This book is a re-publication from its first appearance in 1989, which pre-dates the Internet and our current splurge of epic fantasy and post-apocalyptic scenarios. In Yu, you are born into a slot as determined by the psychological profiling of the Compassionate Society; no man or woman is out of place for they are always perfectly placed within compatible castes. There's no dictionary that covers this. Imagine John Bruner and Dr. A playful romp and the onset of rebellion among the citizens of a utopia run by computers.
The text of this story is an example of literature at its purest, as a representation of the universe which this story is set, in all of its nature grandiose, yet always seeming artificial, a veneer of shine over something hidden and more base. In this regard, the first half of the book is rather surreal, while the second half is less so, and the latter half has more action and adventure in the page-turning sense. Actually, the book was better at the beginning when I didn't really understand what was going on. This suits the plot very well, since hope is as important to the novel as is choice. And whether blue six is bath towel, or pure essential oil. Any form of world building would be appreciated before throwing us into a dystopian world.
H Ian Neil McDonald was born in 1960 in Manchester, England, to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. Actually, the book was better at the beg Weird, wild, whimsical. I think Ian McDonald is not for me - I keep trying his books and just can't get into them. It's been decades since I read it, and I don't remember the story now and would dearly love to find another copy, as the one I read was borrowed from the library. When I saw Out on Blue Six offered at an e-book discount I grabbed it.
It's something very much in the vein of 1984, with some aspects clearly riffing on that, and it gives me really major déjà vu about something I've read before but which I suspect was published since. This version was published by Seika Bunkansha and serialized in Sebun Kansha magazine. It was ranked 25th best anime of all time by 's. Its environments and characters are surreal and stretch the boundaries of conventional science fiction. But, other than the general environment and atmosphere, there's really very little similar.
Copy provided by Open Road Media, through NetGalley. To say that Out on Blue Six is an impressive novel that thoroughly creates and intensely presents a City run by the Compassionate Society 450 years after the Break in mid-21st century in such utter horror and clarity to engulf one's psyche in a language that flows without any particular meaning in every word, yet forces a whole new consciousness when each word joins the flooding river, well, to say that would be an under Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital copy of Out on Blue Six! She is saved by Hayami and she later returns the favor. Creatively, McDonald pushed the style of his earlier work as far as it would go in this novel. She is the only fish-woman seen with red eyes and red spots as opposed to the normal blue , a rare sign of amongst her species in the series. Creatively, McDonald pushed the style of his earlier work as far as it would go in this novel. While serving in the Marine Self Defense Force Submarine Division, he became an alcoholic and his wife and child left him.
The comparison is not misplaced, although McDonald has a different agenda than Gilliam. The premise didn't quite work and I found it hard work to understand the basics. And listening at double speed was fun just to hear the rhythm of the whole thing. The comparison is not misplaced, although McDonald has a different agenda than Gilliam. In this sort of Brave New World, people are channeled into various castes with daily life managed to maximize happiness.
The top supplying countries are China Mainland , India, and Taiwan, which supply 98%, 1%, and 1% of blue six respectively. Archived from on May 30, 2000. On audiobook, Jeff Harding really captures the music in the language of this book. Welcome to Yu, where the manswarm walk rain soaked streets the neon and gray of noir Korean films. His first novel, I believe.
A little shaky in parts but that seems to stem from lax editing and this being an early effort. Deep down inside i know you feel the way that i do No need to live without, the sweeter love i found in you Come down, take a look around There's a sweeter love Take me there, take me down You've got nothing to be guilty of of sweeter love Let it out Let it out Come down, take a look around There's a sweeter love Take me there, take me down You've got nothing to be guilty of of sweeter love Let it out Let it out. This book had so much potential but McDonald just ruined it with excessive additional vocabulary. Out on Blue Six is wildly creative, beautifully written, often funny, has a clear message, and ends on a hopeful note. Originally posted at Fantasy Literature. Archived from on June 4, 2014.