The Creature from Cleveland Depths by Fritz Leiber, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Short Stories - Leiber, Fritz
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Fritz Leiber's "The Creature from Cleveland Depths" might have sounded far-fetched fifty years ago -- a comic warning about people being bossed around by little machines that ride on their shoulders. But now, it seems to describe the real world of cell phones, Blackberries and iPods, and its prediction of terrible things to come isn't so easy to shrug off. Leiber sets the tale in a future when "missiles are on the prowl," and most people live underground. George Gusterson is a writer with crazy ideas -- one being, he still lives on the surface. For another, he imagines a gizmo that would…mehr

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Fritz Leiber's "The Creature from Cleveland Depths" might have sounded far-fetched fifty years ago -- a comic warning about people being bossed around by little machines that ride on their shoulders. But now, it seems to describe the real world of cell phones, Blackberries and iPods, and its prediction of terrible things to come isn't so easy to shrug off. Leiber sets the tale in a future when "missiles are on the prowl," and most people live underground. George Gusterson is a writer with crazy ideas -- one being, he still lives on the surface. For another, he imagines a gizmo that would remind him of things like when to turn on the TV. George's mere whim inspires an actual gadget called the Tickler, just a "wire recorder and clock" at first, but then . . . it whispers constantly through an earphone. It instills positive thinking. It injects drugs. It makes decisions. It weights 28 pounds. And it won't get off. Only Gusterson understands what "the little fellow perched on your shoulder" is really saying, one word: "Obey!" And only Gusterson knows what to say back, if it's not too late.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Aegypan
  • Seitenzahl: 76
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. Januar 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 229mm x 152mm x 4mm
  • Gewicht: 126g
  • ISBN-13: 9781606642863
  • ISBN-10: 1606642863
  • Artikelnr.: 25916926
Autorenporträt
Fritz Reuter Leiber, Jr. (1910 - 1992) was an American writer of fantasy, horror and science fiction. He was also a poet, actor in theater and films, playwright and chess expert. Along with writers such as Robert E. Howard and Michael Moorcock, Leiber can be regarded as one of the fathers of sword and sorcery fantasy, having in fact created the term. Moreover, he excelled in all fields of speculative fiction, writing award-winning work in fantasy, horror and science fiction.