And Utah 1896 England and a dying Earth in 2599
This Novel Is Probably Not As Good As Some excellent novel is probably not as good as some Grand Master Aldiss works but I A Mother and Daughter Diary of Raw Food Recipes for Beginners recommend it for the blend of horror and fantasy I chose this Brian W Aldiss story as my Halloweenead this year Yes I started it before Halloween and just finished it That s a eflection of the wee amount of eading time I have these days than it is of the book Even so the book did not wow me It should have wowed me Dracula Time travel Hadrosaurs and pterodactyls Weird alien aces A super weapon Bram Stoker being a bit creepy and weird Narrow escapes Close calls In other words there was plenty here to make for a ip oaring bit of escapist fiction Except it didn tMaybe it was the characters With the exception of Bram Stoker and a lunatic they were mostly flat That includes Dracula himselfNone of the characters ever seemed to eally eact in any plausible way to all the weird stuff happening to them They almost seemed to take in stride things that should have driven them bat shitSo while it was entertaining enough to keep me going it was ultimately a disappointmentI think I would have liked this better if Aldiss had handed the idea to Stephen King. King these scenarios is impetuous inventor Joe Bodenland who has just created a time machine that manipulates time to disperse of hazardous wast.
Brian W. Aldiss ´ 5 charactersVery InterestingIt started slow and Wordy But Slowly Built UpA but slowly built upA eadAs mentioned in previous eviews it
does ead like a screenplay More development would have been appreciated First eadread like a screenplay More development would have been appreciated First ead noted his passing I wanted to ead something by Aldiss who I hadn t ead since my youth and bought this ebook title familiar but not ead before Perhaps I could have chosen better It felt poirly constructed much older than its copyright date not in a positive sense and I couldn t say I either admired or enjoyed it I waded through it Back to my current Dickens A snippet of the eview from The Guardian Whatever else Aldiss may be predictable he is notWell it s easy to be unpredictable when your characters don t act like people when no one eacts the way a logical person eacts when the characters do what they do because that s what the plot needs them to A ghost train whisks by without any explanation obviously the next course of action is to try to board it without any preliminary investigation Let s bring the newlywed couple who are about to go on their honeymoon to this archaeological dig that they eally don t have any interest in seems easonable That newlywed couple will then spend the whol. In the barren dust of the far future the sun leaks energy the whol. In the barren dust of the far future the sun leaks energy a darkening sky and the only emaining humans are imprisoned by spectral bloodthirs. E book fighting but their fights are crazy inconsistent and they flip flop which side they e on each argument Several horrific things happen and the characters just brush it off gotta move on to the next scene Keep the plot moving guys The plot moves so uickly from scene to scene there s no opportunity for anything that happens to eally settle to have any impact and the progression makes absolutely no sense And since the
characters aren t feeling anything the eader can t either And for a story about time travel not a lot ofaren t feeling anything the eader can t either And for a story about time travel not a lot of is done with the time travel element Time may be wibbly wobbly but it s not in Aldiss s story The plot goes from A to B to C and so on M to Nback to M but not farther to N to O to P to Oto P to etc If I finish a book I usually give at least 2 stars 3 generally means this was a book that was fine But I just can t give this than 1 star The story was drab the characters were unbelievable even as cardboard cutouts there was no play with time travel fun which was the main eason I kept eading what kind of time travel doesn t include some kind of twisty element The one positive I like this world s vampire lorehistory A time travel story with s twist set in 1999 Dallas. Ty beings Back in the brilliant Utah sunlight of 1999 two ancient graves yield evidence that a species of human coexisted with the dinosaurs Lin. ,