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SUMMARY Harm By Brian W. Aldiss î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB From one of science fiction’s greatest living writers comes an unforgettable near future novel in the hortatory tradition of Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 Orwell’s 1984 and Dick’s A Scanner Darkly Both a searing indictment of a fear drenched political climate and a visionary allegory that shines a piercing light on timeless human verities HARM is a powerfully compact masterwork that is sure to be one of the most passionately discussed books of the yearThe time is today or tomorrow–or perhaps the day after tomorrow Paul Fadhil Abbas Ali a young British citizen of Muslim descent has written a satirical novel in which two characters joke about the assassinati. This book is both grim and bleak It s cleverly and powerfully written but not in the least subtle It looks at the British political and societal scene as of right now and pretty much damns everybody the political class for reactionary abuse of power repression of its citizens and persecution of minorities Immigrants for not culturally integrating The religious for abdicating reason The scientific community for abandoning ethics Human nature is found to be fundamentally pretty disgustingThe true awfulness of the book is how much truth is expressed in it Comparisons with 1984 are bound to be made but there is really a fundamental difference 1984 is a warning HARM is a reflection of reality only slightly magnified

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SUMMARY Harm By Brian W. Aldiss î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB On of the prime minister Arrested by agents of HARM–the Hostile Activities Research Ministry–Paul is thrown into a nameless Abu Ghraib like prison possibly located in Syria where he is held incommunicado and brutally interrogated by jailers to whom his Muslim heritage is itself a crime meriting the harshest punishment Under this sadistic regime Paul’s personality begins to show signs of radical fragmentation On the remote planet of Stygia a man named Fremant haunted by memories of torture that seem drawn from Paul’s mind is one of a small group of colonists struggling for survival on a harsh but weirdly beautiful world whose dominant life forms are insec. Wow This is a vivid and devastating vision of the ways in which US and British politics have been taken over by fear and paranoia One part of the novel set in a detainment prison speaks directly to the institution of camps like Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib within cultures that are supposedly civilized Paul Fadhil Abbas Ali a Muslim British writer has been imprisoned on suspicion of association with terrorists and encouragement of terrorist actions like assassinating the prime minister While imprisoned he is tortured isolated and lied to In this state he begins to see another world Stygia and another man Fremant On Stygia human colonists are eking out a rough existence after a long flight from a devastated earth Religion science and political intrigue are all at odds as humanity fragments into separate groups The plot seesaws between Ali s experiences in prison and Fremant s experiences on Stygia Both men are divided and fragmented themselves Ali is British and Muslim and trying to come to terms with this split identity Fremant is the Eternal Stranger never at home in any group he joins As Aldiss takes us from one world to the other it becomes less and less clear where reality lies Both are real both are figments of the other s imagination The uestion of where reality lies is not limited to this though Is reality or truth to be found in religion Science Politics None of these seem to hold the answer for Fremant on Stygia As the colonists on Stygia seek to kill the Dogovers natives of the planet this genocide is justified by political expediency fear and religious ideology Then the political imperative changes thus the moral imperative changes as well Told he must make restitution to the remaining Dogovers one citizen says I were told not so long ago I had one of these moral obligations to kill em all orf So much for all such talk 142 Morality here follows politics Science is no better Upon finding the last surviving native and delivering him to the capitol city the scientists use him for experimentation and then kill him in order to examine his brain Fremant objects You have just proved that he is our eual in intellect and he s the last of his race You must let him go free But the head scientist replies that they cannot do that for he is much too precious to us We are scientific people my friend 193 Reality truth morality Aldiss clearly shows us that these things are not to be found in politics religion or scienceSo where can these things be found Aldiss never answers this uestion In fact this refusal to provide an answer to this most important uestion is the reason the book is so devastating so dark Aldiss writes All men in authority however they begin become hateful with time 207 Both narratives on Earth and on Stygia reveal this There seems to be no escape from the ever corrupting force of power Without power nothing can be done to change the world with power however men become hateful Even the best of men The House on Tradd Street uestion of where reality lies is not limited to this though Is reality or truth to be found in religion Science Politics None of these seem to hold the answer for Fremant on Stygia As the colonists on Stygia seek to kill the Dogovers natives of the planet this genocide is justified by political expediency fear and religious ideology Then the political imperative changes thus the moral imperative changes as well Told he must make restitution to the remaining Dogovers one citizen says I were told not so long ago I had one of these moral obligations to kill em all orf So much for all such talk 142 Morality here follows politics Science is no better Upon finding the last surviving native and delivering him to the capitol city the scientists Last to Die us that these things are not to be found in politics religion or scienceSo where can these things be found Aldiss never answers this Night Moves uestion In fact this refusal to provide an answer to this most important Dark Tide Rising William Monk #24 uestion is the reason the book is so devastating so dark Aldiss writes All men in authority however they begin become hateful with time 207 Both narratives on Earth and on Stygia reveal this There seems to be no escape from the ever corrupting force of power Without power nothing can be done to change the world with power however men become hateful Even the best of men

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SUMMARY Harm By Brian W. Aldiss î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ts The sole humanoid race on the planet has been hunted to extinction by the human settlers whose long journey to Stygia has left them unable to understand their own history and technologyThrown back to a primitive state they seem destined to repeat all the sins of the world they fled to Stygia to escapeIs Paul dreaming Fremant as a way of escaping the horrors of his imprisonment Or is there a stronger–and far stranger–connection between the two men whose very different circumstances begin to take on uncanny parallelsAs aspects of their identities blur and finally merge astonishing answers take shape–and profound new uestions arise From the Hardcover editi. Brian Aldiss is one of the greats of science fiction along with Clarke Bradbury Azimov This is a great bookIt isn t however an easy read dealing with 2 issues which interest me namely human rights also mental health Paul Ali a writer of Muslim heritage has been arrested is being tortured for writing a scene in a book where two drunk characters discuss assassinating the Prime Minister To escape from these atrocities Paul s dissociative personality disorder creates a world called Stygia where Paul is known as Fremant The torture scenes are horrifically written sound similar to accounts I ve heard read from survivors of torture Aldiss views on security in the post 911 world are on display here Not an easy read by any stretch of the imagination but a book I m glad I have read Not for the sueamish but definitely worthy of your attention


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    Brian W. Aldiss Ø 6 SUMMARY PDF or EBOOK (Harm By Brian W. Aldiss) Ç Brian W. Aldiss This book is both grim and bleak It's cleverly and powerfully written but not in the least subtle It looks at the British political a

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    PDF or EBOOK (Harm By Brian W. Aldiss) Ç Brian W. Aldiss I honestly think this deserves four stars but He had an amazing idea and didn't work it through to something that would appeal to a mainstream audience I know why should he? He shouldn'tBut he has written something that i

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    PDF or EBOOK (Harm By Brian W. Aldiss) Ç Brian W. Aldiss This book started well I think that the themes of torture government suspicion and persecution are relevant in an

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    PDF or EBOOK (Harm By Brian W. Aldiss) Ç Brian W. Aldiss Though it is an 11 year old book Harm remains a very topical and therefore difficult readThe torture passages succeeded at disgusting and outraging me and I could certainly conceive of a throwaway line in the book of a Muslim author being misconstrued as terrorist intentThankfully though such abasement makes up only half the story The other half set on the planet Stygia proves an interesting exploration of a newly birthed society finding

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    REVIEW Harm By Brian W. Aldiss PDF or EBOOK (Harm By Brian W. Aldiss) Ç Brian W. Aldiss Brian W. Aldiss Ø 6 SUMMARY Brian Aldiss is known for being a Socialist who injects political statements into his writing And by a Socialist I mean the true definition not the uasi paranoid accusation that gets banded around and barely resembles actual Socialism by the lunatic fringe of the Republican Party In the last ten years there has been no

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    PDF or EBOOK (Harm By Brian W. Aldiss) Ç Brian W. Aldiss Wow This is a vivid and devastating vision of the ways in which US and British politics have been taken over by fear and paranoia One part of the novel set in a detainment prison speaks directly to the institution of camps like Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib within cultures that are supposedly civilized Paul Fadhil Abbas Ali a Muslim British writer has been imprisoned on suspicion of association with terrorists and encouragement of

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    PDF or EBOOK (Harm By Brian W. Aldiss) Ç Brian W. Aldiss First off let me say that Brian W Aldiss' Harm was—and is—an incredibly difficult book to have finished despite its deceptively short length As a bitter commentary on the War on Terror and its present and possible abuses however HARM remains a vital contribution to the best traditions of science fiction from one of the British

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    REVIEW Harm By Brian W. Aldiss Brian W. Aldiss Ø 6 SUMMARY REVIEW Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ø Brian W. Aldiss Brian Aldiss is one of the greats of science fiction along with Clarke Bradbury Azimov This is a great bookIt isn't however

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    PDF or EBOOK (Harm By Brian W. Aldiss) Ç Brian W. Aldiss Brian W. Aldiss Ø 6 SUMMARY REVIEW Harm By Brian W. Aldiss I am a fan of the few books that Aldiss has written or edited He has an excellent eye for description and detailIn HARM he looks at current political events with a critical eye towards all of humanity Blind faith Christian is assailed as is pedantic arrogant science His anti hero Paul a British Muslim is a character about

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    PDF or EBOOK (Harm By Brian W. Aldiss) Ç Brian W. Aldiss Ack gack torture suick Couldn't even make it through a chapter

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  • Hardcover
  • 225
  • Harm By Brian W. Aldiss
  • Brian W. Aldiss
  • English
  • 04 November 2020
  • 9780345496713