domingo, 4 de janeiro de 2015

Cold Equations

"I feel that the greatest appeal of science fiction is the creation of numerous imaginary worlds outside of reality. I’ve always felt that the greatest and most beautiful stories in the history of humanity were not sung by wandering bards or written by playwrights and novelists, but told by science. The stories of science are far more magnificent, grand, involved, profound, thrilling, strange, terrifying, mysterious, and even emotional, compared to the stories told by literature. Only, these wonderful stories are locked in cold equations that most do not know how to read."

Do posfácio do intrigante romance do escritor chinês Cixin Liu, uma supresa dentro daquela FC clássica campbelliana, com uma vertente intrigante do problema do primeiro contacto com civilizações alienigenas assombrada pelo espectro da história contemporânea chinesa. E com uma tirada destas a finalizar o livro, pode-se dizer que aquela FC clássica tecnicista, centrada na ciência, herdeira da tradição tecnocrática da Astounding sob o pulso editorial de John F. Campbell.

Cixin Liu (2014). The Three-Body Problem. Nova Iorque: TOR.

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