Icarus

Icarus

by Peter Gordon Williams
     
 
Paul, Jane and Robert first met as students at Cambridge. In this novel, human relationships, philosophy, religion and literature are examined within the framework of a science fiction story. Poetry and play scripts arise naturally from the characters involved - Robert is an astrophysicist who wrote poetry in his youth, Paul becomes a famous playwright.
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Paul, Jane and Robert first met as students at Cambridge. In this novel, human relationships, philosophy, religion and literature are examined within the framework of a science fiction story. Poetry and play scripts arise naturally from the characters involved - Robert is an astrophysicist who wrote poetry in his youth, Paul becomes a famous playwright.
Robert, exasperated at the futility of hurling megatons of ironmongery into space, works on a concept of detaching the mind from the body and sending it to explore the universe. His colleague, Julian, is an American neurosurgeon with a sinister past. Julian is fascinated with black holes. A black hole is formed when a star collapses and its density becomes so large that nothing, not even light, can escape from its tremendous gravitational field. Julian believes that a mind, due to its negligible mass, could pass through a black hole unscathed and enter another universe.
Icarus, an entity unifying the two cultures of science and the humanities, is born and sent on a momentous journey.
Icarus continued on his lonely odyssey across the wastes of interstellar space, with its clouds of hydrogen, helium and shimmering particles of dust, to discover a destiny more glorious than that promised by any religion.

"Enjoyed this immensely. A brilliant piece of literature which contains three One Act plays - all murders! - and 21 poems - all contained in a novel wherein human relationships, philosophy, religion and literature are examined within the framework of a science fiction story.
Is it possible to detach the mind from the body, and send it hurtling into space? - and even pass through a black hole and enter another universe? Well, when an astrophysicist, a playwright and a neurosurgeon get together - who knows?
This work is intellectually stimulating, on the move and never pauses for breath. You'll love it."
Maurice James
Editor
Isthmus Literary Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780755210893
Publisher:
Legend Press Ltd
Publication date:
09/08/2008
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

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