La nave estelar [Brian ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. coleccion Clasicos Nebulae nº 14, 1ª edicion febrero , traduccion. : Clasicos Nebulae numero La nave estelar: Autor/es: Brian W. Aldiss Editorial: Edhasa. Coleccion. Fecha Edicion: primera edicion. Brian Aldiss – la nave estelar. Mind-Blowing Spaceships from s British Mind-Blowing Spaceships from British Paperbacks: “Equator” by Brian Aldiss.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try brjan. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — La nave estelar by Brian W. La nave estelar by Brian W. La humanidad viaja encerrada en una nave inmensa que ha perdido el rumbo y navega sin control.

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It is a story about a generation starship, that is the term. In este,ar generation starship the crew have to reproduce themselves and maintain the ship for several centuries, before they get to the desired planet, and of course that is enough time for some things to estelat awry, such as running out of Marmite. I imagine you hardly get any novels where a generation starship works perfectly okay and returns to Earth with no incident. There are starship troopers in this book, sort of, but they are nothing like Sarah Brightman.

I love Brian Aldiss, if he was a rock group he would be The Kinks, very English and kind of off at a tangent most of the time, and very melodic. At this time of his writing careerit must be admitted, however, that his ear for dialogue, especially in the action scenes, was not yet perfected. Here are some of my favourite lines: Proslambanomenos I confess Aldss had to look esteelar up. In fact at first I thought ,a were typos. The lowest note in Ancient Greek music.

View all 7 comments. Heinleinove novele Universe S obzirom na to da je roman izdan Ali kako je ovo prijevod revidiranog izdanja iz Kada se sve zbroji i oduzme: My review of the book: Non-Stop by Brian W. As ever, I’m not going to provide nace summary of the story itself, rather this review will highlight some of the themes and aspects of the book which stood out for me personally. Firstly, to understand the early weird chapters of the novel the reader has to have an understanding of the context in which the story is set.

The first generation have first-hand experience of Earth, the last generation will never see Earth and will only know their destination; all the generations in between will only ever know the starship. For them, the confines of the starship is their world.

However, in Non-Stop the starship has had been involved in an accident and is now flying uncontrolled through space. Also, due to the extended length of time involved on the journey certain creatures have had the opportunity to evolve with a higher level of intelligence.

The sociological situation of one of the alriss, the Greens, was particularly interesting. Each day is about survival and clearing away the vegetation which invades their life. They have little or no time to contemplate the past or future.

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They spend their time existing in the present. The habits, routines and social structures they have created reflect the environment they find themselves in and allow them to organise their lives in a way which maintains a degree of stability, reason and contentment. However, they are ruthless: They kill their offspring if they have mutations and detachment from parents is conditioned from an early age.


The reason for this is not made clear but the religion they have adopted has roots in Freudian psychology. Roy Complain the main protagonist in the story harbours thoughts about an aodiss way of life; an existential yearning to understand the world and his place in it. These desires are realised when Marapper a priest who sermonized about individual self-preservation, gives him the chance to try to get to the control room, to pass through the almost legendary section of the ship called the Forwards and to possibly try to meet the Captain; the person who is in control of the whole ship.

The journey questions his beliefs, his worldview, why he exists and who he can rely on and trust. mave

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I believe that the book is trying to say the following; we blindly accept our small piece of mave world with little awareness of what is happening elsewhere. Esgelar create structures and routines to allow us to live as comfortably as possible, including implementing activities which condition social normscertain worldviews and even the repression of certain thoughts and ideologies.

However, in reality this person doesn’t exist and making a journey to realise this is actually more important in terms of self discovery. This was Aldiss’ first novel. It’s a cool concept.

They have this strange defeatist non-religion sorta based on the foundations of psychoanalysis Freud and such. The main character, Roy Complain, goes on a quest to find meaning in his life and discovers both the history of his ‘world’ and the reality of it. Thi Estelzr was Aldiss’ first novel.

Then there’s this race of almost sentient rats that developed, which I thought were going to be really important but then were just kinda forgotten.

Sadly, the overall effect was just not that great. Jolly old romp around in a lost spaceship where everything’s gone to pot. Of course this plot has been flogged to death since then and the twists are comfortably predictable, but it was fresh when Brian did it back in the mid 50s and he did it pretty well. It was an okay book. I am not sure I would call it a ‘masterpiece’, but what do I know. It did strongly remind me of Heinlein’s Orphans of the Sky in that it involves a multi-generational starship where “something happens” that decimates the crew and the survivors form various societies [for lack of a better word], religions, estelxr trappings of civilization, culminating in some kind of deadly struggle for control of “the World” [ship].

You have bbrian smaller rag-tag It was an okay book. You have the smaller rag-tag mix of survivors from different groups banding together for survival, blah, blah, blah. Actually, in some respects naev was “better” than Heinlein’s story while in other respects it was not-so-good. Apparently in the edition I read, the author had made some minor changes and updated the story so that it would not seem ‘as dated’ to the modern reader. I never read the “original” story, so I would never have known he had made any kind of changes or edits [“improvements”] to the story.

The “dumbest” brain of the story for me view spoiler [involved the sentient rats mentally controlling other animals and trying to communicate with humans. I can see why the Earth scientists were trying to eradicate the beasts; one would not want “super-intelligent” rats to make it to Earth and breed; they would no doubt “take over” or cause all sorts of problems on Earth once they arrived.

The creatures just beggared the imagination for me; not sure why, but they did. It was like, the humans were devolving into ‘something worse’ while the rats were evolving into ‘something “better” than they were before’, and I am not sure how believable it was for me. I suppose if the author had said that experiments were being performed on the rats and other animals to try and make the somehow ‘smarter’ or ‘more intelligent’ and it was a byproduct, it would have been more “believable” to me [which is a funny thing to say, I suppose, considering the premise of the story itself hahahah] hide spoiler ].


They are genetically damaged to the point brisn becoming a new race in order to survive, and the alien protein would wreak havoc once it arrived on Earth. I realize the ending was supposed to be one of “hope”, but I think it was actually a sad ending, with Laur’s ignorance [lack of understanding or comprehension] of the depths of the problem facing her, Complain, and the other survivors onboard the ship.

Estelr I had momentarily forgotten that babies from the ship had been taken to Earth and managed to survive, but it sounds like they still died after twenty years of age.

I guess what could happen is that all of the altered humans are taken off the various decks floating in orbit, and then the animals are killed as the decks are opened up to the vacuum of space to get rid of any pestilence the mutated rats could cause. I thought it was pretty crazy how the ship’s inhabitants’ life cycle had been sped up so that it was four times as fast as a normal lifespan on Earth, and how nobody onboard the ship was above five feet tall.

I thought that was a clever idea, and it fully explained why “normal” humans looked like giants [most humans are now six feet or taller, apparently, and it is hard to find any humans short enough to live amongst the Ship Dwellers as fellow inhabitants].

Some of these revelations do not come until much later in the book, but it was still an interesting “Journey” that five members of one of the “Lower Decks” make to navve and find the mythical “control room” so they can take command of the ship and their future. I was wondering about the plethora of vegetation that had “taken over” the various decks of the ship; that was pretty nuts! I was also “saddened” to read about how any kind of information sources [i.

A very bizarre [yet somewhat believable] religion has formed onboard the ship, replacing Christianity and any other religions that might have been a part of the original crew. No negative emotions are held back; only positive thoughts and emotions are held in check. It was an odd religion; in the context of the story it was somewhat believable [especially as the crew felt that their respective god s had turned away from the crew and left the crew to a fate of suffering and death]. Este,ar suffering was multi-generational, which further cemented the negative religious beliefs.

Multiple parts of the ship had been destroyed because of the ignorance of the original crews’ descendants.

Upon arriving aldss the Sol System, humans had put it in orbit around the Earth in hopes of one day bringing the survivors down to the Earth’s surface so they could live. Of course, a massive battle causes the ship to break up into smaller parts at the end of the book, thereby forcing the hand of the humans from Earth to decide what they are going to do with their genetically-altered “cousins” in orbit. I thought it was ‘sad’ how the ship’s crew viewed the humans as “Giants” and “Outsiders”, worthy only of being hunted and killed, when the Earth scientists and mechanics were trying to preserve their lives by maintaining the ship until a cure could be found for the crew.

The author alddiss a nice job with describing this; granted, I found myself siding with the people nage Earth over the descendants of the ships crew.

I think I might go ahead and re read Orphans of the Sky as a comparison aaldiss this one. The last time I read Heinlein’s book, I really disliked it [I think because it ruined my nostalgic memories from reading it in my youth hahahah]. It might be interesting to compare the two books.