Robert A. Heinlein – The Door Into Summer (Audiobook)

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Grāmatas apraksts no Goodreads/Synopsis from Goodreads:

It is 1970, and electronics engineer Dan Davis has finally made the invention of a lifetime: a household robot with extraordinary abilities, destined to dramatically change the landscape of everyday routine. Then, with wild success just within reach, Dan’s greedy partner and even greedier fiancée steal his work and leave him penniless, and trick him into taking the long sleep—suspended animation for thirty years.

They never imagine that the future time in which Dan awakens has a very limited form of time travel, just enough that Davis can travel back and recover his research. He then again undergoes suspended animation, and awakens again in the high-tech future of the year 2000, with his reputation, fortune, and his sweetheart.

Izdevniecība/Publisher: Blackstone Audio

Kā tiku pie šīs grāmatas?/How I got this book?

Lejuplādēju no www. Izvēlējos no Top 100 Sci-Fi Books grāmatu listes.

Vērtējums/Rating: 3.5/5

Mana recenzija (pārdomas)/My (thoughts) review

Dens Deiviss izgudro robotu, kas katrai mājsaimniece būtu kā sapņu piepildījums, bet viss saiet grīstē, kad viņu piekrāpj topošā līgava un biznesa partneris, bet vēl trakāk, ka pirms tam Dens bija viņai uzdāvinājis uzņēmuma akcijas, tā zaudējot balsu vairākumu. Kopā abi neģēļi dabū gatavu, ka Dens pārdomā un tomēr izvēlas doties 30 gadu garā miegā.

Jāatzīmē, ka 30 gadu tālā nākotne Denam ir 2000.gads. Autora iedomātajā pasaulē sastopamas tehnoloģijas, kuras pat mēs diez vai ieraudzītu pēc 30 gadiem. Tomēr, par laimi Denam, viss nav zaudēts, jo savos pirmsākumos ir patiesa ceļošana laikā, nevis vienkārši ilgāks miegs : ). Lielākais mīnuss – vēl nav iespējams kontrolēt, kurā virzienā tiksi nosūtīts, bet pluss, ir iespējams iestatīt precīzu laiku līdz nedēļai.

Bez Dena no atzīmējamiem tēliem noteikti var minēt kaķi Pītu. Kas atšķirībā no sava kolēģa grafiskajā Sāgā ir mazāks izmēros, bet vārdu apjoms gan plašāks.

Kopumā sižets labs, un pozitīvi, ka autors iztiek bez ierastajām ērmībām

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Dan Davis invents a robot that is a dream to every housewife but everything goes haywire when his fiancée and business partner cheats him not only with their relationship but also in the business. It’s even more bad because not long ago Dan gifted her some of firm’s stock and in so loosing the majority. Together both of them use dirty tricks to change Dan’s mind so he would use long sleep technology to wake up after 30 years.

I should add that when he wakes up the year is 2000, and that some technologies imagined by the author probably still won’t be around us after 30 years more. But luckily for Dan not everything is lost because the real time travel is in its beginning not just a long sleep. Only it has one big drawback, you can’t control if you’re going to end up in the future or past, but one the plus side you can choose a precise time.

Besides Dan another memorable character was a cat Pete. It’s funny that I just started Saga with another noticeable cat. Pete’s size matches a normal house cat, but his word count is a bit larger. : )

Overall the plot was good, and positively Heinlein manages to write this one without usual oddities.

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