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Start your review of Ricordi. Apr 08, La. Suggestivo racconto di fantascienza con un'ambientazione molto prototipica e fredda. Da una parte i presunti protagonisti, uomini di legge di un universo futuro ordinato, che proseguono instancabilmente nel loro percorso impostato raramente ponendosi domande, a difesa della popolazione offesa. Dall'altra i presunti acerrimi nemici criminali, esseri apparentemente freddi calcolatori spietati.
Il confine tra buoni e cattivi, tra i giusti e i non giusti ad un c Suggestivo racconto di fantascienza con un'ambientazione molto prototipica e fredda. Il confine tra buoni e cattivi, tra i giusti e i non giusti ad un certo punto sfuma, e allora anche il lettore comincia a porsi delle domande che all'inizio, forte della naturale immedesimazione con i presunti buoni, non aveva nemmeno pensato di farsi. E allora ci si domanda ok, io mi sono domandata Leggendolo ho pensato: strepitoso. Fresco, divertente, con un ritmo perfetto. Resnick ci porta in giro per la galassia a caccia degli zingari delle stelle, una banda di ladri molto particolare.
Sono vent'anni che il detective Gabe li insegue senza sosta e senza risultati. La sua ossessione mi ha ricordato quella di Zenigata per Lupin ognuno ha i riferimenti culturali che si merita. Ma Lupin era simpatico mentre gli zingari delle stelle apparentemente sono davvero malvagi.
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O forse no. La motiva Leggendolo ho pensato: strepitoso. View all 5 comments. Anche questa si rivela di un candore fanciullesco e il tema dell'atarassia degli Zingari delle Stelle si snoda senza traumi sconvolgenti o colpi di mano eroici ma con soluzioni civili, coerenti con ottimistiche proiezioni del futuro. View all 3 comments. Apr 10, Helmy Kusuma rated it really liked it. The kind of story that hooks you and makes you think Even with an open ending, well especially with open ending, you are forced to use your imagination Apr 12, Ecapris rated it really liked it.
I haven't read science fiction in awhile. Why not? Let's just say it was becoming progressively more difficult to suspend my disbelief as I aged. But hey! Comfort inhibits growth, so I reached back out to the genre. Sure, I had a little difficulty mentally swallowing fictional planet and species names, but that's symptomatic of bein away from science fiction.
If you're a sci-fi lover, this won't concern you at all. If, like me, you're new or returning to the ge I haven't read science fiction in awhile. If, like me, you're new or returning to the genre, don't worry: your brain gets used to them quicker than you'd think. Oh, those Star Gypsies. Right off the bat, I had a bad feeling about them.
With good reason - this race of Gypsies preys on the needy in what seems an unnecessarily-malicious manner. This is their usual modus operandi: A crop needs to be harvested before it rots and a farmer is at wit's end about how to pull it off during such a rainy season. Enter the Star Gypsies. They offer to help the farmer for a very low price: a low, designated amount of Republic credits and a cheap keepsake that they can remember the experience by. The farmer agrees and the Gypsies complete the work with credible ethics and quality.
But here's the heck of it: Upon collecting their keepsake, they take the object that is most dear to the farmer's heart. Whether it be a photo album with pictures of his deceased wife or his symbiotic pet, the Star Gypsies will run off with it, leaving the farmer to a woeful, empty life. Now why, why would the Star Gypsies be so cruel?
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Perhaps an individual would exhibit such malice, but an entire race?!? Doesn't make sense, does it. But there's a reason for all the madness and finding out that reason kept me engrossed in this short ebook. Gabe, the protagonist, has been on the force for over 20 years. Not only has he failed to capture a Star Gypsy in all that time, he hasn't even seen one.
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He's assigned a new assistant, Jebediah; the young man hopes to bring a pair of fresh eyes to the case s. As he does - the story picks up speed as Jebediah and Gabe discover more details about the Star Gypsy race and are able to confront them in a highly-charged scene on an outlying planet.
Along with an entertaining plot, the story raises some ethical questions: If the Star Gypsies aren't actually breaking any laws, is it ethically permissible to capture and punish them just for doing something their "victims" find offensive? And, if so, are the officers actually the bad guys for bringing unhappiness to the Gypsies by capturing them? And under what pretense is an all-out war permissible? Along with asking these heavy questions, reading "Keepsakes" prompted me to consider: Which of my possessions could I not bear to lose?
I've been peering at all of my stuff, giving it a suspicious eye. If the Star Gypsies claimed a keepsake, what would they take from you? Mar 24, Melissa rated it it was amazing. Imagine finding yourself in a desperate situation—perhaps even a matter of life or death—but you have no way to resolve the problem. Suddenly, as if sent from heaven, a Good Samaritan appears and says that he and his friends can help.
Would you refuse? But once the job is completed, how would you react if the one object they take is the thing you treasure above all others—a family heirloom, y Imagine finding yourself in a desperate situation—perhaps even a matter of life or death—but you have no way to resolve the problem. But once the job is completed, how would you react if the one object they take is the thing you treasure above all others—a family heirloom, your wedding pictures, or even a medal of honor?
In this sci-fi story, we meet Gabe Mola and his assistant, Jebediah, who have dedicated their careers to bringing down these bandits. Jebediah is determined to learn as much as he can about the Star Gypsies. Gabe and Jebediah are able to track down some of the Star Gypsies during an attack, but they find that the Gypsies are more powerful than they originally realized. With the ability to read minds and shape shift as they please, the Gypsies seem to be unstoppable. Keepsakes by Mike Resnick kept me glued to my seat until the very end, and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in science fiction.
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It made me wonder how I would really react if faced with a situation like this. Apr 15, Letizia Sechi rated it it was amazing Shelves: 40k-english , favorites. We do not know why do they act the way they do, helping people and claiming keepsakes as payment, leaving them in dispair. But we may discover that things we love most are the ones we forget to care about. But they don't. They're Star Gypsies, and you're not going to know when you'll suppose to meet 'em.
So sweet and so bitter at the same time "[ So sweet and so bitter at the same time, Resnick's becoming one of mine favourite wirters ever. View 1 comment. Loro non lo fanno.
Loro sono gli Zingari delle Stelle, e non avete modo di sapere quando li incontrerete. Malinco "[ Malinconia allo stato puro, Resnick sta diventando uno dei miei scrittori preferiti. Mar 31, Livia Blackburne rated it really liked it. In the science fiction novella, to law enforcement officials tracked down mysterious "Space Gypsies," who travel between the galaxies tricking people into giving them their most treasured possessions. That is when their adventures are just beginning When Tom gets hit on the head by a cricket ball, he finds himself at Lord Funt Hospital and is greeted by a terrifying-looking porter.
Things go from bad to worse when he meets the wicked matron in charge of the children's ward But Tom is about to embark on the most thrilling journey of a lifetime! Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennet, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr.
Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive - but not how to live. Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend. Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life.