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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.
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.
macroscope, observers were able to look into one race's historical
records, finding numerous parallels with human life on Earth.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
This theme is covered throughout the work, including the closing
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
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