A Árvore da Saliva

A rvore da Saliva Brian Aldiss marked the centenary year of H G Wells birth with this ingenious novella combining comedy terror and intriguingly late nineteenth century period charm In a sleepy East Anglian town we

  • Title: A Árvore da Saliva
  • Author: Brian W. Aldiss Alexandra Santos Tavares
  • ISBN: 9723816660
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Brian Aldiss marked the centenary year of H G Wells birth with this ingenious novella combining comedy, terror and, intriguingly, late nineteenth century period charm In a sleepy East Anglian town we meet Bruce Fox and Gregory Rolles two young men who have sworn to Think Large in order to distinguish themselves from the masses of Cottersall When a meteor lands in theBrian Aldiss marked the centenary year of H G Wells birth with this ingenious novella combining comedy, terror and, intriguingly, late nineteenth century period charm In a sleepy East Anglian town we meet Bruce Fox and Gregory Rolles two young men who have sworn to Think Large in order to distinguish themselves from the masses of Cottersall When a meteor lands in the pond of a local farm, Gregory seeks the advice of Mr Wells Nine short stories complete the collection, including the highly autobiographical Girl and Robot With Flowers , which was taken up as a seminal story demarcating the new SF from the old.

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    1. The Saliva Tree Danger: Religion! The Source The Lonely Habit A Pleasure Shared One Role With RelishLegends of Smith's BurstThe Day of the Doomed King Paternal Care The Girl and the Robot with Flowers

    2. This was the book that kindled my life-long passion for the genre.Setting: small dusty provinical library, 15 year old girl who was an avid reader from age 3 (seriously), in possession of 6 adult library cards (3 mine, 3 my mother's), that had to be begged for with Special Permission. I'd read every children's book in the place and adult cards were only issued at age 18. I was in a supernatural story phase, and this was sitting next to a Paul Gallico, in the short story shelf. Thinking it was gh [...]

    3. -En mi opinión, homenaje a la Ciencia-Ficción y algunos de sus autores de principio a fin.-Género. Relatos.Lo que nos cuenta. Recopilación de diez relatos del autor, incluyendo al que da nombre a la recopilación, conocido y premiado, que tocan temas tan diferentes como la creación literaria y el estado vital, realidades paralelas, la visión de sí mismo y de sus crímenes de un asesino y lo que es más importante para la Humanidad para unos y para otros, entre otros temas.¿Quiere saber m [...]

    4. För att vara en såpass mångbottnad och tydlig berättelse, är Salivträdet förvånansvärt dåligt skriven. De många bottnarna är övertydliga, ramberättelsen fånig och den enda karaktär som är verkligt intressant passerar revy i form av en bifigur. Ja, jag menar hjältens kärleks pappa, bonden Grendon. Det är i hans damm rymdvarelserna landar och det är hans gård (och familj) som råkar ut för alla otäckheter och det är hans sätt att handskas med det som väcker i princip det [...]

    5. Es un libro con altibajos. Cuentos buenos, cuentos regulates, cuentos largos y tediosos. Tiene de todo. La narracion cumple, pero no va mas alla de lo esperado.Es un libro mas del genero, pero, tiene sus momentos memorables. Lo recomendaria para pasar un rato sin muchas pretenciones.Cuentos recomendados:*Peligro: Religion: El cuento que mas disfrute. Tiene una buena premisa.*Leyendas de la constelacion smith: Entretenido y bien narrado. Nada de rodeos*El dia fatidico: Me gustan los finales ironi [...]

    6. Tendo em conta que foi criada como parte da comemoração do centenário do nascimento de de H.G. Wells não é de admirar que o primeiro conto desta mini-antologia, “A Árvores da Saliva”, seja uma versão light com um twist extraterrestre de “The Food Of The Goods”. Tanto como homenagem, como por si só, é um bom conto, com uma premissa interessante e bem exposta (coisa que nem sempre Aldiss consegue). Melhor seria se o meteorito fosse a única coisa a cair do céu na narrativa…Falo [...]

    7. 4 stars from Jesse, read the full review at FANTASY LITERATUREDisclaimer: just so you know, some of the books we review are received free from publishersIn 1966, with the 100th anniversary of H.G. Wells’ birthday approaching, Brian W. Aldiss wrote a story in tribute of one of, if not, the genre’s grandfather. The resulting novella, The Saliva Tree, distills elements of The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds into a suspenseful horror story that has just the socio-political agenda ‘grand [...]

    8. This short novella is an uncredited remake of HP Lovecraft's "The Colour out of Space," reset in 1890s England. An alien spaceship lands in a pond on an English farm and invisible aliens spread fertilizer (the saliva of the title) over the nearby land, prompting a bloom of enormous but corrupt plants, vegetables and animals. Unlike the gaseous entity in "Colour," however, the aliens here are very physical, liquefying and eating the guts of their fattened prey, and ultimately being revealed as(vi [...]

    9. An eclectic and brilliant collection of short stories from Aldiss. The longest of them, the title story, was written to celebrate the centenary of the birth of H. G. Wells, and does the job admirably. It feels like a Wells story, but with added depths of horror (cleverly done, the implications will haunt you) that add a dimension the Edwardian author never quite achieved. The second longest tale, LEGENDS OF SMITH’S BURST is also a terrifically entertaining yarn, with the author’s imagination [...]

    10. nhwvejournal/314018ml[return][return]Actually a collection, including the title story which shared a Nebula with Zelazny's "He Who Shapes" (later expanded to The Dream Master). Several of the stories are non-sf - two about serial killers, which slightly surprised me, and one about the death of the medieval Serbian ruler Vukasin Mrnjavcevic. All exceedingly good stuff if you like your Aldiss, which I do.

    11. The first thing that struck me about this collection was the variety of styles, tones and subject matters, almost as if Aldiss were keen to show off his range. There are also several non-SF stories, which was a surprise. What mainly comes across is the fertility of Aldiss' imagination, even if some of the pieces don't entirely work on a narrative level. The title story is memorably surreal and horrific, and the two serial killer stories are darkly comic.

    12. The tile story is one of the most disturbing SF stories I can actually admit to liking. A combination of H. G. Wells and "The Night Stalker".

    13. KINDLE FREE DOWNLOAD-BURGOMEISTER.Really retro SF--which are my favorite genre actually, but there were just too many loose ends here. Messy story!

    14. I'm not too bothered about the rest of the stories in this book but the title novella is superb! Its a homage to H G Wells and also reads a little like John Wyndham's Midwich Cuckoos.

    15. Invisible liens land in pond and take over farm. Eaating the animals and then humans in gruesome manner. Bit far fetched.

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