on the version which allows you to view arbitrary scenes from the past Of course the past starts just a microsecond ago so you can also see the present and spy on everyone Both Sherred and Asimov see the government as grabbing the invention and using it for their nefarious ends Then in this 1972 novel Shaw comes up with a new method The hero accidentally invents a form of glass which slows down light to a crawl Light going in emerges days months or even years later People uickly think up clever applications You can have street lights that don t need any power just releasing at night the light that came in during the daytime An industry springs up for slow glass picture windows You put the sheet of glass in a scenic location let it soak up several years of pretty views and then sell it to city folks who are tired of looking at the parking lot Eventually people realise that slow glass is the ultimate camera no moving parts at all so it can be microminiaturized and mass produced at low cost Yet another nefarious government sprays slow glass dust everywhere so everyone is under constant surveillance wherever they are Though bizarrely I think this turns out to be a Good Thing because it lets the hero leave his nasty wife and take up instead with his hot secretary Well it was the early 70sAnyway for whatever reason hardly anyone predicted the rise of the personal computer and the Internet so they missed the obvious solution No need to bend the laws of physics Just make computers so cheap and easy to operate that everyone uses them to store all their sensitive information then link them together in a fast network that allows a disgruntled employee to send a thousand pages worth of dirt around the world in a couple of seconds Amazing we didn t think of that But honestly does it matter I think Sherred Asimov and Shaw essentially figured it out before the rest of us even realised there might be a problem A for alertness And how come not one journalist this week has mentioned them The Razor's Edge uestion was the nature of the technology The Old Man Who Loved Cheese usedWell TL Sherred probably got there first with his classic 1947 short E For Effort and then there was Isaac Asimov in 1956 with The Dead Past In both of these stories people invent a gizmo time viewer or chronoscope depending on the version which allows you to view arbitrary scenes from the past Of course the 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Bob Shaw ß 6 FREE READ FREE READ Other Days Other Eyes î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ars 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. 4 stars for creeping me out with it s prescience We don t have slow glass but we have cameras everywhere and social media pressuring us to relieve us of our own privacy for the edification of people who shouldn t matter to us anyway Some bits of excellent writing flashes of beautifully crafted sentences and images that will stay with me a while Sexist in the way that SFF in the 70s all seemed to be but not jarring enough that it removed me from the story Sigh I really do need to get back to longer better reviews

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 158
  • Other Days Other Eyes
  • Bob Shaw
  • English
  • 08 June 2019
  • 9780330238939

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    CHARACTERS Other Days Other Eyes Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download] Science fiction writers often miss out on the credit they're due for correctly predicting the future just because they got one niggling little detail wrong No fan of hard SF should have been surprised by WikiLeaks it was obvious that sooner or later technology was going to make it impossible to keep secrets The

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    Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download] READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Bob Shaw CHARACTERS Other Days Other Eyes 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 inve

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    Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download] Bob Shaw ß 6 FREE READ CHARACTERS Other Days Other Eyes 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 suabbling couple are driving through the Scottish Highlands when they come across a slow gl

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    Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download] Other Days Other Eyes is another of those 'forgotten' 70s science fiction novels that I've been hunting down recently This

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    Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download] Is it an anthology or a fix up? Does it matter? Shaw came up with a simple idea which in the hands of another author may have resulted in one decent story Shaw does than that He spends time thinking through the implications not for g

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    Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download] Bob Shaw ß 6 FREE READ CHARACTERS Other Days Other Eyes 4 stars for creeping me out with it’s prescience We don’t have slow glass but we have cameras everywhere and social medi

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    Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download] 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

  8. says: CHARACTERS Other Days Other Eyes Bob Shaw ß 6 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Bob Shaw

    Bob Shaw ß 6 FREE READ READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Bob Shaw Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download] This book was written in 1972 A book I read and liked in my teens so I decided to re read to see how it has survived the passage of timeThe concept behind the book is brilliant a scientist invents a form of glass so dense that light can take years to pass through With experimentation the project is commercialised

  9. says: CHARACTERS Other Days Other Eyes Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download] READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Bob Shaw

    Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download] My appreciation for Bob Shaw is growing Second book of his I've read that deal with optics blindness and vision Alban Garrod is a scientist that discovered some sort of glass that delays the passage of visible radiation through it

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    READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ß Bob Shaw Other Days Other Eyes [E–pub Download] This is one of the best science fiction books I have ever read and I read a lot of science fiction I think about this book often The idea of slow glass and its impact on how the characters behave and react to it

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