The Star Virus

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  • Title: The Star Virus
  • Author: Barrington J. Bayley
  • ISBN: 9780575102019
  • Page: 158
  • Format: ebook
  • WE DEMAND THAT YOU HAND OVER THE OBJECT.Impossible Ownership is in the hands of our clientsMAN OWNERSHIP OF THE OBJECT IS NOT ADMISSIBLE STREALL CLAIM IS ABSOLUTE YOU WILL NOTIFY US OF WHEREABOUTSIt is already in transit.WE WILL INTERCEPT NOTIFY.Your claim must be made through the courtsMAN COURTS MEAN NOTHING TO THE STREALL EITHER YOU COMPLY OR TREALL FLEETS WIWE DEMAND THAT YOU HAND OVER THE OBJECT.Impossible Ownership is in the hands of our clientsMAN OWNERSHIP OF THE OBJECT IS NOT ADMISSIBLE STREALL CLAIM IS ABSOLUTE YOU WILL NOTIFY US OF WHEREABOUTSIt is already in transit.WE WILL INTERCEPT NOTIFY.Your claim must be made through the courtsMAN COURTS MEAN NOTHING TO THE STREALL EITHER YOU COMPLY OR TREALL FLEETS WILL OCCUPY YOUR SYSTEM.

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    1. 3,5Una curiosa space opera que ejerció una gran influencia sobre la escuela británica de aventuras espaciales de los setenta y ochenta (John Harrison e Iain Banks básicamente) y, me atrevería a afirmar, también influyó con fuerza en la ciencia ficción 2000ADiana (no sólo en tono y personajes, sino que hasta uno de los recursos que empleaba Alan Moore en "Watchmen", el de metaforizar el verdadero carácter moral de las acciones de Adrian Veidt mediante una historia ficticia de piratas, ho [...]

    2. William Burroughs borrowed the "deadliners" in his Nova Trilogy from the original short story version of this short novel (citing its magazine appearance in New Worlds). It's easy to see why it would appeal to Burroughs. It's a galaxy-spanning space opera, with a lot of wild ideas to complicate the story, and a counterculture feel.(view spoiler)[The "star virus" of the title turns out to be the human race, spreading like a cancer instead of staying on earth. (hide spoiler)]

    3. I'm ambivalent about The Star Virus and the other two Barrington J Bayley books I've read, The Fall of Chronopolis and The Pillars of Eternity. I like how his protagonists are existentialist anti-heroes who get caught up in psychedelic space operas, but I dislike his characters's nasty misogyny. I have similar reactions to Philip K Dick, but Dick's psychedelia is so much more spectacular and he makes his protagonists' troubles with and disdain for women seem so pathetic, so it's palatable. Bayle [...]

    4. Perhaps because Bayley's style is sometimes laboured and his lack of cheerful endings is alien to the expectations of readers of conventional Space Opera, he never received due recognition for the hard-edged control he exercised over plots whose intricate dealings in Time Paradoxes and insistent metaphysical drive make them some of the most formidable works of their type.

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