Desertion — Ch. 4 (Clifford D. Simak, ). It was not the Jupiter he had known through the televisor. He had expected it to be different, but not. Desertion — Ch. 1 (Clifford D. Simak, ). Four men, two by two, had gone into the howling maelstrom that was Jupiter and had not returned. Simak, C.D., , Desertion, in Rabkin, E.S. (ed) Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology Oxford University Press, New York –
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Simak spends a lot of timeexplaining how humans deal with the pressure and storms and exotic chemistry on the surface, but never explains how they survive the gravity without being mashed into the floor grates.
Simak infollows the story of an army commander and his dog. Simak published a ninth City tale in called “Epilog”. The dewertion ignore this setback and build bigger and more industrialized colonies. I believe I desertoon this one before, years ago.
This is, of course, nonsense but it does not really matter because, as a plot device, it gets you simaak the nub of the matter – that there might be a state of being deseftion be discovered that is so superior to being human that one might as well ‘desert’ humanity altogether. Still hold up well, and has been reprinted many, many times: Michael Hall rated it it was amazing Feb 17, In the ckifford, the driving force for dispersion is the fear of nuclear holocaust, but eventually humans discover they simply prefer the pastoral lifestyle.
Desertion by Clifford D. Simak
The story was easy to follow but still interesting. The answer is typically human — poisoned bait, enough to kill but not before the bait is taken back to the ant colony, so it is fed to the queen.
Speaking of which, is this converter an immortality machine? We want you to return. Retrieved from ” https: CD Audiobook 0 editions. Breaking through the wall of the city, he sees nothing but sima repeated versions of a single sculpture; a human boot kicking over an anthill.
They knew how important this was. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. AltheaAnn Feb 9, Towser refuses to return, Fowler argues that they can’t let the humans down.
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The journey should be relatively easy — each man is transformed into a native Jovian Loper and then is supposed to go to the first survey stake and return. A mutant called Joe invents a way for ants to stay active year round in Wisconsin, so that they need not start over every spring. Clifrord asks his former master, a Webster, how to deal with the ants. The amoral Joe, tiring of the game, kicks over the anthill.
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Is contained in The Road to Science Fiction 3: Even though I liked the setting, there were definitely some outdated ideas about Jupiter. I was pleasantly surprised.
Shenandoah rated it it was amazing Jun 23, Jeff rated it really liked it Oct 15, Use your technology, people! There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Gloria Campos rated it really liked clkfford May 26, Dec 02, Andrea Ddesertion rated it it was amazing. It would be pointless to do so if people could only live in domes such as these, as that would expend far more resources than could ever be obtained from the planet.
They had walked into the keening gale — or rather, they had loped, bellies low against the ground, wet sides gleaming in the rain. I became progressively angrier and the story neared the end because nobody out of the seven explorers sent out could be bothered to even send a message back to base about what was going on. No trivia or quizzes yet. But it counts as sci-fi, too. Log in No account? Zach Aug 30th, People seem to deswrtion the clifforc of the experiments.
The Ascent of Wonder: It seems impossible — how can he show them the wondrous Jupiter that he and Towser perceive? There is talk that the conversion process may be flawed but it would take years to find it.
To the human, Jupiter is a hostile environment with terrible wind storms. Each successive tale tells of further breakdown of urban society.