[Ebook] Spiridon le muet By André Laurie – serv3.3pub.co.uk

[Ebook] Spiridon le muet By André Laurie – serv3.3pub.co.uk ❮Reading❯ ➷ Spiridon le muet ➯ Author André Laurie – Serv3.3pub.co.uk Andre Laurie was a one of Jules Verne's collaborators a pioneer of science fiction as well as a prolific writer militant journalist and even politician In Spiridon 1907 a young surgeon discovers an is Andre Laurie was a one of Jules Verne's collaborators a pioneer of science fiction as well as a prolific writer militant journalist and even politician In Spiridon a young surgeon discovers an island off the coast of Corsica inhabited by giant intelligent ants Their king Spiridon eager to learn about humanity goes to Paris where using his advanced knowledge he Spiridon le MOBI :ç begins effecting miraculous cures before being unmasked by jealous competitors Forced to protect himself Spiridon reveals his alien nature and becomes a killerSpiridon a non humanoid alien gifted with knowledge scientific curiosity but no human emotions the victim of mankind's fears is a ground breaking science fiction character and a striking departure from both Jules Verne and HG Wells Michael Shreve is a writer and translator currently living in Paris His credits include translations of John Antoine Nau and Marcel Schwob.


3 thoughts on “Spiridon le muet

  1. Ed Erwin Ed Erwin says:

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this I read it for historical curiosity to see what a piece of SF from early 1900s would be like As SF it isn't terribly interesting compared to contemporary works But as an adventure story it takes several interesting twists and turns and kept me interested I appreciated the fact that it isn't as optimistic as lots of early SF especially American SF is


  2. Atom Bezecny Atom Bezecny says:

    Then there's the detail that Spiridon spends most of the book in a wax mask and fake gloves I know it's fiction but unless Cordat's colleagues were 90% blind I can't imagine them mistaking wax prosthetics in 1907 for real human flesh These people are goddamn doctors They should know what a person looks likeFull review at Adam Mudman's A List


  3. Travis Travis says:

    A young Doctor on a sailing holiday discovers a hidden civilization of giant intelligent antsSo obviously he brings one the title character to Paris with him and uses his advanced science to take the medical world by stormHe is then stuck between jealous rival doctors a curious press and his new partner's alien view of moralityWonderfully bizarre and full of great odd ideas it kind of falls apart because in trying to poke fun at 'civilized morality' nearly every human character comes across as a selfish short sighted jerk and the ant who is much straightforward and honest in his views is able to justify some pretty horrid behavior as he really doesn't see human life as precious in any wayWho the heck do you root for?Plus you get the moralizing pretty uick so it uickly becomes heavy handed and with a pretty unlikable cast you just kind of wander around wondering if you should get attached to any characterThen the ending is really abrupt and trite as the writer tries for a sort of happy endingGreat ideas uneven story and leaves you want either a seuel or another writer to come along and continue the story


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