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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand (udgave 2004)

af Samuel R. Delany (Forfatter), Carl Freedman (Forord)

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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a science fiction masterpiece, an essay on the inexplicability of sexual attractiveness, and an examination of interstellar politics among far-flung worlds. First published in 1984, the novel's central issues--technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism--have only become more pressing with the passage of time. The novel's topic is information itself: What are the repercussions, once it has been made public, that two individuals have been found to be each other's perfect erotic object out to "point nine-nine-nine and several nines percent more"? What will it do to the individuals involved, to the city they inhabit, to their geosector, to their entire world society, especially when one is an illiterate worker, the sole survivor of a world destroyed by "cultural fugue," and the other is--you!… (mere)
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Titel:Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand
Forfattere:Samuel R. Delany (Forfatter)
Andre forfattere:Carl Freedman (Forord)
Info:Wesleyan University Press (2004), Edition: 20th, 376 pages
Samlinger:Dit bibliotek
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Nøgleord:Science fiction

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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand af Samuel R. Delany

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  ejmw | Aug 4, 2021 |
In general I do not trust reviews because the taste of the reviewer might be completely different to mine. But because this book had quite a lot of positive reviews and I wanted to read something Science Fiction I read it.

Complex for the sake of complexity. Boring, utter boring. 90% of the book is pretty much useless writing. There is no story, no progress, just nothing.

The prologue is very interesting and I thought, well that will be a good read, but I was utter wrong. Once the main story starts it is just one long ride downhill. There is a middle part that moves some aspect of a story and the end has a bit if interest, but in general this book is utter boring crap.

If there is one thing I will take away from this book it is that in the future sex is something you do between tasks you need to do. Like getting home quickly, there is always time for a shag.

At the end I just link to this review which describes this book very well: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/96780273?book_show_action=true&page=1 ( )
  gullevek | Dec 15, 2020 |
oh my god ( )
2 stem theodoram | Apr 7, 2020 |
Very clever: default term for people is 'women' and the related pronouns are feminine, subscripts for certain terms like 'job', creatures with multiple tongues say multiple things at the same time; but some ideas are too clever for me to understand, and I just wanted to get to the end of the book to see if anything was concluded or happened. And then I see that the novel is half of a diptych, with the second half never published. (There is a quote, as if it were a common expression on Velm millenia in the future from "Hello, Young Lovers" from The King and I.)

A quote I liked:

"stupidity: a process, not a state. A human being takes in far more information than he or she can put out. 'Stupidity' is a process or strategy by which a human, in response to social denigration of the information she or he puts out, commits him or herself to taking in no more information than she or he can put out. (Not to be confused with ignorance, or lack of data.) Since such a situation is impossible to achieve because of the nature of mind/perception itself in relation to the functioning body, a continuing downward spiral of functionality and/or informative dis-semination results," and he understood why! "The process, however, can be reversed," .... [p. 31]

As I understand the first few sentences, stupidity is a behavior imposed on you by others who do fairly listen to you. Not sure I get the rest.

Another quote:
"The greatest rudeness on my home world---in our particular geosector of it, at any rate, among the particular people we associate with, from our particular range of acquaintances in 17---is to act in such a way as to compel rudeness from others." [p. 311] ( )
  raizel | Apr 1, 2019 |
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2306167.html

This is quite a long book, which ends without an ending, promising a second half of the story which has never appeared (and now that we are thirty years on probably shouldn't); there's lush and intense description, innovative use of pronouns (as in this year's top nominee Ancillary Justice, slavery, brain damage and a fair bit of bloke-on-bloke sex. The far future environment is rather reminiscent of the Culture, though of course the inspiration if any must be the other way round. Not a super fun read, but glad to have absorbed it and let it sink in. ( )
  nwhyte | Jun 9, 2014 |
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Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand is a science fiction masterpiece, an essay on the inexplicability of sexual attractiveness, and an examination of interstellar politics among far-flung worlds. First published in 1984, the novel's central issues--technology, globalization, gender, sexuality, and multiculturalism--have only become more pressing with the passage of time. The novel's topic is information itself: What are the repercussions, once it has been made public, that two individuals have been found to be each other's perfect erotic object out to "point nine-nine-nine and several nines percent more"? What will it do to the individuals involved, to the city they inhabit, to their geosector, to their entire world society, especially when one is an illiterate worker, the sole survivor of a world destroyed by "cultural fugue," and the other is--you!

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