Those Who Watch

Those Who Watch THOSE WHO WATCH is the strange seductive novel of three inadvertent colonists from outer space whose accidental encounter with Earth triggers interplanetary conflict It also the most unusual love sto

  • Title: Those Who Watch
  • Author: Robert Silverberg
  • ISBN: 9780450032608
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • THOSE WHO WATCH is the strange, seductive novel of three inadvertent colonists from outer space whose accidental encounter with Earth triggers interplanetary conflict It also the most unusual love story ever written.VORNEEN the seducer, in the shell of an Apollo who came out of nowhere into the life of Kathryn MasonGLAIR the perfect woman, an empty form who filled the houTHOSE WHO WATCH is the strange, seductive novel of three inadvertent colonists from outer space whose accidental encounter with Earth triggers interplanetary conflict It also the most unusual love story ever written.VORNEEN the seducer, in the shell of an Apollo who came out of nowhere into the life of Kathryn MasonGLAIR the perfect woman, an empty form who filled the hours of Tom FaulknerMIRTIN otherworldly friend and mentor to an 11 year old Indian boy who accepted the extraordinary on faithONLY THREE HUMANS WOULD EVER KNOW that the blinding flash in the sky on that night in 1982 was an exploding flying saucer Only they would learn the truth about THOSE WHO WATCH about the alien beings who came to this world in a crash landing from the stars.

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    1. There is a certain aptness in the fact that I penned this review for Robert Silverberg's "Those Who Watch" on January 15, 2015. That day, you see, happened to be Silverberg's 80th birthday, so my most sincere wishes for many more happy and healthy birthdays must go out to the man who has become, over the years, my favorite sci-fi author.These days, of course, Silverberg is one of the most honored and respected writers in his chosen genre; a multiple winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, not to m [...]

    2. Somewhere in here is a pleasant, life-affirming tale of the salutary effects of grace on those going through hard times (basically a sf spin on the old “perfect humans in the form of angels fall to Earth, heal the broken lives of those who help restore their wings”). But it’s buried in pedestrian pacing and dull prose, and undercut badly by the tone-deaf, almost self-parodical insertion of sex into everything. More shocking, Silverberg’s usually laser-sharp character work is almost compl [...]

    3. Cool premise two rival alien cultures (seemingly analogous to the US and the USSR, but little sign of which is which) are watching Earth, since they're close to space flight, but still very warlike in nature. One of the watching ships crashes, and it's 3 crew (who are also a 'sexual group), bail out just in time. All three are seriously wounded, however, and are nursed back to health. One by a lonely widowed single mom, one by a down and out member of the AOS (the Air Force department that inves [...]

    4. Pretty good classic sci-fi about the survivors of an alien crash who are taken in by humans and nursed back to health. It read like a short story that had been fluffed up a bit. Nothing particularly exciting, but very nice and comfortable read.

    5. The StoryIn Those Who Watch a dirnan watcher ship crashes somewhere in the States. The Dirnan have been watching Earth for many years (thousands of years, really), and this is not the first time such a ship is forced to crashland on Earth.A lot of people watch the ship (or meteor, as they believe it is) fall from the sky, but only three of them (a kid called Charley, a woman called Kathryn and lastly a man named Tom) finds themselves caretakers of three wounded aliens. Bonds are made between the [...]

    6. I got hooked because of the cover and the fact that this was from 1967 and is eerily reminiscent of all our current alien conspiracy theories. Sensitive writing and interesting evocative moods - what does it mean to be "human", what does it mean to be a watcher/observer, and how do different individuals bridge the gap in communication to be empathetic to one another?

    7. It's not actually bad and reads easily, it's just so forgettable and pointless and pulp of its time, which makes it appear something even less than pulp today. Pass by, go to some of the greater - and with a reason more well-known - works by Silverberg.

    8. Short, easy to read story with an interesting concept, but lacking any conflict made it seem rather unlikely.

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