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FANTASCIENZA - L'altra faccia della Cosa: la vicenda del grande classico rivisitata dal punto di vista dell'Alieno. Premio Shirley Jackson, finalista premio Hugo, Locus e SturgeonNel grande classico di John Wood Campbell jr "La cosa", dal quale sono stati tratti ben tre film, abbiamo seguito la storia degli uomini della base nell'antartico che scoprono nei ghiacci una creaFANTASCIENZA - L'altra faccia della Cosa: la vicenda del grande classico rivisitata dal punto di vista dell'Alieno. Premio Shirley Jackson, finalista premio Hugo, Locus e SturgeonNel grande classico di John Wood Campbell jr "La cosa", dal quale sono stati tratti ben tre film, abbiamo seguito la storia degli uomini della base nell'antartico che scoprono nei ghiacci una creatura aliena, un mostro, una "cosa" terrificante. Ma la storia può essere vista anche da un altro punto di vista. Quello di un viaggiatore dello spazio che dopo un incidente si risveglia circondato da esseri alieni che gli danno la caccia. Esseri che a loro volta, dal "suo" punto di vista, sono mostri, sono "cose" altrettanto terrificanti. Finalista a tutti i maggiori premi del settore e vincitore del premio Shirley Jackson per il suspense psicologico, un piccolo classico che non vi farà più vedere i mostri nello stesso modo. Canadese, classe 1958, Peter Watts ha vinto il premio Hugo nel 2010 col racconto "L'isola", ma c'era già arrivato vicino nel 2006 col romanzo "Blindsight". Biologo specializzato nei mammiferi marini, Watts ha sfruttato le sue conoscenze scientifiche nel romanzo con cui ha esordito, "Starfish", al quale ha dato finora tre seguiti....

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Number of Pages : 52 Pages
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  • James
    2019-03-29 17:31

    Holy. Shit.Peter Watts is not unfamiliar to me. I read "Blindsight" and "Starfish" a few years ago, and upon completing the latter, was consumed by guilt. I'd been gobbling up Creative Commons and otherwise free fiction for some time (and continue to do so), but I had not yet stumbled across anything approaching "Bestseller" qualities. I sent Mr. Watts a few pitiful dollars and an email about how I'd enjoyed the books, and put the two Rifters sequels on my to-read list.I just now had intended to finally get around to beginning "Malestrom," and by chance happened across Watts' newscrawl, which includes, among other things, several illustrations for "The Things."For those of you not in the know, "The Thing" is a 1982 film by John Carpenter, and widely hailed as a psychological thriller home run. The premise: an alien crash-lands on Earth, freezes in the ice, and is thawed millions of years later by curious humans, who soon discover the creature's knack for shapeshifting and consuming the flesh of other organisms, and creating perfect imitations thereof. It's a fantastic film.As if I didn't celebrate Watts' work already, "The Things" absolutely perfectly tickles my inner Carpenter fan, and expands on this story from a completely unique perspective: the alien's.For a creature that has known no individuality, but instead forks and merges, sharing sensory experiences and thought, an encounter with beings incapable of consuming or changing is a frightening one. Watts sets us down in front of the "cancer" of individuality from the perspective of the Creature, and forces us to take a long gaze into the consistency and sense of the horrifying conclusions it draws.Absolutely fantastic. If you've seen the film, DO NOT let this short story escape your attention.

  • Gianfranco Mancini
    2019-03-28 12:27

    Voto: 3,5Godibile racconto breve che riassume la storia del capolavoro cinematografico di John Carpenter, "La Cosa" (1982), narrandolo dal punto di vista della creatura per la quale i veri mostri siamo noi.Carino, ed il finale conferma chi sia il mostro tra MacReady e Childs.(view spoiler)[Ma se avete visto il film almeno 100 volte come me, vi sarete accorti prima o poi che Mac respira e Childs NO... (hide spoiler)]Forse giusto un po' troppo corto, ma se siete fan del film dategli una letta.Molto meglio La Cosa di John W. Campbell Jr., il classico originale che ha ispirato ben tre film.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Michael Chasin
    2019-03-30 17:38

    One of the best short stories I have ever read. A necessary companion piece to John Carpenter's masterpiece, which it almost manages to transcend.With this story, Watts takes the greatest monster in film history and bestows upon it a consciousness and psychology at once recognizable and terribly, horrifically alien.This piece provides the most chilling answer ever given to the question of whether we are alone in the Universe:There is life out there. But we are more alone than we could ever have imagined.

  • Kurazaybo
    2019-03-24 16:19

    A wonderful alternate point of view to the classic Carpenter's movie "The thing"

  • Kelsey
    2019-04-01 13:46

    Chilling look at The Thing (1982) from the point of view of the Thing itself. Cold, logical, and very creepy. Might be difficult to follow if you haven't seen the movie. Definitely worth it for fans. "And when I assimilated them in turn—when my biomass changed and flowed into shapes unfamiliar to local eyes—I took that communion in solitude, having learned that the world does not like what it doesn't know."

  • Jay C
    2019-04-20 11:43

    Brilliant re-telling of the classic sci-fi story, "The Thing" (or "The Thing from Another World"), from the perspective of the alien entity(!) Familiarity with the original story or movies is a prerequisite for appreciating this story, though. Fulfilling Watts' approach effectively is a tall order, but he nails it. Must read for sci-fi fans.

  • Ronnie Ritchie
    2019-04-02 15:29

    Great read!

  • Packi
    2019-04-08 17:29

    The classic psycho-horror movie "The Thing" narrated from the perspective of the alien. Just read it!

  • Warren Benton
    2019-03-30 13:39

    interesting short story about a biomass that is slowly invading earth. it may have helped if I had seen the movie to have a little reference for the story

  • William (Liam) Dixon
    2019-03-28 11:25

    p cool short story, I won't ruin it.