New PDF release: A Gift from Earth (Known Space)
By Larry Niven
The realm named Mount Lookitthat used to be by no means intended for humans--it used to be shrouded in deadly mists. lifestyles existed in simple terms on one plateau, unreachable other than from house. however the disastrous selection to colonize the planet couldn't be reversed. So the settlers survived somehow--under a ruthless dictatorship.
Mount Lookitthat used to be rebellion-proof.
Then destiny dealt the colonists a wild card named Matthew Keller, who had a expertise that neither he nor anyone else knew about.
At final the colonists had a glimmer of hope!
First released 1968.
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By then, Kevin used to say, the cat would be as stiff as a frying pan; he would hold out the cat by its handle, its tail, and wait for a satisfactory answer. ’ ‘No answer you could give,’ Kevin sneered. ‘Okay, so God saved your son’s life; why didn’t he have my cat run out into the street five seconds later? Three seconds later? Would that have been too much trouble? ’ ‘No,’ Fat said. ‘He has a point. It’s been bothering me. ’ ‘I understand fine,’ Kevin said bitterly. ‘I just think it’s fucked.
Therefore we, as parts of the universe, the Brain, are partly deranged. Obviously he had extrapolated into cosmic proportions from his own loss of Gloria. #35. The Mind is not talking to us but by means of us. Its narrative passes through us and its sorrow infuses us irrationally. As Plato discerned, there is a streak of the irrational in the World Soul. Entry #32 gives more on this: The changing information which we experience as world is an unfolding narrative. It tells about the death of a woman (italics mine).
Thus, when Horselover Fat began to think in koine Greek, he was thinking in the language which St Luke and St Paul – who were close friends – had used, at least to write with. The koine looks funny when written down because the scribes left no spaces between the words. This can lead to a lot of peculiar translations, since the translator gets to put the spaces wherever he feels is appropriate or in fact wherever he wants. Take this English instance: GOD IS NO WHERE GOD IS NOW HERE Actually, these matters were pointed out to me by Beth, who never took Fat’s religious experiences seriously until she saw him write down phonetically several words of the koine, which she knew he had no experience with and could not recognize even as a genuine language.
A Gift from Earth (Known Space) by Larry Niven