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WTF? British 14-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen

Re: WTF? British 14-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen

Postby Hairyloon » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:16 pm

Can we perhaps move the discussion of books to the book club thread?
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Re: WTF? British 14-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen

Postby atticus » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:34 pm

The works (and wise words) of Mr Heinlein are highly pertinent here.
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Re: WTF? British 14-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen

Postby 3.14 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:51 pm

atticus wrote:The works (and wise words) of Mr Heinlein are highly pertinent here.
There is a whole part of the novel that deals with the psychological issues that might affect such a person
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Re: WTF? British 14-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen

Postby shootist » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:15 pm

"The Door Into Summer" Deals interestingly with aspects of 'frozen sleep' for lack of a better term. It also has a fine tom cat, Petronius The Arbiter (Pete) by name, as a character.
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Re: WTF? British 14-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen

Postby 3.14 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:27 pm

shootist wrote:"The Door Into Summer" Deals interestingly with aspects of 'frozen sleep' for lack of a better term. It also has a fine tom cat, Petronius The Arbiter (Pete) by name, as a character.

Yes, it deals with the law that surrounds the practice as does Larry Niven
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Re: WTF? British 14-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen

Postby atticus » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:19 pm

I read some other sci fi in which people's brains were downloaded and transmitted across the universe to be uploaded into some other body. The book was rubbish.
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Re: WTF? British 14-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen

Postby 3.14 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:44 pm

Surely not Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan?
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Re: WTF? British 14-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen

Postby Smouldering Stoat » Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:55 pm

I think you'll find it's The Clue's in the Word "Fiction" by Dr Banjo Hfuhruhurr III.
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Re: WTF? British 14-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen

Postby atticus » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:36 pm

Neither. It was so bad I've forgotten, but not one of those two.
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Re: WTF? British 14-Year-Old Cryogenically Frozen

Postby shootist » Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:38 pm

It is a sad fact (IMO) that the science fiction genre seems to contain some real tripe. I think part of the trouble is that it has infinite possibilities that can easily exceed a limited imagination.

The thing I like about Heinlein is that he uses SciFi as a vehicle for provoking philosophical thought by presenting challenging ideas. His most famous is Stranger In A Strange Land, his most controversial by a mile is Farnhams's Freehold. His one failing is that his Bible Belt background interferes with his attitudes towards sex. Somehow he just can't write it. Fortunately, he doesn't try too often although there is a creditable attempt in one small part of Time Enough For Love. He would be thought a little too right wing for the delicate sensibilities of most of the members of this forum although 'Jerry Was A Man', the tale of a legal battle to give a genetically modified chimpanzee human rights might appeal. At least he does give background and supporting argument to his thoughts.
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