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Dark Universe [Daniel F. Galouye] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The survivors live underground, as far from the Original World as. Dark Universe by Daniel F Galouye – book cover, description, publication history. Daniel F. Galouye had previously published rather run of the mill pulp action sci-fi until this novel — his very first. He was correctly rewarded.

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Science as a Candle in the Dark. Pages are reasonably tanned. I now have a burning question – what would a blind-from-birth person think of this book?

A fine copy in very good dust jacket with touch of edge wear, several short closed tears, and a bit of darkening to spine fg.alouye. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Galouye succeeds in immersing the reader in a sightless cave of a universe, and in the process leads her to think about something she has always taken for granted, is taking for bu even as she reads his words: After 30 years, my second reading of the book was not a disappointment.

So viel zum Konzept, kommen wir zur eigentlichen Geschichte: Adblock EasyList filter and action files for Privoxy. Nov 09, Hector Sanchez rated it really liked it Shelves: Anyway, not the best book I have ever read This can be taken literally – post-apocalyptic survivors in an underground bunker where power is lost, losing the memory of light – or you can take it as allegory about man’s unwillingness to leave blindness superstition, religion behind and embrace the light science and reason.

Galouye was never really able to capitalize on the promising beginning he had made as an sf writer. I was expecting it to be more energetic, as some sort of adventure tale, which is not what it was. Want to Read saving…. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.


It’s about people who live in sealed, lightless caves after a nuclear apocalypse. In a world of darkness and monsters both real and imagined, Jared embarks on a quest for Light.

Brilliant thought provoking book.

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Pages to import images to Wikidata. The world-building is excellent and the plot is chilling. The trick is to be telegraphic, to let every line convey something about the plot, characters and setting all at once — or to just let the world building take care of itself, let the reader’s imagination do that work.

Cover illustration by Mitchell Hooks.

Speed of the storyline is a bit slow to develop. Instead, the people developed various skills aided, perhaps implausibly by mutations from radiation including the heightened ability to hear — the sound waves produced by clicking stones enable Jared and his people navigate the cave passages. The weaknesses were negligible, and it was great fun to explore the dark universe. Mar 08, Glenda rated it really liked it.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Author’s first novel; Hugo nominee. Anyway, no one could explain the word see. I really think fans of the genre need to know of people like Galouye, Piserchia, Barrington J. This novel describes the daily struggles of people cut off from light for generations and paints a detailed picture of their society. I felt the darkness around me as I read this book. But the protagonist, Jared, he’s told that, a concept that is foreign to him, is something he will understand when he dies, in the same way Christians say you’ll understand heaven when you die.

The downside of the novel is its rather predictable plot still quite unusualthin characterization, and the rambling nature of the narrative in the last third running from various peoples, hiding here, running some more, accidentally discovering this or that, and hiding there.

Retrieved from ” https: Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and minor curls to corners. Three, I had a really good lunch before writing this review and am feeling charitable. But they are safe from the Twin Devils, Strontium and Cobalt, and protected from the ultimate evil, Radiation. The ending, something that almost offended me, not by its quality – which wasn’t good to begin with, but by its implications, is classic “scientific” thinking.

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However, for those of you SF completist, gluttons for punishment or members of the “I think Steve may just be full of shit on this one” club, here is a brief summary of the plot in c The above rating graphic provides a pretty good assessment of my opinion of the story Hell Gideon, I read your review! Their legends tell of the Original World where man lived alongside the Unigerse Almighty a concept of which they can no longer conceive and away from the ultimate evil, Radiation, with its two Lieutenants the Twin Dagk Cobalt and Strontium.

Second, it wasn’t so horrible that I felt personally offended for having picked it up.

Dark Universe – Daniel F. Galouye

In fact, they’ve mythologised Light into a supreme being. License Unless otherwise specified, all code or any type of work you find on this blog is under MIT license.

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The survivors live underground, as far from the Original World as possible and protected from the ultimate univwrse, Radiation. Until now the community has thrived, reverting to a tribal hierarchical system, incorporating a religion based around the concepts of Light and Darkness, and involving the Demon Gods Strontium, Cobalt and Hydrogen.

Eyes being red I’ve always been fascinated by concepts such as, for example, imagining a new colour. I agree about the cover art. Jacket designed by John Griffiths. Pen name and date to ffep. First British and first hardcover edition. Do you know about Fantastic Fiction?