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John Boyd - The Last Starship From Earth


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ISBN: 0330231766
Godina izdanja: 1972
Jezik: Engleski
Žanr: Naučna fantastika
Autor: Strani

John Boyd - The Last Starship From Earth
Pan Books, 1972
188 str.
meki povez
stanje: vrlo dobro

The Last Starship From Earth is a dystopian novel set in 1968 and 1969, but not the 1968 and 1969 that I remember, or lived through. In the world of this story, Jesus did not die on the cross, but was killed leading an assault on Rome. He was the Messiah that people expected. The government of John Boyd`s world is a global government run by Christians along `scientific` lines, where psychologists and sociologists in conjunction with the Church and an AI Pope rule the world. People marry and mate because of their genes, sort of like the film Gattaca, and the hero of our story is Haldane IV, M-5, 138270, 3/10/46, a math student of great promise, being the fourth in line of great mathematicians. Unfortunately Haldane gets the hots for Helix, a mere poet. By law and social custom Haldane is expected to have nothing to do with her, but as you`d expect he falls in love with her.

Haldane IV and Helix were a part of an ultra-rational society where mathematicians did not write poetry, where mathematicians did not fall in love with poets, and where most specifically, Haldane IV, young mathematician, couldn`t possibly marry Helix, the attractive poet of his choice. It was in the best interests of the human race, said the State, that mates be selected for all professional people according to strict scientific principles.

Science Fiction, Fantasy, sf

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