Shadows in the Sun (Classics of Modern Science Fiction 9)

Shadows in the Sun Classics of Modern Science Fiction Introduction by George ZebrowskiForward by Isaac Asimov

  • Title: Shadows in the Sun (Classics of Modern Science Fiction 9)
  • Author: Chad Oliver
  • ISBN: 9780517558676
  • Page: 366
  • Format: hardback
  • Introduction by George ZebrowskiForward by Isaac Asimov

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    Chad Oliver

    Symmes Chadwick Oliver 30 March 1928 9 August 1993 was an award winning science fiction and Western writer and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin He was also one of the founders of the Turkey City Writer s Workshop.

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    • This is not your typical alien invasion story. Don't look for suspense here. Written by an anthropologist during the Cold War, this science fiction novel is a reflection on the nature of colonization. The opening is amusing: an anthropologist doing research on a small Texas town finds it a little too typical, then stumbles on a visit from the mother ship, learns the town is very civilized and not threatening, but still an alien colony. Now as the "savage," he has to decide to join up with the ad [...]

    • Shadows in the Sun is an odd little book. The blurb on the back coupled with the cover art suggests the book is about an anthropologist, Paul Ellery, studying the relatively small Texan town of Jefferson Springs and gradually coming to the shocking realisation that every single one of the town's inhabitants is in fact an alien.The first couple of chapters support this hypothesis pretty well, since they introduce an anthropologist, Paul Ellery, who is studying the relatively small Texan town of J [...]

    • Oliver's odd little novella is far from being a classic, but it is certainly more original than many more acclaimed sf stories. Anthropologist Ellery finds the small Texas town of Jefferson Springs is not all it should be. None of the residents have been there longer than 15 years, and all seem peculiarly ornery. They go through the motions of being alive, until Ellery discovers they have quite another kind of life. These are not invaders - they are colonising aliens, and upon discovery they inv [...]

    • I'm a fan of older science fiction from the pulp classics to science fiction of the 50s & 60s but I'm no fan of this book. I had to force myself to finish by skimming the second half of the book. It was a snoozer. The only interesting thing about reading it was to get an idea of rural life in Texas during the early 50s.

    • Every science fiction author of the 1950's wrote an alien invasion story. This is one of the best.

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