By Bob Shaw
The Orbitsville Dyson sphere has moved—to one other universe. Jim Nicklin, a carefree technician and repairman will get stuck up in a spiritual zealot's force to shop for or construct a spaceship to flee Orbitsville fullyyt.
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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’.
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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.
Orbitsville Judgement (Orbitsville, Book 3) by Bob Shaw