The Time Dweller

The Time Dweller Contents The Earth rolled salt choked round a dying sun On its bleak inhospitable surface thelast lonely remnants of mankind resigned themselves to extinction Time it seemed had run out for humani

  • Title: The Time Dweller
  • Author: Michael Moorcock
  • ISBN: 9780586205501
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Paperback
  • Contents The Earth rolled, salt choked, round a dying sun On its bleak inhospitable surface thelast lonely remnants of mankind resigned themselves to extinction Time, it seemed, had run out for humanity Yet Time itself held the key to survival If man was to be supplanted from his native planet, perhaps only infinity would afford him a refuge Only the age long clich sContents The Earth rolled, salt choked, round a dying sun On its bleak inhospitable surface thelast lonely remnants of mankind resigned themselves to extinction Time, it seemed, had run out for humanity Yet Time itself held the key to survival If man was to be supplanted from his native planet, perhaps only infinity would afford him a refuge Only the age long clich s with which his mind was fettered barred him from a whole new dimension and a future of unimaginable splendor.Stories in the book The Time Dweller 1964 Escape from Evening 1965 The Deep Fix 1964 The Golden Barge 1965 Wolf 1966 Consuming Passion 1966 The Ruins 1966 The Pleasure Garden of Felipe Sagittarius 1965 The Mountain 1965

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    1. Psychotropic mid-60s sci-fi, heavy on altered consciousness, sociopathic monologue, and hallucinatory description and action. Essentially unfolds in three parts:1. Two connected stories set towards the end of Earth's long decline into inhospitability to humans, with civilization reduced to a few pockets of isolated waiting. initially reads like weird fantasy, but quickly moves into its real (and much more interesting) subject of the perception of time and how it controls us. 2. "Deep Fix", a nov [...]

    2. Short story collections are always hit or miss. In this case, I feel that it might have been slightly more miss than hit, but a few of the stories in this collection are jaw droppers, so I would recommend it to any Moorcock fan. The first two stories, A Time Dweller and Escape From Evening are classic Moorcock sci-fi. They deal with people reaching the end of the universe and the consequences of this, which is always a favorite topic of mine. From there, however, the stories seem to fall a bit f [...]

    3. Of these stories, only "The Time Dweller" and "Escape from Evening" make the sort of sense you'd expect after putting down the Hawkmoon or Elric series. The rest are rich with experimentation: "The Deep Fix" appears to be an attempt at something Philip K Dick; "The Golden Barge", "The Wolf", "The Mountain", and "Consuming Passions" are very internal to the main character, who acts under logic and motivations never really shared with the reader; "The Ruins" is even more so, plus there is the ques [...]

    4. The Time Dweller Escape from Evening The Deep Fix The Golden Barge Wolf Consuming Passion The Ruins The Pleasure Garden of Felipe Sagittarius The MountainA book of nine short stories dating from 1963 to 1966. I own the novel "The Golden Barge", but I haven’t read the short story before, or any of the others in this book. My favourites were "The Pleasure Garden of Felipe Sagittarius" and "The Deep Fix".I like the cover picture, which shows a man from the far-future Earth of the first two storie [...]

    5. A collection of short stories that starts with two that are somewhat connected in the vein of Bradbury's Martian Chronicles but diverges afterwards. Deep Fix which has a scientist taking a highly addictive drug to undo the brainwashing of machines he has created stands out as a highlight alongside the macabre tale of The Golden Barge, which is a trimmed down version of one of Moorcock's novels.

    6. Some really good stort stories & not all of them are actually,totally "sci-fi" IMO.Read it because i'd heard good things about Moorcock & also,i'd seen that Chris Robinson was a fan too.The 1st 3 stories are the best here in this collection from the mid 60's.I will read more Moorcock in the future if i can!

    7. more a book for the hardened Moorcock fan. I like it because it is Moorcock but only shows brief flashes of genius, more potential than realisation. I read this years ago and returned to it recently and will return to it in another 4-5 years and reread but not a classic.

    8. A collection of short alternate reality stories that started off very strong but slowly dissipated into the cliche and boring. After the first two chapters I expected much more.

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