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Other days, other eyes Hardcover – 1972. SF crosses all boundaries.

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Light of Other Days" is a science fiction short story by Irish writer Bob Shaw. It was originally published in August 1966 in Analog Science Fiction and Fact

Light of Other Days" is a science fiction short story by Irish writer Bob Shaw. It was originally published in August 1966 in Analog Science Fiction and Fact. The story uses the idea of "slow glass": glass through which light takes years to pass. Bob Shaw used this idea again in later stories. The story's title is derived from Thomas Moore's poem "Oft, in the Stilly Night"; the poem is quoted within the story.

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This is not a comedy, but Bob Shaw could never resist slipping in a joke here and there-and some of the jokes here read like out-takes from his Serious .

This is not a comedy, but Bob Shaw could never resist slipping in a joke here and there-and some of the jokes here read like out-takes from his Serious Scientific Talks. For the most part, however, Other Days, Other Eyes is serious and even sad. The most memorable part of the novel is the first sidelight, the Hugo and Nebula award nominated short story The Light of Other Days (1966). Nobody could forget the image of a man sitting in the rain staring at the windows of his house for glimpses of his dead wife and child.

Other days, other eyes. ISBN 10: 0575014857 ISBN 13: 9780575014855. Publisher: Gollancz, 1972.

One million tomorrows. Other days, other eyes. Tomorrow lies in ambush. British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data. Shaw, Bob, Dark night in toyland. ISBN 0 575 04448 9. Typeset at the Spartan Press Limited, Lymington Hants.

Any other man would have gladly given up, but then, Sam Tallon had no choice, for he was the unfortunate . Bob Shaw (1931 - 1996) Bob Shaw was born in Belfast in 1931. After working in engineering, aircraft design and journalism he became a full time writer in 1975.

Any other man would have gladly given up, but then, Sam Tallon had no choice, for he was the unfortunate possessor of the single most important secret in the universe - a secret which had to be returned to Earth, somehow.

If you're a science fiction fan of a certain age, you probably remember a short story called "Light of Other Days" -- or at least the term "slow glass". If you don't remember, suffice it to say that "slow glass" is a type of material, not really glass at all, which has the property of transmitting light extremely slowly -- a sheet of it 1/4" thick can take up to 5 years to start showing an image on the other side. Shaw wrote a couple of other slow-glass stories, and then patched them together with a framing story to make a novel. (It's a short novel of the type you used to get in the 60s and 70s, not one of today's 300-pagers.)

I am pleased to report that the book holds up pretty well for something published in 1972. There are some dated stereotypes, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that it's had a visit from the Suck Fairy, and the framing story is still very relevant in concept if not in detail -- it's about the rise of technology that promotes government surveillance. The characterization is fairly good, with both main characters having noticeable flaws (which help explain some of the stereotypes). The protagonist's arc is... well, let's just say that I was expecting something less predictable after a couple of things that happened, but oh well. The three short stories are presented as "interludes", but the relevant details in them are woven into the framing story very nicely. The one downcheck is the third short story, which I think is too closely tied to its period to hold up well -- it's about an American POW in Vietnam. The other two are more universally applicable; one is about grief, and the other about justice.
I had seen a newspaper article about this story and author several years ago. I was immediately interested in reading it, however, I was never able to find it anywhere, online or in bookstores. I, for some reason, decided to look on again, and I found it!! I am so thrilled. The copy I received was in almost perfect condition and sold as a collector's item. It looked like it had never been read by anyone, except me, of course. And I love the story, with the concept of slow glass and its applications. I am a sucker for a good science fiction story, anyway. It's pretty neat having a book from the 1970s in such good condition. Thank you Amazon for having this listed on your website.
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Slow glass is one of my favourite inventions ever.
To begin with a man who has developed very thick glass as a safety feature for sports cars' windscreens, wonders why these cars are being involved in more traffic collisions. Turns out the density of the glass is slowing down the passage of light. Retardite (trademark) is then launched for increasingly innovative uses.
This is a collection of three short stories as the slow glass becomes part of people's lives. My favourite is Light of other days. This builds on the notion that if you place a sheet of glass in a picturesque setting, the view is absorbed and the glass can later be placed as a window wall so the view will emerge on the other side.
Another takes a look at crimes being committed in front of a piece of slow glass - no other witness, and how long are you willing to wait to see the truth emerge on the other side?
And no, it did not improve the personal life of the inventor, whose wife becomes keen for him to wear slow glass so she can see what he gets up to all day. This was before the large scale development of CCTV which in many ways builds on the premises of this book.

Bob Shaw was a Northern Irish SF writer, a friend of James White and Brian W Aldiss while they were all young, even though they did not all share the same religion. SF crosses all boundaries. Shaw also wrote the Ragged Astronauts trilogy and many other works.
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Bob Shaw's short stories about 'slow glass', were carefully crafted, moving and elegant. Unfortunately, this brilliance was somewhat subverted by the conversion of those stories into novel form.
Whereas the themes of the stories are centred around memory and loss, the novel turns this on its head with a recycled plot about the inventor who accidentally destroys the world. In the novel's case, the basic idea is almost entirely ripped off Asimov's 'The Dead Past', in which a technology is unleashed on the world which allows everyone to spy on everyone else. In Shaw's novel, Alban Garrod's invention of a new form of glass which slows light, results eventually in the government deploying ubiquitous slow glass dust, turning everything into a potential surveillance device.
The emotional development of the novel is also poor, not to say thunderingly misogynistic (a trait to be found in many of Shaw's novels of this period). Alban Garrod is held back by his nagging wife, Esther, whose father initially provided him with seed capital. He finds freedom with a beautiful, compliant, and vaguely oriental-looking secretary, while Esther is left blinded by an accident at his home laboratory. This blindness means she is able to hold on to Garrod and force him to act as her eyes, by making him wear a pair of slow glass 'lenses' which she can then wear the next day, so he is almsost literally forced to live in the past. It is all very heavy-handed and unpleasant, and there are similar strains of misogyny in other Shaw novels, especially 'Orbitsville'. It is odd, because I had never noticed this in his short pieces, and it unfortunately tends to lessen my appreciation of Shaw as a writer.
Despite all this, there is an intriguingly poetic technology at the centre of this novel, and some insightful commentary on the politics of surveillance and privacy, and you still get the excellent original short stories included as 'sidelights' to the main plot.
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