View Full Version : does anyone know this sf book title ?
09-24-2006, 01:04 PM
an anthology of sf short stories was published in the 60`s certainly in britain but not sure about the u.s. it had a "trendy,hippy "theme and i think the title was from a chart topping record ,possibly bob dylan . the two stories i remember from it were both about drugs ,in one ; society as a whole habitually uses hallucenogenics 24/7 but the hero decides to experiment and find out what its like to spend a day unstoned and comes to the conclusion that the universe is an immense empty space with some proportionatly minute amounts of matter within it ,contaminated here and there with trace amounts of life quote "biological clockwork ,slowly running down " . the other story i recall was about a guy who took a drug that caused him to experience time as a whole instead of sequentially so that he simultaneously felt the sensation of being born ,being on his death bed and all of his life in between .if any one can help with the title /publisher i`ll be v. greatful !cheers . :cool:
09-24-2006, 05:24 PM
There's a short story and a book of collected stories by Norman Spinrad both called "No Direction Home." It's a little later (the story in 1971 and the book in 1975) than what you want, but it's taken from a Bob Dylan song. The story originally appeared in the British science fiction magazine _New Worlds_. I don't recall exactly what the story was about, but it might be about drugs.
09-24-2006, 07:41 PM
Judith Merril edited an anthology titled England Swings SF in 1968.
Here's the table of contents (http://contento.best.vwh.net/t68.htm#A1483):
The Island Roger Jones ss Science-Fantasy #69 65
Ne Deja Vu Pas Josephine Saxton ss, 1967
Signals John Calder ss New Worlds #166 66
Saint 505 John Clark ss New Worlds Jan 67
The Singular Quest of Martin Borg George Collyn ss New Worlds Feb 65
The First Gorilla on the Moon Bill Butler pm *
Blastoff Kyril Bonfiglioli ss, 1964
You and Me and the Continuum J. G. Ballard ss Impulse Mar 66
Whos in There with Me? Daphne Castell ss *
The Squirrel Cage Thomas M. Disch ss New Worlds Oct 66
Manscarer Keith Roberts nv New Writings in SF. 7, ed. John Carnell, London: Dobson, 1966
The Total Experience Kick Charles Platt ss New Worlds Dec 66
The Silver Needle George MacBeth pm New Worlds Jan 67
The Baked Bean Factory Michael Butterworth ss New Worlds Oct 67
The Hall of Machines Langdon Jones ss New Worlds Mar 68
The Run Christopher Priest ss Impulse May 66
All the Kings Men Barrington J. Bayley nv New Worlds Mar 65
Still Trajectories [Colin Charteris] Brian W. Aldiss ss New Worlds Sep 67
Sun Push Graham M. Hall ss New Worlds Jan 67
Report on a Supermarket Michael Hamburger pm
Dr. Gelabius Hilary Bailey vi New Worlds Apr 68
The Heat Death of the Universe Pamela A. Zoline ss New Worlds Jul 67
The Mountain Michael Moorcock ss Boys World #21; ; as by James Colvin, New Worlds Feb 65
Psychosmosis David I. Masson ss New Worlds Mar 66
The Idea of Entropy at Maenporth Beach Peter Redgrove pm, 1967
Same Autumn in a Different Park Peter Tate ss Fantastic Sep 67
The Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy Considered as a Downhill Motor Race J. G. Ballard ss Ambit #29 66; New Worlds Feb 67
Plan for the Assassination of Jacqueline Kennedy J. G. Ballard ss Ambit #31 66
And I just have to take the opportunity to ask:
In the thread Strange comma spacing on the Web ,and sometimes email (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=387860), elmwood asked:
One thing I've noticed on the Internet ,is that on many message boards and blogs ,and occasionally email ,people often leave a space before a comma ,not after. I've never encountered it in handwriting ,typed and printed correspondence ,or any other media. Why is this practice so prevalent online?
Nobody there gave a good answer. But since you do it in your threads, Lust4Life, maybe you can tell us.
10-01-2006, 02:56 AM
Cheers Wendell! "No direction home "it certainly was ,I`m all the more impressed that you nailed it when i had the wrong decade!
10-01-2006, 03:18 AM
Er I was actually taken to task about my spacings and lack of capital letters on this board by, I assume one of the moderators .On the other boards that I post on (which are U.K.based) it is actually considered to be bad manners to use upper case in postings so I leave extra spacing around punctuation marks(or rather I DID!lol) to prevent everything becoming snarled together in one solid wedge of print to the exclusion of comprehensibility(the worst being an exclamation mark followed by a sentence begining with "l". But now that I`ve joined an altogether much higher caliber of forum I`ve seen the error of my ways and shall transgress no more lol! Mind you I expect that it doesn`t always help when Icome back from the pub full of opiniated enthusiasm and an alcoholic ,warm glow.(and those are my alibi`s and I`m sticking to them!)
10-01-2006, 07:56 AM
Great question, Lust4Life. If Wendell hadn't jumped in there I would have totally nailed it (had I known the answer).
I miss New Wave sf. (Maybe I miss reading about dystopias instead of watching one being born.)
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