Galileo's Dream by Kim Stanley Robinson

By Kim Stanley Robinson

Kim Stanley Robinson - Galileo's Dream

At the guts of a provocative narrative that stretches from Renaissance Italy to the moons of Jupiter is the daddy of contemporary technology: Galileo Galilei. To the population of the Jovian moons, Galileo is a respected determine whose activities will impact the next background of the human race. From the summit in their far away destiny, a charismatic renegade named Ganymede travels to the previous to deliver Galileo ahead in an try and modify heritage and make sure the ascendancy of technological know-how over faith. And if that implies Galileo needs to be burned on the stake, so be it. From Galileo's heresy trial to the politics of far-future Jupiter, Kim Stanley Robinson illuminates the parallels among previous and a good extra distant future--in the method celebrating the human spirit and calling into query the handy truths of our personal second in time.

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That may be so—but will they believe it from a Protestant? " That was all the President said; but later on Lanny learned from Pro- is fessor Alston that the heads of the hierarchy had come to Washington and "talked cold turkey"; in other words, votes. 's Supreme Court reform plan. They had threatened in so many words to do it. "Mr. Roosevelt," remarked the visitor, "what you say is almost identical with what Leon Blum has told me. He carried an election on a program of domestic reforms, and is very proud of having pushed them all through.

Wise as Serpents I IN ORTHWARD up the valley of the Mohawk, Lanny began one He Hudson and into that of the of those motor trips in which he combined as a boy, and loved the enjoyed the variety of He landscapes slipping by; his subconscious mind was pervaded by the presence of nature, even while his thoughts were occupied with his personal problems or the destiny of the world. If the mood took him he might turn on the little radio in the car, a combination of inventions by which music could be brought to miUions of homes and to travelers on business with pleasure.

He had to take with them the pose of art lover and ivory-tower dweller to whom politics was a base trade, far beneath a gentleman's notice. He had to listen to the expression of the most reac- PRESIDENTIAL AGENT 38 if someone asked him a direct question: "What do you think about it, Mr. " tionary opinions, and VIII ^ What Lanny did with his father was to ask him they had in the plant; his father told for the new how model. Lanny expressed interest in were going "mating jigs" things just installed the this odd form of the reproductive process, with the result that Robbie offered to take him and show him the Next morning he was escorted through which had sprung up in a few months on latest devices.

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