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Fury af Henry Kuttner
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Fury (original 1947; udgave 1990)

af Henry Kuttner (Forfatter), James Gunn (Introduktion), David R. Deitrick (Illustrator)

Serier: Keeps (2)

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Beneath the rolling seas and deadly atmosphere of Venus are the Keeps-fully enclosed cities that house descendants of the survivors who first harbored atomic energy to escape a dying earth. In massive superstructures built beneath the Venusian seas, a complex feudal society devoted simply to decadence has evolved. Presiding over that society are Immortals-genetic throwbacks to the mutant atomic survivors. While the society is stable, the stability will only lead to its destruction, and the harsh environment outside the Keeps is malevolent and encroaching. Born into it all is Sam Harker, son of an Immortal and the object of his father's disdain after his mother perished during childbirth. Sam is subjected to treatments which stunt his growth and leave him hairless, and he is exiled from the society of the Immortals and set on the tumultuous path of a rebel's life-one inspired by hatred and a desire for vengeance on the society. Sam's search for revenge and his great abilities make him more powerful than the more decadent residents of the Keeps ... and perhaps even more powerful than the Immortals themselves. He seeks mass appeal as a politician in a campaign that assaults society. It is not until everything is destroyed-that is, in the aftermath of destruction-that the reclamation of human destiny is even a remote possibility.… (mere)
Medlem:Neil_Luvs_Books
Titel:Fury
Forfattere:Henry Kuttner (Forfatter)
Andre forfattere:James Gunn (Introduktion), David R. Deitrick (Illustrator)
Info:The Easton Press (1990), Edition: Collector's Edition
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek, Skal læses, Masterpieces of Science Fiction
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Nøgleord:science fiction

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Fury af Henry Kuttner (1947)

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Classic SF from '47. It isn't bad and it has a solid plot thread and a very streamlined theme, from breaking off the yoke of immortals only to realize you are one, to founding a rebellion allowing all the people to earn their own immortality and a place in the sun. (On Venus, nonetheless.)

I don't have any outright complaints about this tale. No embarrassing idiocies and I can tolerate a climate-controlled venus just fine when it's in service to a decent tale.

However, all in all, it's just too simple for my taste. It's pretty much golden age pulp fiction designed for people hankering for adventure. Throw in a smattering of telepathy, the prejudice that might come from immortals, and a somewhat exotic location, and it's a pretty classic SF theme. Simple.

Get the rebellion on. Forward the Fury!

Like I said, no complaints, but no great accolades, either. ( )
  bradleyhorner | Jun 1, 2020 |
Starting in 1936 Kuttner was one of the more prolific SF writers of the early 20th century. He married author C. L. Moore and afterwards most of his published works were to some extent joint efforts – it is said that each could pick up and smoothly continue any story started by the other. They became part of John W Campbell Jr's stable of writers, working for Astounding Science-Fiction. They frequently used the pseudonyms of Lewis Padgett and Lawrence O'Donnel. Each had successful solo careers but most of the work under his name was 50% by Moore. After his death she went on to write for television. For me, his and their best works are the wonderful short stories.

Fury is considered one of his/their more memorable novels. It is epic in nature and follows the major character's struggle over decades. It reminded me a little of "The Stars My Destination" by Alfred Bester but it is not as good. ( )
1 stem ikeman100 | Jul 20, 2019 |
Those gold coloured covers of the Gollancz SF series proved irresistible to me as I haunted the local libraries when I was in my teens; their simple design made them leap out from the shelves. This edition was published in 2000 exactly 50 years after its first publication and the simple design looks even more pared down to how I remember them.

I don’t remember having read Fury before, but if I had read it way back then, I know I would have enjoyed it. The story line is a good one; no hard science fiction to confuse an already failed physics student, but plenty of good characterisation and imagination to delight an avid reader of science fiction. The story is set in a future where the human race has destroyed earth through atomic warfare and the survivors have fled to Venus and built impervious domes on the floor of the Venusian ocean. Selective breeding has produced a race of immortals who control the day to day lives of the vast majority of people who have a short term existence. Life in the domes (keeps) is peaceful but people are by nature inward looking and there is widespread use of narcotics. There has been a previous attempt to establish a colony on the Venusian land mass but an extremely hostile environment and hostilities amongst the colonists has driven the pioneers back to the keeps where they seem to be content to dream away their lives. Sam Reed bursts onto the scene a genetically altered immortal, unaware of his parentage or immortality looking to break through the somnambulistic existence and wrest the power away from the immortals.

One of the key themes throughout the book is living with and living without immortality; actually the people here who are called immortals live for about 1000 years, but during that time they can attain a certain amount of wisdom that puts them at a distinct advantage over the shorter term lifespan people. They become the social and political leaders living in enclaves separated largely from the rest of the population. Time is always on their side in as much as they can more easily endure difficult periods knowing that they will have plenty of life span to enjoy the good times when they come round again, however they cannot see a certain moribundity to their thinking and slowly the human race is loosing its energy, its vitality. Sam Reed changes all that, having to endure a difficult upbringing where he has to rely on becoming streetwise to survive. He is a man unafraid of taking risks, unscrupulous to a fault, he sees the colonisation of the land mass as his way forward and the main thrust of the book is his battle with the immortals to lead a revolution from the keeps. There is plenty of adventure and skullduggery to keep the pages turning, along with the contrast between the drug infused life style of the immortals and the adventures of the new pioneers.

Henry Kuttner collaborated with his wife L. C. Moore on many of his novels and perhaps this is why they tend to be more literate, and have better developed characters than many of the books in the genre at the time: certainly the female characters have more of a part to play. A good read for science fiction lovers even today and so 3.5 stars. ( )
1 stem baswood | Aug 2, 2017 |
[later re-issued under the title DESTINATION INFINITY]
  bookstopshere | Jan 26, 2016 |
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Il libro contiene il romanzo breve (short story) dello stesso autore: Scontro nella notte
(Clash by Night) del 1943.
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Beneath the rolling seas and deadly atmosphere of Venus are the Keeps-fully enclosed cities that house descendants of the survivors who first harbored atomic energy to escape a dying earth. In massive superstructures built beneath the Venusian seas, a complex feudal society devoted simply to decadence has evolved. Presiding over that society are Immortals-genetic throwbacks to the mutant atomic survivors. While the society is stable, the stability will only lead to its destruction, and the harsh environment outside the Keeps is malevolent and encroaching. Born into it all is Sam Harker, son of an Immortal and the object of his father's disdain after his mother perished during childbirth. Sam is subjected to treatments which stunt his growth and leave him hairless, and he is exiled from the society of the Immortals and set on the tumultuous path of a rebel's life-one inspired by hatred and a desire for vengeance on the society. Sam's search for revenge and his great abilities make him more powerful than the more decadent residents of the Keeps ... and perhaps even more powerful than the Immortals themselves. He seeks mass appeal as a politician in a campaign that assaults society. It is not until everything is destroyed-that is, in the aftermath of destruction-that the reclamation of human destiny is even a remote possibility.

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