[Epub] Further Outlook By W. Grey Walter – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

Further Outlook The Snowflake Is Perhaps The Most Ingenious, Convincing And Magical Vehicle Yet Dreamt Of For Time Space Travel The Events Which Lead To Its Appearance In The 1960s, Touching Down On The Rough Heather Of A Scottish Moor, Involve The Lives Of Three People Punch And Simon, Scientist And Engineer, And Paula, Who Combines The Attractions Of Cleopatra With The Drive Of A Beaverbrook She It Is Who Organises A Research Group On A Large Scale Centred Round Punch S Discovery Of A New Atomic Fuel, Based On Fusion, Not Fission Operation Snowball, As It Is Prophetically Named, Results In The Launching Of The SS.1, An Artificial Satellite, Wonderful Enough, But Of The Earth Earthy Compared With The Mysterious Visitant, The Snowflake Itself, Which Ranges As Far Out In Time As 2065 And Casts Back The Glacial Light Of An Infinitely Refracted Future Upon These Three Lives And On That Of Paula S Unborn Child.Those Who Know How Close Dr Grey Walter S Work On Brain Physiology Has Brought Him To The Very Stuff Of Human Personality Will Be Heartened To Find In This Novel That He Takes, By And Large, A Sanguine View Of The World S Future And All Can Read With Enjoyment The Details Of The Changes He Foresees For The Century Ahead Of Us His Blueprint, So Brilliantly Documented From Physics, Biology And Psychology, Will Be Scanned With Pride And Hope By A World At Present Deficient In Both.

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    I wanted to read this book out of interest in its author, William Grey Walter wartime developer of the classic RADAR scanning display electroencephalography EEG pioneer and discoverer of the contingent negative variation CNV or readiness potential that many claim calls free will into question but perhaps best known as inventor of the first autonomous robots in Bristol in 1948 Further Outlook centres on the enigmatic Paula, Finite in substance but infinite in scope , and the research team she accretes around her to develop fusion powered aircraft However, as is the case with so many scientists turned author, the characters are thinly sketched vehicles for the pet theories of the author, as was picked up on by The Eugenics Review A novel of this kind necessarily has to be judged twice over, first for its literary merit, and secondly for the author s scientific knowledge and foresight Those who have read The Living Brain will know that his mind works rapidly and sometimes in several directions at once His exuberant, concentrated writing demands that the reader should either apprehend rapidly or stop, re read and think over each paragraph This makes for heavy going P R C., The Eugenics Review, April 1957.As the three men, Simon, Wing, and Punch trace their phototropic orbits around ...

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