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Read & Download The People Maker Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Damon Knight Damon Knight Ø 4 review Gizmo a device which can duplicate anything including itself The social and economic. A plain old fun sci fi what iffer The plot is serviceable but beside the point The point is Knight makes some interesting points about scarcity labor and economics anticipating technologies such as nanomatter and maker cultureDated af but it does retain a certain period charm Worth tracking down a copy I believe

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Read & Download The People Maker Ü PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ø Damon Knight Damon Knight Ø 4 review Implications of this machine are explored in a brilliant and terrifying extrapolation. Since January I have read a novel a month by one of the winners of the Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award given by the Science Fiction Writers of America I thought I was about time to read a novel by the man himself Knight won the award in 1994 He was a founder of the SFWA and the award was named for him after his death in 2002 Although several of the Grand Masters I have read I have been reading for the first time this year Knight is perhaps the one I knew the least about I would be hard pressed to name any of his books Even though I worked around used books for thirty years I cannot picture any of his covers or remember that he ever merited a his own shelf Somewhere along the way I picked up the fact that he wrote the short story To Serve Man which became a classic Twilight Zone episode Don t get on that ship The bookthe bookit s a cookbook And so I picked up A for Anything with no expectationsPerhaps I should not have read his first novel although I am inclined to start at the first with an author But I have to say this is the most peculiar book I have read in some time and not in a particularly good way Here s what happens in the first three chapters1 In a scene that could come from a 1950 s sitcom a retired bank president checks the morning mail and finds a package on the front porch Inside is a Gismo a machine that can according to the accompany brochure reproduce anything with no expenditure of energy The man wife and brother and sister in law are all on hand His son says Hey Dad l know all about that electronics jazz A simple experiment proves that machine works2 A undercover FBI agent comes to after a fight with the inventor of the gismo He checks in with law enforcement officials and finds that the world as we know it is coming uickly to an end One hundred gismos have been distributed at random Since they can replicate themselves that all it takes3 The inventor of the gismo living on the lam in Southern California meets up with a physicist friend who is excited about the invention But within days the first of the new warlords appears his enslaved drivers shackled into a line up of cars Things are looking badFor the next chapter we jump ahead a century or so and meet Dick Jones of Buckhill an estate in the Poconos Society is now composed of masters and slobs People are sueamish about the term slave Buckhill functions as a well furnished medieval duchy only with lots of modern conveniences Young Dick has reached his seniority and will soon be leaving for Eagles a mountain stronghold in Colorado that is part military academy but exists from what I gleaned from the book as a finishing school where the scions of wealthy families learn to be truly horrible human beings Once he arrives there he is immersed in intrigues and brutal initiation rites We get glimpses of how savage life has become for those not lucky enough to be among the master class There is some lightweight discussion of politics and sociology and an inevitable slave make that slob rebellionBut none of this is envisioned in a way that makes it particularly interesting let alone coherent Dick Jones is the most lackluster idiotic protagonist I have encountered in some time but I don t get the impression that Knight is purposively playing him for a fool The book moves in such spurts that I never had a clear image of what mattered to any of these people Knight s worldview is profoundly pessimistic but the novel is not well written enough to embody such darkness in a compelling fashionI assume that Knight developed into a much better writer It also seems that he was known mostly for his short stories A for Anything is not a gateway novel for anyone who anticipates getting deeply involved with this author

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 159
  • The People Maker
  • Damon Knight
  • English
  • 21 March 2018
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