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No toy at all when blackmailers discovered how to use it to see into the secret life of any victim and government officials found it could permit surveillance of any person any time anywhe. My appreciation for Bob Shaw is growing Second book of his I ve read that deal with optics blindness and vision Alban Garrod is a scientist that discovered some sort of glass that delays the passage of visible radiation through it A series of intertwined plots regarding the glass properties applied to criminal cases and the main character s struggle to free himself from the shackles of a marriage for convenience are well narrated in this slim tomeThe bonus Jane Wason Gosh I want of her The Line permit surveillance of any Your Naughty Playmate 3 - Cuckolding Fantasy person any time anywhe. My appreciation for Bob Shaw is growing Second book of his I ve read that deal with optics blindness and vision Alban Garrod is a scientist that discovered some sort of glass that delays the Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya passage of visible radiation through it A series of intertwined Twisted plots regarding the glass The Exploration of the Male Anatomy properties applied to criminal cases and the main character s struggle to free himself from the shackles of a marriage for convenience are well narrated in this slim tomeThe bonus Jane Wason Gosh I want of her

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Other Days Other Eyes

Ars It stopped being a toy when great new jeliners began to crash caraccidents multiplied astronomically and a mounting toll of deaths and disasters revealed its true potential And it was. Other Days Other Eyes is another of those forgotten 70s science fiction novels that I ve been hunting down recently This was one of Bob Shaw s sci fi classics as it explored this new concept of slow glass an innovative type of glass that could record and store events which take place before it to reveal them months or years later Slow glass manages to do this by slowing down the light that travels through it and thus a whole industry emerges that uses this new level of technology with its inventor a character named Alban Garrod uickly becoming rich and famousYet with fame and wealth comes a whole host of dangers that Garrod has to navigate as the Government decides that it can use slow glass as a form of mass surveillance to spy on the public Big Brother starts to get involved and the plot begins to thicken I liked Other Days Other Eyes as it utilised a technology that seems so simple and demonstrates how in the wrong hands it can become a force for the destruction of privacy everywhere It s an interesting concept but the book began to feel very rushed half way through and went off on a couple of unnecessary tangents instead of focusing on the main storyline which would have kept me engaged towards the end However if you like sci fi and Big Brother themes you ll still enjoy it All Night Long (Nannies, potential And it was. Other Days Other Eyes is another of those forgotten 70s science fiction novels that I ve been hunting down recently This was one of Bob Shaw s sci fi classics as it explored this new concept of slow glass an innovative type of glass that could record and store events which take The Freeze-Frame Revolution public Big Brother starts to get involved and the The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 plot begins to thicken I liked Other Days Other Eyes as it utilised a technology that seems so simple and demonstrates how in the wrong hands it can become a force for the destruction of

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Slow glass was an amusing scientific toy Light traveled through it so slowly that looking through a pane of it you might see what had happened five minutes ago on the other side or five ye. Science fiction writers often miss out on the credit they re due for correctly predicting the future just because they got one niggling little detail wrong No fan of hard SF should have been surprised by WikiLeaks it was obvious that sooner or later technology was going to make it impossible to keep secrets The only uestion was the nature of the technology usedWell TL Sherred probably got there first with his classic 1947 short E For Effort and then there was Isaac Asimov in 1956 with The Dead Past In both of these stories people invent a gizmo time viewer or chronoscope depending on the version which allows you to view arbitrary scenes from the past Of course the past starts just a microsecond ago so you can also see the present and spy on everyone Both Sherred and Asimov see the government as grabbing the invention and using it for their nefarious ends Then in this 1972 novel Shaw comes up with a new method The hero accidentally invents a form of glass which slows down light to a crawl Light going in emerges days months or even years later People uickly think up clever applications You can have street lights that don t need any power just releasing at night the light that came in during the daytime An industry springs up for slow glass picture windows You put the sheet of glass in a scenic location let it soak up several years of pretty views and then sell it to city folks who are tired of looking at the parking lot Eventually people realise that slow glass is the ultimate camera no moving parts at all so it can be microminiaturized and mass produced at low cost Yet another nefarious government sprays slow glass dust everywhere so everyone is under constant surveillance wherever they are Though bizarrely I think this turns out to be a Good Thing because it lets the hero leave his nasty wife and take up instead with his hot secretary Well it was the early 70sAnyway for whatever reason hardly anyone predicted the rise of the personal computer and the Internet so they missed the obvious solution No need to bend the laws of physics Just make computers so cheap and easy to operate that everyone uses them to store all their sensitive information then link them together in a fast network that allows a disgruntled employee to send a thousand pages worth of dirt around the world in a couple of seconds Amazing we didn t think of that But honestly does it matter I think Sherred Asimov and Shaw essentially figured it out before the rest of us even realised there might be a problem A for alertness And how come not one journalist this week has mentioned them


10 thoughts on “Other Days Other Eyes

  1. says:

    Science fiction writers often miss out on the credit they're due for correctly predicting the future just because they got one niggling little detail wrong No fan of hard SF should have been surprised by WikiLeaks it was obvious that sooner or later technology was going to make it impossible to keep secrets Th

  2. says:

    At last year's Boring conference a concrete enthusiast demonstrated a block which did some very strange things with light and made

  3. says:

    Bob Shaw's story Light of Other Days 1966 is one of the great classics of science fiction In a mere ten pages or so it su

  4. says:

    Other Days Other Eyes is another of those 'forgotten' 70s science fiction novels that I've been hunting down recently This was one of Bob Shaw's sci fi classics as it explored this new concept of 'slow glass' an innovative type of glass that could record and store events which take place before it to reveal them months or years later Slow glass manages to do this by slowing down the light that travels through it and thus a whole industry em

  5. says:

    Is it an anthology or a fix up? Does it matter? Shaw came up with a simple idea which in the hands of another author may have resulted in one decent story Shaw does than that He spends time thinking through the implications not for great pyrotechnical sci fi effect but for ordinary people; the small differences that one thing one invention can make to a life Shaw used to refer to these clever ideas and the d

  6. says:

    4 stars for creeping me out with it’s prescience We don’t have slow glass but we have cameras everywhere and social media pressuring us to relieve us of our own privacy for the edification of people who shouldn’t matter to us anyway So

  7. says:

    Occasionally you read a science fiction book that not only explores the future but holds up a dark mirror to our past In a series of disturbing and thoughtful vignettes Bob Shaw explores how the invention of slow glass which alters light and enhances perception effects both personal relationships and global privacy Sadly the book is out of p

  8. says:

    This book was written in 1972 A book I read and liked in my teens so I decided to re read to see how it has survived the passage of timeThe concept behind the book is brilliant a scientist invents a form of glass so dense that light can take years to pass through With experimentation the project is commercialised to produce a new product slow glass Ten year slow glass windows for example can be set over a beautiful harb

  9. says:

    My appreciation for Bob Shaw is growing Second book of his I've read that deal with optics blindness and vision Alban Garrod is a scientist that discovered some sort of glass that delays the passage of visible radiation through it A series of intertwined plots regarding the glass properties applied to criminal

  10. says:

    This is one of the best science fiction books I have ever read and I read a lot of science fiction I think about this book often The idea of slow glass and its impact on how the characters behave and react to it was very realistic 1010 would recommend to anyone who loves sci fi and introspection

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