Sinister Barrier

Sinister Barrier By Eric Frank Russell, Sinister Barrier SIN EATERSInvestigating an epidemic of deaths among the world s leading scientists Bill Graham learned their terrible discovery Earth was and had been for centuries controlled by aliens The alien ener
  • Title: Sinister Barrier
  • Author: Eric Frank Russell
  • ISBN: 9780413588708
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sinister Barrier By Eric Frank Russell, SIN EATERSInvestigating an epidemic of deaths among the world s leading scientists Bill Graham learned their terrible discovery Earth was and had been for centuries controlled by aliens The alien energy beings fed on human emotions To cultivate their food they manipulated Earth affairs to create war and strife, the sources of the human fears and passions which the alSIN EATERSInvestigating an epidemic of deaths among the world s leading scientists Bill Graham learned their terrible discovery Earth was and had been for centuries controlled by aliens The alien energy beings fed on human emotions To cultivate their food they manipulated Earth affairs to create war and strife, the sources of the human fears and passions which the aliens craved.Now their machinations were leading up to a devastating world war They would feast finally on the self destruction of the human race Somehow Graham and a hand picked team of scientists had to stop the aliens before it was too late But even thinking about the enemy could bring death
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    1. Eric Frank Russell

      Eric Frank Russell was a British author best known for his science fiction novels and short stories Much of his work was first published in the United States, in John W Campbell s Astounding Science Fiction and other pulp magazines Russell also wrote horror fiction for Weird Tales, and non fiction articles on Fortean topics A few of his stories were published under pseudonyms, of which Duncan H Munro was used most often.

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    1. En un futuro cercano desde el punto de vista en que fue escrita la obra, que data de 1939 , se est n produciendo una serie de misteriosas muertas de cient ficos, aparentemente accidentales o naturales Bill Graham, un agente estadounidense, es testigo involuntario de una de estas muertes Sin embargo, cuando investiga un poco m s en el asunto, empieza a sospechar que dichas muertes son m s bien asesinatos Pero, qui nes son los art fices Barrera siniestra Sinister Barrier, 1939 , del escritor Eric [...]


    2. Sinister Barrier was Russell s breakthrough, and probably the story for which he is still best known It takes as its starting point Charles Fort s musing that humans are property The owners end up being some blue orbs that feed on our various energies and read our minds killing those who it thinks are too close to understanding their status as sheep The sinister barrier of the title is the edge of the human visual spectrum as it turns out, the Vitons as they come to be called can only be seen by [...]


    3. Another concept that at one time may have been original but since then has been done to death Star Trek TOS vs Klingons anybody.n energy beings fed on human emotions Ho hum The writing itself didn t draw me in.


    4. I m hovering between 2 and 3 stars on this It would make a great and doubtless bad disaster movie The premise is that beings called Vitons are living off our negative emotions, and controlling our history to get the best possible harvest But we are unaware of them until a scientist in a technologically advanced future invents a way for humans to see wavelengths that are ordinarily invisible The scientist shares his knowledge with others before the Vitons destroy him The Vitons can read minds, so [...]


    5. Spoiler Alert no details, but the general plot features are discussed Before there was the Matrix or Aliens or even X Files and Fringe , there was Sinister Barrier the 1939 debut novel by Britis SF author Eric Frank Russell, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.The author starts with the questions, If everyone wants peace, then why don t we get it and If there are aliens, why haven t they appeared yet The answer is even terrifying than Morpheus s answer to Neo in The Matrix [...]


    6. Okay sf pulp adventure, tedious in places, quite readable in others In some ways, it foreshadows Colin Wilson s The Mind Parasites.



    7. clarkevivo 2013 04Ognuno di noi ha fantasticato almeno una volta nella vita sull eventualit che degli alieni possano girovagare sulla Terra all insaputa di tutti o di pochi disgraziati Nell immaginario collettivo ha preso piede l ormai secolare concetto di Ufo, o per meglio dire disco volante, di cui nel web sono presenti migliaia di foto tutte sfocate che mostrano navicelle aliene a forma di lampione, lanterna cinese o cappello a bombetta Chiunque avr avuto l occasione di leggere o ascoltare te [...]


    8. A decent old school sci fi adventure, but nothing exceptional I was interested in reading it since it was inspired by the work of Charles Fort The first third of the book plays out like a bit of murder mystery, with scientists mysteriously dying around the world, and from there the Fortean phenomena angle is revealed as seemingly unrelated pieces of information culminate in a revelation of planetary significance From there things escalate into a world war 3 scenario with a race to discovering a [...]


    9. First half better than the second genuinely creepy and subversive But then it devolves into the standard Heinlein thing about kicking alien butt Also, the witty and flirty banter bit is often ridiculous and irrelevant You might think too that the Vitons would sort of relish being brought into the open, since it fosters all of that delicious human hatred to munch But a basically cool use of Fortspite how often EFR s lines manage to gobble the scenery stuff like Three bodies lay near the window, t [...]


    10. Enormous fun Great concept, well executed and rattles along at a brisk pace.Scientists are dying suicide, sudden heart attacks, horrible accidents and a government investigator looks into the deaths and discovers an awful truth that threatens the world Written in the late 1930s, so some of the phrasing is kind of wierd and things can get a bit clunky and overblown at times And then there s the appalling attitude to women on display Despite the faults, I enjoyed it a lot.


    11. What can I say I didn t like this book at all I laboured through it hoping it would get better, but I was disappointed to the end.I suppose I was looking for a funny story like Wasp or Next of Kin, I guess I ll stick with these two of this author.


    12. Schiavi degli invisibili un libro che mescola in maniera alquanto intelligente, la paura del conflitto mondiale e dei vari totalitarismi dell epoca era il 1939 , il freudismo i vitoni che ci controllano non visti non altro che la paura dell inconscia ed una sana dose di azione e violenza cosa che mi alquanto stupito per un libro di sci fi di questo periodo Magari il finale un po troppo indelicato e tipicamente americano, ma visto il resto lo si pu perdonare Un gran bel libro.


    13. Sinister Barrier starts out as it intends or doesn t intend, but does so anyway to continue by on the first page claiming to be fiction, but true Then there s a long disquisition on Fort that ends with a ludicrous true story opening that is left hanging in the air Read


    14. Non mi piacciono molto i racconti di fantascienza low technology come questo nemici con poteri enormi ma che inspiegabilmente non eliminano l eroe, una trama lineare, personaggi statici e sempre vittoriosi


    15. I had high hopes for this but it just did not hold up, it almost seems non sensicalsome creatures who live on weird vibration frequency how is that science it s not really awful, but just so perfunctory.


    16. Great vintage read Takes me back to my high school days when paperbacks were cheap Of course, you have to suspend disbelief and agree to buy into the futuristic world postulated by the author, but I think it s still fun.



    17. This was quite a thriller Written far like a fast paced detective novel than a science fiction story think James Bond with aliens.





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