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Mindbridge von Joe Haldeman
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Mindbridge (Original 1976; 2014. Auflage)

von Joe Haldeman (Autor)

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A remarkable alien technology could have devastating consequences for humanity in this novel by the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of The Forever War. In the far future, the accidental scientific breakthrough known as the Levant-Meyer Translation changes everything. Suddenly people can leap instantaneously across the universe, albeit temporarily, enabling teams of Tamers to explore far-flung worlds and prepare them for possible human habitation. But one expedition doesn't make it back alive.   Jacque Lefavre achieves his lifelong dream of becoming a Tamer when he joins the Agency for Extraterrestrial Development. On his first exploratory mission to a planet known as Groombridge, Lefavre and his team encounter something truly extraordinary: a small, nonsentient creature that, when joined with another of its kind, creates a telepathic "bridge." But exploiting this psychic link could bring unanticipated perils, for it is about to bring Lefavre and his team into dangerously close contact with the L'vrai, an ancient, advanced, and hostile race of star travelers--an encounter that could prove to be the first step in humankind's salvation . . . or its doom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection. … (mehr)
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Titel:Mindbridge
Autoren:Joe Haldeman (Autor)
Info:Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy (2014), 237 pages
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Die Denkbrücke von Joe Haldeman (1976)

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Just prior to reading this book, I finished a bloated two-book slog by a very famous science fiction author – a book that won (I believe) a Hugo and a Nebula. That may be enough for you to determine of which book I speak, but no sense dragging the author’s name through the mud in the review of another book. In fact, no review should start with a reference to another book.

However, I bring it up because this book was a cold, deep, crisp, cleansing drink of water after my previous experience.

There is much to recommend in this book. To start with, it is a good, fast read. Just under 200 pages, it is amazing to see the experiences and ideas Haldeman squeezes in with so little writing. (And, in this day when bloatedness seems to rule, that makes it so much better.) There is the idea of instant transmission of humans, with a flaw that means we can’t just galivant everywhere. There is the idea of a creature which can cause instantaneous esp between those touching the animal (again, with flaws that create problems.) And then there are aliens that look new and fresh (hard to pull off when so many aliens have already been describe). In addition, our understanding of these aliens shifts many times throughout the book. All done effectively, and all done in such short order.

In addition, Haldeman experiments with content and plotting. Some works; some doesn’t. But it makes for an even better exploration through reading.

This could easily have been a short story/novelette and been successful. But the way Haldeman has told and expanded the story brings dimensions we would have missed through any other delivery.

Finally, there might be some concern that this 1977 book might be dated. I didn’t think so. Maybe I’m reading it with an old man’s eyes, but it seemed as fresh and interesting and relevant as anything I see today. Which means, read it today. ( )
  figre | May 15, 2020 |
I was given a free galley of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book is an interesting take on first contact. With interesting sci fi elements and a unique protagonist, it makes for an interesting read. The long time period over which this saga occurs adds to the overall tale as well. ( )
  Velmeran | Jan 26, 2019 |
Excellent. Fascinating characters, interesting tech and an unusual and compelling premise, combined with a rather distinct style of story-telling made for a great read. I'd forgotten just how good Joe Haldeman is! ( )
  malcrf | Feb 10, 2016 |
Well, I'm not sure why I liked this story, my lack of an explanation is perhaps simply that I'm fighting a mid-winter writer's block and depression, but I suspect that it is because I believe that mankind will stumble into inter-stellar travel much in the accidental manner described by this book, with the unintended, and undesirable consequences. Naturally, it is fun to read something which basically confirms your own cherished prejudices. This was a quick and enjoyable read, I was interested in how man reacted to its encounter with other intelligent species and heartened that the writer believes (hopes) that the encounter will be benign when it happens. Another good story from Haldeman, thank you sir, and thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read the work. ( )
  dmclane | Feb 3, 2015 |
Without a doubt, "Mindbridge" is the coolest, most thought-provoking Sci-Fi book I have ever read. Joe Haldeman never, ever disappoints and always makes you think. You owe it to yourself to read this book. I re-read it every five years or so. ( )
  thejazzmonger | Sep 20, 2008 |
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A remarkable alien technology could have devastating consequences for humanity in this novel by the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of The Forever War. In the far future, the accidental scientific breakthrough known as the Levant-Meyer Translation changes everything. Suddenly people can leap instantaneously across the universe, albeit temporarily, enabling teams of Tamers to explore far-flung worlds and prepare them for possible human habitation. But one expedition doesn't make it back alive.   Jacque Lefavre achieves his lifelong dream of becoming a Tamer when he joins the Agency for Extraterrestrial Development. On his first exploratory mission to a planet known as Groombridge, Lefavre and his team encounter something truly extraordinary: a small, nonsentient creature that, when joined with another of its kind, creates a telepathic "bridge." But exploiting this psychic link could bring unanticipated perils, for it is about to bring Lefavre and his team into dangerously close contact with the L'vrai, an ancient, advanced, and hostile race of star travelers--an encounter that could prove to be the first step in humankind's salvation . . . or its doom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Joe Haldeman including rare images from the author's personal collection. 

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