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This was the first SF book I ever read, 30 years ago when I was about 15 It hooked me on the genre. @Download Book ò Conscience Interplanetary (Doubleday science fiction) Õ Armed with the required five master s degrees, among other outstanding accomplishments, the members of the elite Practical Philosopher Corps are a handful of galactictic roamers trained to detect life on the hundreds of newly colonized planets The PP Corps members wander the universe looking for habitable planets for humanity but first searching t horoughly for native intelligent life, in which case humanity must give that planet a pass Set in the st century, Conscience Odegaard travels from world to world, crisis to crisis, resolving problems that others cannot ¡El poder de los dioses egipcios! (Miraculous [Prodigiosa Ladybug]. Cómic) among other outstanding accomplishments Ultramar the members of the elite Practical Philosopher Corps are a handful of galactictic roamers trained to detect life on the hundreds of newly colonized planets The PP Corps members wander the universe looking for habitable planets for humanity but first searching t horoughly for native intelligent life Todo lo que debes saber sobre el vino para impresionar en la mesa a tus amigos in which case humanity must give that planet a pass Set in the st century Nacidos para correr: La historia de una tribu oculta, un grupo de superatletas y la mayor carrera de la historia Conscience Odegaard travels from world to world Travels crisis to crisis Cooking From Above - Italian resolving problems that others cannot Catching up on my old enthusiasm for science fiction This book is by now a classic It portrays the professional life of an evaluator of societies for that thing called intelligence Speculative exobiology has always been of interest to me While I ve never been interested in vast conspiracy theories, I ll have to admit that many small scale conpiracies seem to be common I recommend beginning this book to get a flavor of the plot then, if you don t like it, put it down. Very dated work of juvenile science fiction I disliked the loosely jointed, episodic stories that make up the novel proper, and the occasional bouts of late 60s, early 70s, slang were particularly jarring and bounced me out of the narrative every time.The story concept wasn t terribly bad, but there are a lot better works of this sort of exploratory SF available Recommend James Alan Gardner, Ursula Le Guin, Sylvia Louise Engdahl instead.Maybe one and half stars. Un romanzo con un eroe tutto d un pezzo come si usava una volta Ci sono idee chiaramente d atmosfera Campbelliana, e alla base c anche lo spirito di Star trek degli anni 60 L dea di un corpo di Filosofi Ambientali in giro per le stelle a salvare specie protointelligenti dallo sfruttamento dell umanit non male C una buona componente scientifica di tipo biologico, e ovviamente il complotto sotterraneo che porta il protagonista a sfide sempre maggiori Nel complesso una lettura diverte Un romanzo con un eroe tutto d un pezzo come si usava una volta Ci sono idee chiaramente d atmosfera Campbelliana, e alla base c anche lo spirito di Star trek degli anni 60 L dea di un corpo di Filosofi Ambientali in giro per le stelle a salvare specie protointelligenti dallo sfruttamento dell umanit non male C una buona componente scientifica di tipo biologico, e ovviamente il complotto sotterraneo che porta il protagonista a sfide sempre maggiori Nel complesso una lettura divertente anche se non eccezionale 1980 grade B Many works of now classic sci fi are actually collections of short stories, edited together to novel length I, Robot is probably the best known example In that example, Isaac Asimov allowed his stories to retain their autonomy, weaving them together with a simple wraparound story that connected them to a common character without getting in the way of the original narrative Joseph Green would have been well advised to follow such a model, but unfortunately, even had he done so, this would st Many works of now classic sci fi are actually collections of short stories, edited together to novel length I, Robot is probably the best known example In that example, Isaac Asimov allowed his stories to retain their autonomy, weaving them together with a simple wraparound story that connected them to a common character without getting in the way of the original narrative Joseph Green would have been well advised to follow such a model, but unfortunately, even had he done so, this would still be an inferior book in comparison.What Green has done here instead is try to camouflage the individual stories and pretend to be presenting a unified narrative It probably helps that the hero of each story is the same person, satisfying the fans of single point of view novels, but in fact the stories decidedly do not work together well as a novel There is no building of a single over arching quest for the hero to work through, and when Green tries to tie it all together in the concluding chapters which I believe were never published as a single story , it simply comes across as contrived It also appears to me that he loses the thread of what he was interested in to begin with.Looked at as separate stories, the writing is still not up to Asimov s level, but some of the stories are still pretty good What seems to have interested Green at the outset and what he s best at is contemplating the exobiological possibilities of life on other planets, and how they might demonstrate intelligence in ways very different to human beings The main character is a Conscience, which is to say a human being who examines worlds under consideration for colonization, declaring them off limits if any intelligent life is discovered, so there s good opportunity for Green to imagine extraterrestrial ecologies He does this unevenly, but when he s good, he s very good, as in the case of the silicon based lifeform whose underground roots span an entire planet I was generally able to figure out within a couple of pages whether a given lifeform would be declared intelligent, but I still enjoyed watching the narrator work it out for himself.Green had formerly worked at NASA, so had been exposed to scientific activity, though so far as I can tell he wasn t a scientist himself wikipedia says he was in charge of writing brochures for the public I was a bit disappointed in his willingness to stray from science in order to move his narrative for example it turns out, in his Universe, that Einstein was wrong about the speed of light and people can travel as fast as they want without lurching forward in time or mucking about in hyperspace as Douglas Adams put it I was hoping for something a bit closer to hard s f, but alas that was not to be.The other thing that annoyed me was the very Cold War feeling division of humanity between two factions, one obviously Wrong and one obviously Right In fairness, the Right side the Consciences and their allies are basically liberals and believers in the brotherhood of sentient life, but again this came across as contrived It seemed to me that where Green was very good at thinking about alien life, he was decidedly unimaginative when thinking about the Earth, and that only got worse as the stories progressed to the final climax I think Green, who was writing during the days of Watergate, was responding to the extreme partisanship of his age, which unfortunately may be a part of the book that will ring true for future generations One frequent complaint that I ve read about this book was that the stories are disjointed and disconnected The reason for this is that the novel is a fix up of four previous stories written from 1965 to 1971.The premise is that there is an organization, the Practical Philosopher Corp the members of which travel to various planets to determine if the life forms on a newly discovered are intelligent If so then the planet is considered off limits, much to the chagrin of many expansionists call One frequent complaint that I ve read about this book was that the stories are disjointed and disconnected The reason for this is that the novel is a fix up of four previous stories written from 1965 to 1971.The premise is that there is an organization, the Practical Philosopher Corp the members of which travel to various planets to determine if the life forms on a newly discovered are intelligent If so then the planet is considered off limits, much to the chagrin of many expansionists called the New Romans who regard colonizing the universe as mankind s manifest destiny Not a bad concept, I just felt the concept could have been explored a lotThe ecology of some of the aliens were quite interesting, especially the Cryer of Crystal But how hard can it be to determine if a life form is intelligent, if when it meets you it begins to have a conversation with you The last story in the group was probably the most disjointed and attempted to bring in a conspiracy element to the series which I didn t really care for Some of the writing is dated, kind of unavoidable in science fiction In a lot of cases our actual science surpasses the speculative science in the fiction The hero is a bit of ladies man, which is understandable when you consider that these were written in the late 60 s, early 70 s.It was an okay book, not bad, certainly not great, just good