divendres, 18 d’abril de 2014

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A NAVE É VERDE E PULSA E VÃO PARA PE-ELIA

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-CLARO E TEM DE DIZER-LHE O QUE PREFERE.EM ALTERNATIVA PODE DORMIR NO CHÃO

UMA RAINHA GIGANTESCA COM PREGAS NA PELE ONDE SE ANINHAM PE-ELIANOS
UMA CULINÁRIA DE OVOS AMIBÓIDES VIVOS, ANIMAIZINHOS INTEIROS PARA DAR SABOR ÀS SOPAS, CARNE TÃO TEMPERADA QUE SE ESFORÇAM DURANTE VIDAS PARA A ENGOLIR

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THEY DIGG....QUEEN AND PE-ELIANS ARE TWO SPECIES

Marius Thorndyke, the legendary contact linguist, willingly came out of retirement to meet with the Pe-Ellians when they asked for him & he willingly returned to Pe-Ellia at their request.
 He was a veteran of contacts with alien species, but they had always been technologically inferior to Earth. 
The Pe-Ellians were different. 
Humanoid but twice the height of humans & sexless, they clearly came from a very advanced civilization: a civilization that understood the power of thought

Macroscope was first published in 1969 and in some respects reflects the idealistic values of that time. The plot involves, among other things, an extension of the Peckham Experiment the history of Phoenicia, and commentary on the value of a dedicated teacher of a subject contrasted with a practicing engineer of that subject attempting to teach it, all in a kaleidoscopic.....CON PLOT


The central plot device is the "macroscope", a large crystal that can be used to focus a newly discovered type of particle, the "macron".
 Macrons are not subject to many of the effects that interfere with light, and as a result the macroscope can focus on any location in space with exceptional clarity, producing what is essentially a telescope of infinite resolution. DESDE VER O NÚCLEO DA TERRA A PLANETAS A MILES DE PARSEC'S
The macroscope has been built into a solar-orbiting space station where scientists visit to book time on the device.
 Using it, they are able to explore space like never before.
Among their many discoveries are numerous planets and two intelligent alien races.
Using the macroscope, observers were able to look into one race's historical records, finding numerous parallels with human life on Earth.

The race is now in societal decline, and the implications are worrying.
The macroscope's clear view across space also makes it an ideal communications system for intelligent races, who broadcast signals by generating macrons, a technique not yet understood on Earth. However, over-riding all of these signals is another of enormous power, one of such strength that it must have been constructed by a Type II civilization.
 This signal repeats itself, starting with instructions on basic math and progressing to ever-more complex information.
Viewers with high enough intelligence, an IQ of 150, reach a point where the information causes them to go insane or die.
Those without the intelligence to understand the advanced portions of the signal are unaffected.
The signal appears to be a deliberate attempt to "jam" macroscopic communications, blocking those with the ability to understand the other signals from being able to see them. They refer to the blocking signal simply as the "destroyer".
The protagonist of the story, Ivo Archer, is taken to the macroscope station on the invitation of a childhood friend, Brad Carpenter. Ivo has an unexplained link to a mysterious hyper-intelligent character, Schön, and Brad believes Schön may be able to break though the destroyer signal. Ivo is not so convinced, and is reluctant to ask for Schön's help. This reluctance is cause for some misunderstanding with Brad's girlfriend, Afra Summerfield, with whom Ivo falls hopelessly in love. While inadvertently viewing the destroyer signal with Brad and a Senator visiting the project, only Ivo survives the experience. Afra concludes Ivo is not intelligent enough to be affected, and finds him somewhat offensive as a result.
The Senator's death sparks a series of events that lead to Ivo, Afra and two other station members, Harold and Beatryx, stealing the macroscope. Afra, still in love and hoping for a cure, brings Brad, now reduced to a vegetative state. They detach the macroscope from the station and fly off with it while United Nations ships give chase. With time on their hands, Ivo turns to the macroscope and finds a way to avoid being overwhelmed by the destroyer signal. This reveals a number of broadcasts from farther out in space. Ivo demonstrates this technique to the others, allowing Harold and Afra to view the signals formerly being hidden. Harold, a talented engineer, uses the information from one of the signals to build a device reducing their bodies to a liquid state, allowing them to accelerate at 10 g and escape the pursuing ships.
They travel to Neptune space, following a cryptic message left by Schön.
Here they set up camp on a large block of ice orbiting Triton. Afra attempts to cure Brad by shocking him while he is being reconstituted from the liquid state, but the attempt fails and Brad is killed. Over time, and with further help from Ivo, the group watches the entire broadcast, which they come to call "traveller". The liquefaction technique is only the first of many shown in the traveller signal, which describes an entire suite of technologies that allow interstellar travel. Using the instructions in the signal, they convert Neptune into an interstellar spaceship.
Schön briefly makes his first appearance during construction, revealing himself to be an alternate personality within Ivo's brain. Schön is ostensibly the body's "owner", having created the Ivo personality to avoid being the subject of experimentation. Schön has frightening intelligence, but having given over his body to Ivo at the age of five, is still a child and largely without morals. In an attempt to take control of the body, Schön traps Ivo in a historical drama running in his own brain. Over time, Ivo sees parallels between the characters in the drama and the group in the ship, and eventually escapes the illusion and re-asserts control.
The group decides to hunt down the source of the destroyer signal in an effort to turn it off. Travelling 15,000 light years from Earth, they find it is being broadcast from an abandoned space station.
Exploring the inner portions of the station, which is a large museum, they are individually drawn into a series of visions which reveal different aspects of the nature of the destroyer and its history.
The traveller signal had arrived relatively late in the history of the galaxy, in the midst of flourishing communications via macroscope.
 Armed with the ability for interstellar travel, wars broke out that destroyed countless civilizations. The destroyer station, one of six in the galaxy, was set up to prevent this until the races reached the required level of cultural sophistication, if they ever did.
Emerging from one of these visions, Afra discovers that Schön has taken over from Ivo. He has solved the problem of the destroyer signal via surgery that altered his brain chemistry to block most of the signal.
This took six months to complete, keeping him "pinned" during the interval. Schön plays a game with Afra, now the only other surviving member of the original group, with the stakes being that the winner gets to select who, Schön or Ivo, gets the body. During the game, the real reason for Ivo's creation comes forth; the original Ivo was a girl with intelligence similar to Schön's, a situation neither could tolerate. After murdering her during a game played to the death with rules only the two of them could comprehend, Schön created the new Ivo to escape the retribution of his peers.
Playing the game by the rules and losing, Afra instead tricks Schön into the room broadcasting the destroyer signal. Here it is so powerful that it overwhelms Schön's surgical blocks, and Ivo is able to take control. Now in command of his own personality, along with all of Schön's intellectual capacity, Ivo wins Afra's heart. At the end of the story the reader is left to decide whether or not the people of Earth are mature enough and ready for interstellar travel.
Macroscope's story is interwoven by many themes taken from a variety of sources.

Anthony also explores the concepts of logic and understanding, especially through Afra. Her attempt to revive Brad had no hope of succeeding, something she was aware of, but ignored. During a mock trial following Brad's death, Harold explores the differences between emotion and logic, demonstrating that Afra's deliberate clamping down of her emotions led her to subvert logic. This is again explored later in the book, as Schön battles her.
Finally, the overarching theme of the book explores mankind's potential for self-destruction, seen both through the example of the "prob" race as well as an exploration of humanity. Early in the book Brad complains that the population of 5 billion is unsustainable unless mankind reaches the stars, but he doubts their ability and maturity to do so.
This theme is covered throughout the work, including the closing sentence.
A TREMENDOUS HIVE APPEARED SQUIDLIKE CREATURES SPLASH  AND SWAM

OS PROLES COM DÍVIDAS ARE BUTCHERED AND COMIDOS

IN EARTH THEY CUT ORGANS AND SELL IN THE BLACK MARKET

THE BLOOD IS DRIED AND THEY MAKE BIG MAC'S WITH THE REMAINS

IN ZONES WHERE THE POPULATION RISE TO FAST

MACRONIC COMMUNICATION IS ONE WAY ONLY E SÓ TÊM 5 BILLION PEOPLE

DESTROYER AND ASTROLOGY IMPEACH 999 CIVILIZATION'S IN 1,000 TO REACH

THE OTHERS 


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