By Piers Anthony
Chthon was once Piers Anthony's first released novel in 1967, written over the process seven years. He begun it whilst he used to be within the US military, so it has a protracted legal series that's equivalent to that have, being darkish and grim. It positive factors Aton 5, an area guy who commits the crime of falling in love with the damaging, attractive Minionette and is for that reason condemned to dying within the subterranean legal of Chthon. It makes use of flashbacks to teach how he got here to understand the Minionette, and flash-forwards to teach how he handled her after his break out from felony. the writer regards this as probably the main intricately dependent novel the technological know-how delusion style has noticeable. It used to be a contender for awards, yet now not a winner.
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Aligned with the alien emissary, the US government is portrayed as beyond what the alien describes as the ‘petty squabbles’ and ‘childish jealousies and suspicions’ of the Earth, but, equally, as powerless in this situation. Thwarted in his attempts to meet world leaders, Klaatu decides to break free from the confines of the hospital room in which he has been placed and, masquerading as a human being, wanders among the people of the city in order to ‘become familiar with the basis of (their) strange unreasoning attitudes’.
A: Let me give you two of several responses that I have to that. One is simply this . . if a short story is taken to be blown up into a blockbuster film then it’s not very likely to be faithful to the story. Why should it be? In any case there is 23 SCIENCE FICTION CINEMA always the difficulty of the translation from the written medium into film. It’s no good expecting that they’re just going to film your story. They use it as a basis and that’s fine. When I wrote the story in 1969, at that time computers were fairly new and there were theories propagated by many people that our dreams were like a computer downloading the day’s events.
Steven Spielberg, 2001] is based upon? A: I’ve been forced of course by the unexpected event of the film to reconsider the story. C: How do you feel about the film? A: Let me give you two of several responses that I have to that. One is simply this . . if a short story is taken to be blown up into a blockbuster film then it’s not very likely to be faithful to the story. Why should it be? In any case there is 23 SCIENCE FICTION CINEMA always the difficulty of the translation from the written medium into film.
Chthon (Aton, Book 1) by Piers Anthony