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Notify me of new posts via hothouxe. Slan Van Vogt, A. Choices never easy, the conclusion of the novel wraps up things in surprisingly affecting fashion given the light tone that permeates the story. I very much enjoyed it, though I can understand why others might not. The main characters are continuously fleeing from one crisis to the next, and never have the upper hand.

And for me that holds open a hthouse promise of creativity – for what art will be created when people come from the land of the Banyan tree to the north sea islands with their soft and dismal drizzle, fried fish and steak and kidney pudding?

Nothing about the world described makes any logical sense. In fact I think it is the best novel I hoyhouse in From the beginning pages, the world, hothouwe interesting, isn’t as understandably descriptive as I needed it to be. Aldiss was inspired by a visit to the Calcutta Botanical Gardens, where he saw the so-called Great Banyana single tree that has set down new roots and expanded to cover some four acres.


No, it’s more of an insidious and constant flow of: He certainly wants to be.

As you can see from the aldkss and from Aldiss’s original commentary in ‘ Nature ‘ we both believe that humans find themselves effectively alone in the universe because of the unfathomably short time span during which we have been capable of interstellar communication using radio signals and the vast distances to other similar, putatively short-lived civilizations.

View all 31 comments. Monsters being able to transverse from Earth to the Moon through cables is just about the most ludicrous thing I have heard in a long time. I guess it could also be called a parasite. My biggest complaint is that what I was lead to believe was a key point early on in the novel was only briefly revisited in the last few pages — a couple of paragraphs!

Hothouse (1962), by Brian Aldiss

Leader Lily-yo opts to disband her tribe and travel “Up,” the adults tying themselves to a traverser’s web. Sep 10, A. Real insight into the relativity of human nature, the final page makes the book worth the while. Ubik Dick, Philip K. But, I didn’t follow my own rules of doing things and thus originally gothouse it a 2, and reviewed it in full. It develops a great and exciting story.

Science fiction is I gues I found this really hard to rate. Briam kept being referred to as weak, dumb beings and I don’t get why. Is that high praise? I felt there is more than instincts to them, more complexity.


Speculiction Review of “Hothouse” by Brian Aldiss

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Galaxy reviewer Floyd C. Hugo Award for Best Short Story — I was fully prepared to assume it would be outdated and skimpy on the characters, but what I actually got was a thought-provoking tale that was so heavy on the worldbuilding that the worldbuilding was more like three or four characters in its own right.

Above it all, a spider-like breed of traversers sling webs back and forth to the immobile moon: And then I have this thing where if I am reading about a world utterly different from ours, I don’t want to be reading analogies to what is in my world.

I almost want to be there, except I don’t fancy my chances in that environment, certainly I would like to see it portrayed in a decent movie.

Man has d evolved into brina fairy-like versions of ourselves, originally without wings, very light on their feet, with climbing skills that would put most orangutans, spider monkeys, and lemurs to shame. Both imagine a future world that in some ways is more similar to the prehistoric past, the Jungian?

May 15, Sara J. They had no idea what their destination was.