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Hothouse Audiobook

Hothouse

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In a strange future, the Earth has stopped rotating, and the stationary world is now split between perpetual day and unending night. The few remaining humans are led by the elders who, facing the end of their time, hand the leadership to a young girl, Toy. The group's manchild Gren wants to be his own leader, however, and will tear apart the group in his search for a new Eden.

©1960 Brian Aldiss (P)2013 W F Howes Ltd

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    Roy Oestensen Baerums Verk, Norway 23/02/2016
    Roy Oestensen Baerums Verk, Norway 23/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Aldiss novel"

    Aldiss is describing how the world might be as the sun is close to becoming a nova. Some of the science is questionable, but he makes the liberties he takes believable.

    A weakness for many may be that the novel does not have a main protagonist. In this regard Non Stop may be felt as a better story.

    I believe most sf fans will like this as a good read.

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    Graeme from Preston 02/09/2015 Member Since 2007
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    "Superb extrapolationist SF"

    The exotic and dangerous world described is full of wonder. The fate of humans in the far future as they competes with vegetation proliforating under an expanding sun is thrilling. With continuous invention the novel follows a pair of forest people through unimaginable adventures. Towards the end as many questions as answers are posed. Not least being the nature of being human. Philosophy and adventure.

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    Duncan Huntingdon, United Kingdom 28/08/2015
    Duncan Huntingdon, United Kingdom 28/08/2015 Member Since 2011
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    "This is the story that hooked me on SF as a child."

    When I was 11 years old Hothouse grabbed my attention and got me into the SF genre before I even knew what a 'genre' was! It seems a little simplistic now but a great listen with rose coloured earphones.

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    T-rexhighfive 30/05/2016
    T-rexhighfive 30/05/2016
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    "scientifically inaccurate but great none the less"

    This book is more of a fantasy novel than sci fi, it's a compelling story none the less. some of the scientific principles that the story is based on are ludicrous but that doesn't detract from the compelling adventure set in the world, suspend your disbelief and you will enjoy this immensely.

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