Thanasphere Kurt Vonnegut
  • Title: Thanasphere
  • Author: Kurt Vonnegut
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  • Page: 248
  • Format: paper
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    About Kurt Vonnegut

    1. Kurt Vonnegut, Junior was an American novelist, satirist, and most recently, graphic artist He was recognized as New York State Author for 2001 2003 He was born in Indianapolis, later the setting for many of his novels He attended Cornell University from 1941 to 1943, where he wrote a column for the student newspaper, the Cornell Daily Sun Vonnegut trained as a chemist and worked as a journalist before joining the U.S Army and serving in World War II After the war, he attended University of Chicago as a graduate student in anthropology and also worked as a police reporter at the City News Bureau of Chicago He left Chicago to work in Schenectady, New York in public relations for General Electric He attributed his unadorned writing style to his reporting work His experiences as an advance scout in the Battle of the Bulge, and in particular his witnessing of the bombing of Dresden, Germany whilst a prisoner of war, would inform much of his work This event would also form the core of his most famous work, Slaughterhouse Five, the book which would make him a millionaire This acerbic 200 page book is what most people mean when they describe a work as Vonnegutian in scope Vonnegut was a self proclaimed humanist and socialist influenced by the style of Indiana s own Eugene V Debs and a lifelong supporter of the American Civil Liberties Union.The novelist is known for works blending satire, black comedy and science fiction, such as Slaughterhouse Five 1969 , Cat s Cradle 1963 , and Breakfast of Champions 1973


    1. From BBC Radio 4 Extra A pioneering astronaut hears voices in outer space Kurt Vonnegut reflects on mortality and the Cold War Read by Kerry Shalec programmes b007jqzb


    2. Thanasphere by Kurt Vonnegut BBC Radio SciFi Audiobook cheops Kerry Shale reads Kurt Vonnegut s reflection on mortality and the Cold War.Thanasphere is a delicious piece of sci fi philosophy from the 1950s, in which a military space mission is taken over by the voices of the dead, calling back to earth.How will the generals and scientist in charge cope with this sudden confrontation with mortality


    3. Published in the early 50s this is about a man sent into space in secret His mundane task is to report on weather conditions in enemy territory He would also be used as a spotter to better aim nuclear missiles Things don t go as planned for the hard nosed military types when the astronaut starts hearing voices While this is a short story, I did hope for Essentially Kurt asks a rather uninspired question and fails to make any attempt to answer it.


    4. what if a astronaut hears voices of the dead during his earth orbits.spooky


    5. Original Vonnegut short science fiction story written before we had ventured into space and knew not what we might find Such as the voices of the dead.


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