HjemGrupperSnakMereZeitgeist
Søg På Websted
På dette site bruger vi cookies til at levere vores ydelser, forbedre performance, til analyseformål, og (hvis brugeren ikke er logget ind) til reklamer. Ved at bruge LibraryThing anerkender du at have læst og forstået vores vilkår og betingelser inklusive vores politik for håndtering af brugeroplysninger. Din brug af dette site og dets ydelser er underlagt disse vilkår og betingelser.

Resultater fra Google Bøger

Klik på en miniature for at gå til Google Books

The boat of a million years af Poul Anderson
Indlæser...

The boat of a million years (original 1989; udgave 1989)

af Poul Anderson

MedlemmerAnmeldelserPopularitetGennemsnitlig vurderingOmtaler
1,3792613,318 (3.44)20
Others have written science fiction on the theme of immortality, but in The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on-unaging, undying-through the centuries and millennia. This story follows them over two thousand years, up to our time and beyond-to the promise of utopia, and to the challenge of the stars. A milestone in modern science fiction and a New York Times Notable Book when first published in 1989, this is one of a great writer's finest works.… (mere)
Medlem:cfradenburg
Titel:The boat of a million years
Forfattere:Poul Anderson
Info:New York Doherty 1989
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek, Læser for øjeblikket
Vurdering:
Nøgleord:Ingen

Work Information

The Boat of a Million Years af Poul Anderson (1989)

Ingen
Indlæser...

Bliv medlem af LibraryThing for at finde ud af, om du vil kunne lide denne bog.

Der er ingen diskussionstråde på Snak om denne bog.

» Se også 20 omtaler

Engelsk (22)  Spansk (2)  Slovakisk (1)  Alle sprog (25)
Viser 1-5 af 25 (næste | vis alle)
Anderson is an amazing science fiction writer. Includes a chronology and glossary.

FROM AMAZON: Others have written science fiction on the theme of immortality, but in The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on—unaging, undying—through the centuries and millennia. This story follows them over two thousand years, up to our time and beyond—to the promise of utopia, and to the challenge of the stars.

A milestone in modern science fiction and a New York Times Notable Book when first published in 1989, this is one of a great writer’s finest works.
  Gmomaj | May 7, 2023 |
Hito imprescindible en el desarrollo de la ciencia ficción contemporánea, La nave de un millón de años cuenta la historia de un puñado de inmortales en el decurso de las civilizaciones y culturas humanas, y constituye al mismo tiempo una especulación sobre un posible futuro entre las estrellas. Anderson vuelve, tras años de colaboraciones, a expresarse en solitario en la más ambiciosa de sus obras, una novela sofisticada, precisa en el aspecto histórico, inteligente y emotiva, que ofrece una visión panorámica de la humanidad, del Homo sapiens y del nuevo Homo inmortalis.
  Natt90 | Feb 7, 2023 |
With its theme of immortality and its sheer breadth of vision, this reminded me somewhat of Charles Sheffield's Tomorrow and Tomorrow. However, in other ways it is a very different creature. While Sheffield's immortality is achieved through storing consciousness by artificial means, the characters in this work by Poul Anderson seem determined to preserve the intactness of their humanity, even when it eventually makes them misfits among their own species.

The greater portion of the book concentrates on the efforts of several ageless characters to survive through the centuries. Various places and times in antiquity are beautifully recreated, and the real power and depth of the story lies in its rich undercurrents of history and mythology. Anderson is very clever in that he weaves detailed information throughout the text without affecting the flow of the narrative. The lyricism of the writing just carries the reader along.

The characterisation is excellent, and although the names of the main players change at various points (ageless people must constantly change their identities in order not to arouse suspicion), the reader can often intuitively determine who individuals are from their personalities.

I do think that the story weakened a little after the viewpoint changed to the future of mankind. One reason for this might be that the main characters seem to become overly concerned with petty personal squabbles. One could argue, though, that Anderson was implying that even people who had lived for millennia may still find it hard to transcend selfish inclinations and view life from a broader perspective all of the time. This may be an inherent part of the humanity that the ageless ones are loath to relinquish.

As with all great literature, the reader will remember for a long time to come not just the story but also the reading experience itself. ( )
  Hoppy500 | Dec 1, 2021 |
Big, interesting novel about a handful of people who don't age - they can be killed, but otherwise will stick around indefinitely. The first chapters are all about separate individuals, some of whom are really fantastic characters, while others are pretty annoying. Later chapters have the main characters meeting each other and doing things together. Each chapter comes chronologically after the previous ones, so the book spans a long time period - ~300 BCE to far in the future.

Strangely, the historical chapters (the last of which starts in 1975) were a lot more interesting to me than the final (long) future chapter, which is all about various theories of why we never hear from aliens if they exist, and how far-flung galactic "neighbors" might ever learn about each other. So it's some really cool bits of historical fiction (4 or 5 stars), with a more-or-less tedious sci-fi coda (2 stars). ( )
1 stem JohnNienart | Jul 11, 2021 |
Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. Tor, 1989.
Poul Anderson’s epic space opera, The Boat of a Million Years, was published a year and a half after Robert Heinlein died. One character listening to a friend rail against pacifism asks, “Plagiarizing Heinlein, are you?” Besides this direct homage, the novel as whole is a response to Heinlein’s Lazarus Long stories, especially Methuselah’s Children. We begin with a Phoenician sailor who seems to heal very quickly and does not age. If he loses a tooth, it grows back. He sets out on a quest to find immortals like himself. Unlike Heinlein’s Johnson family, his immortality is not the result of selective breeding but of a very unlikely cluster of genetic anomalies and mutations that do not breed true. They show up rarely in multiple cultures. They are not the racially identifiable redheads Heinlein imagined. As the title suggests, his quest takes him from prehistory to the far future. Along the way, Anderson shows us why he is a grandmaster of adventurous space opera and alternate history. He hardens the science of Heinlein’s Lazarus Long series and challenges its libertarian politics. A classic. ( )
  Tom-e | Aug 26, 2020 |
Viser 1-5 af 25 (næste | vis alle)
ingen anmeldelser | tilføj en anmeldelse

» Tilføj andre forfattere (4 mulige)

Forfatter navnRolleHvilken slags forfatterVærk?Status
Poul Andersonprimær forfatteralle udgaverberegnet
Di Fate, VincentOmslagsfotograf/tegner/...medforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Elson, PeterOmslagsfotograf/tegner/...medforfatternogle udgaverbekræftet
Du bliver nødt til at logge ind for at redigere data i Almen Viden.
For mere hjælp se Almen Viden hjælpesiden.
Kanonisk titel
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originaltitel
Alternative titler
Oprindelig udgivelsesdato
Personer/Figurer
Vigtige steder
Vigtige begivenheder
Beslægtede film
Indskrift
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
May he go forth in the sunrise boat,
May he come to port in the sunset boat,
May he go among the imperishable stars,
May he journey in the Boat of a Million Years.

—The Book of Going Forth by Daylight
(Theban recension, ca. 18th Dynasty)
Tilegnelse
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
To
G. C. and Carmen Edmondson
Salud, amor, dinero y tiempo para gustarlos.
Første ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
"To sail beyond the world—"
Citater
Sidste ord
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Oplysning om flertydighed
Forlagets redaktører
Bagsidecitater
Oplysninger fra den engelske Almen Viden Redigér teksten, så den bliver dansk.
Originalsprog
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

Henvisninger til dette værk andre steder.

Wikipedia på engelsk (1)

Others have written science fiction on the theme of immortality, but in The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson made it his own. Early in human history, certain individuals were born who live on-unaging, undying-through the centuries and millennia. This story follows them over two thousand years, up to our time and beyond-to the promise of utopia, and to the challenge of the stars. A milestone in modern science fiction and a New York Times Notable Book when first published in 1989, this is one of a great writer's finest works.

No library descriptions found.

Beskrivelse af bogen
Haiku-resume

Current Discussions

Ingen

Populære omslag

Quick Links

Vurdering

Gennemsnit: (3.44)
0.5
1 5
1.5 1
2 24
2.5 5
3 49
3.5 18
4 56
4.5 4
5 24

Er det dig?

Bliv LibraryThing-forfatter.

 

Om | Kontakt | LibraryThing.com | Brugerbetingelser/Håndtering af brugeroplysninger | Hjælp/FAQs | Blog | Butik | APIs | TinyCat | Efterladte biblioteker | Tidlige Anmeldere | Almen Viden | 202,013,570 bøger! | Topbjælke: Altid synlig