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*Read E-pub Æ Trillions ¿ Trillions were hard, bright, tiny things which suddenly arrived, millions and millions and millions fo them, one windy day in a village called HarbourtownNo one could explain them, much less why they had suddenly arrived Were they a blessing, as their beauty suggested, or a deadly, inexplicable threat A boy with a microscope was just as likely to come up with the answer as all the acknowledged experts in any known kind of science, so somehow it seemed natural for two ordinary boys, Scott and Bem, to join forces with an ex spaceman against the frightening efforts of the ruthless General Harman to destroy the Trillions, no matter what the costThis tense and highly original book is by the author of six other exciting favourites, Space Hostages , Grinny , Time Trap , A rag, a bone and a Hank of Hair and Wheelie in the Stars Friendly Fire (Jonathan Grave bright A Necessary Evil (Sam Wyndham tiny things which suddenly arrived To Hold (The Dumont Diaries, millions and millions and millions fo them The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe one windy day in a village called HarbourtownNo one could explain them Murphys Ambush much less why they had suddenly arrived Were they a blessing Ecotarian Diet as their beauty suggested Dust Devil or a deadly Synowie Kaina, córy Lilith... Rzecz o wampirach w fantasy inexplicable threat A boy with a microscope was just as likely to come up with the answer as all the acknowledged experts in any known kind of science Follow Me to Zion so somehow it seemed natural for two ordinary boys Melancholia Scott and Bem Rozbieranie do snu to join forces with an ex spaceman against the frightening efforts of the ruthless General Harman to destroy the Trillions Yul no matter what the costThis tense and highly original book is by the author of six other exciting favourites Logoterapia Space Hostages Untamed (Long, Tall Texans Grinny Love Lyrics from the Carmina Burana Time Trap Social Media Marketing A rag Forbidden Colors a bone and a Hank of Hair and Wheelie in the Stars An old childhood favorite of mine Rereading it after such a long time is quite a trip down memory lane for me.The book still holds up, even though i perceive some elements quite different now It does lack a bit of depth, but i can fogive that. I remember this book from my childhood, I may have been 9 or thereabouts and it was given to me at school if I recall correctly My memories are very positive I gave the book a 4 on the basis of them but it turns out that I never actually read past the first 3 chapters.The first three chapters are pretty good because the idea at the heart of this book tiny crystals raining down from space and demonstrating the ability to move together and mimic things is pretty damn cool Basically this i I remember this book from my childhood, I may have been 9 or thereabouts and it was given to me at school if I recall correctly My memories are very positive I gave the book a 4 on the basis of them but it turns out that I never actually read past the first 3 chapters.The first three chapters are pretty good because the idea at the heart of this book tiny crystals raining down from space and demonstrating the ability to move together and mimic things is pretty damn cool Basically this is alien nano technology imagined in 1973.Sadly the rest of the book is deadly dull, written in the very dry style of 60 s and 70 s sci fi and all about THE IDEA rather than the characters.It turns into essentially a desiccated discussion of what the trillions are for about, set against the background of a cartoon y semi satire imagining of the global response.For no discernible reason the global response focuses on the small town where the trillions first landed it s happening everywhere though , and manifests through one cardboard general, with the government wholly absent.The characters are paper thin Four children, introduced at length, are thereafter just talking heads, with three quickly relegated to the sidelines The focus, a 13 year old boy, repeatedly and inexplicably entertains a 40 year old government advisor ex astronaut in his bedroom for remedial level theorising about the trillions.Nuclear weapons are deployed without the word radiation being used once and any contamination effects are symbolised by the dropping dead of a few birds Everyone else is fine.The ending is unexciting and unsatisfying.Basically I m giving the second star because the initial idea is great The 9 year old me made the right decision by stopping after 3 chapters Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes I am in the middle of this books so I will review when finished So fProgress report It has not improved I will probably finish, as it is a short book One problem about reviewing children s books is I am an adult The idea is fairly good for this book strange crystal creature appear everywhere on earth, the characters are only average But, no doubt, when I was 10 I woul have loved it.This was written in 1971 does show how much sf for children has improved nowadays.Finished I am reluctantl I am in the middle of this books so I will review when finished So fProgress report It has not improved I will probably finish, as it is a short book One problem about reviewing children s books is I am an adult The idea is fairly good for this book strange crystal creature appear everywhere on earth, the characters are only average But, no doubt, when I was 10 I woul have loved it.This was written in 1971 does show how much sf for children has improved nowadays.Finished I am reluctantly giving it a 2 star rating at the idea was clever and there are good bits here and there However, there are so much better Sf books out there for children. I first read this when I was 10 years old It was one of the first books I borrowed from my high school library, and the first time I was aware of reading a science fiction story I liked it enough then to go on to readof Fisk s books, and to devour the SF sections of the school and public libraries I came across it yesterday in a charity shop, and at 50c I couldn t refuse Let s see if I enjoy it as much now as I did then Hmm Best left as a fond memory, I think.