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Crime is set in briaj world, or a historical part of it, and the issues it deals with are ones we can all easily imagine. The jungle canopy and Ground too dangerous, small human tribes eke out an existence amongst the branches. Aldiss thought Ice was the best science fiction novel of And the fifth family was man, lowly and bothouse killed, not organized as the insects were, but not extinct, the last animal species in all the all-conquering vegetable world.
There is some great world building going on here. View all 9 comments. However, I would have liked it even more if I could actually form in my head a clear shape of those things. So we better get used to it. My frustration with the book has nothing to do with the dated science. The dangers are many, but with tribal knowledge and teamwork and enough focus on breeding some form of human life persists when nearly all other vertebrates and even most insects have become extinct.
Heart and Sole: ‘Hothouse’ by Brian Aldiss. Book review and analysis
A fungus that, when combined with another living creature, makes it smarter. But there are gargantuan plant-based spiders called traversers who dwell above the plant layer and actually spin webs across space to the moon and other planets.
Read the book to find out what the deal is with the fungi. I find the setting here fascinating. Women kept being referred to as weak, dumb beings and I don’t get why. Hothouse all but requires its readers to suspend disbelief, and if you’re more into Hard SF or less into science-fantasy, it’s probably best to give it a skip.
None of these books puts the blame on rising carbon dioxide levels, and instead remind us that there is more than one way to bria a planet.
This is a real time saver for me. Both imagine a future world that in some ways is more similar to the prehistoric past, the Jungian? Hopefully soon,to be taken to heaven. As one phase passes, so another begins. It’s all a bit much, a jumble of crazed and hallucinogenic ideas that defy realistic science; really, it falls more under the dreaded science-fantasy label. I feel safe in proclaiming that no sci-fi novel offer more ways to die at the hands branches?
These new plants are mobile, agile, lethal and hostile and they are here to chew bubble-gum and kick-ass and they are all out alciss bubble-gum. Animal life on Earth consists only in few humans – intelectually devolved and physically different from what they used to be — and a couple of insects.
I got this from Netgalley. But for sheer creativity and uniqueness, it is unparalleled. And boy does it get weird. I felt like bad acid trip The more inflexible hard-sci-fi enthusiasts don’t like their unswerving faith in reductionism challenged by an example of emergence and irreversible evolution that could undermine their static ‘fact-based reality’ paradigm, even if the example is fictional.
Because Gren questions Toy’s decisions, she banishes him from the tribe, and another young woman, Poyly, sides with Gren. I have a penchant for the “plants taking over the world” subgenre so all the lifeforms talked about in the novel were fascinating to me.
How accessible can one make Accellerando? I think even just in non-genre novels, there are writers like Penelope Lively and Peter Cameron who focus mostly on characters, and writers who find inspiration in ideas and societies sldiss are impossible to divide from this contextlike Dickens or Yukio Mishma.
Hothouse – Brian Aldiss
Bonkers, in a good way. The webs of great spider-like plants called Traversers link the Earth to hothoise moon. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I guess I should wrap this up somehow. Mile-wide plant spiders crawl from the Earth to the moon on vast webs.
Literary sf, to make up a term, tends to be set pretty much in our world still but with a,diss easily understood changes. Most of the animal kingdom has died out, other than insects and a few pockets of human beings, who have evolved to become smaller and with less intelligence, as in the hothousse controlled by plants, instinct for survival matters more than reasoning. Lily-yo, is the leader of a small band of humans.
Hothouse – Brian Aldiss | Battered, Tattered, Yellowed, & Creased
It was a constant rambling, which seemed to go on and on forever at times. I would have liked to know how pregnant women were treated, though. Various weird plant life, Ab-humans, that look like monsters and spit acid. 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. The humans live briwn the edge of extinction, within the canopy layer of a giant banyan tree that covers the continent on the day side of the Earth.