Jump to content
Camy

The Cloud by James Savik

Recommended Posts

The cloud is an immaculately set up well written piece of science fiction that pays off with an ending reminiscent of John Wyndham's 'The Midwich Cuckoos'.

I believe James Savik is an astronomer, which accounts for the fine detail and the willing suspension of disbelief in the story. Although this short stands on its own it could well be a prologue for a novel ... let's hope so!

Read here

Link to comment

Des helped me out with the Australian English.

I liked the Graves character. If I were a billionaire and free to do anything I wanted, that just might be me.

The Southern hemisphere has many astronomical wonders and not nearly enough really top notch observatories. The Magellanic clouds, Vela, eta carina, Centaurus- you could study it all for centuries and barely get started.

Link to comment
I liked the Graves character. If I were a billionaire and free to do anything I wanted, that just might be me.

Graves was a good character, though I don't think you have to be a billionaire to do good work in astronomy as the recent winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 show. My favourite: 'Transit of Venus' was taken from Blackheath in London on a cloudy day, and I got the idea for my short story from a photograph, taken by a 15 year old, of the Pleiades.

Well worth checking out!

Link to comment

How marvellous, in these times of worshipping the remnants of superstition, to actually express wonder at a cloudy view of Venus transiting the sun.

Sometimes we forget to wonder at the beauty and grandeur of reality.

Link to comment

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...


×
×
  • Create New...