Página inicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquise No Site
Este site usa cookies para fornecer nossos serviços, melhorar o desempenho, para análises e (se não estiver conectado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing, você reconhece que leu e entendeu nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade . Seu uso do site e dos serviços está sujeito a essas políticas e termos.

Resultados do Google Livros

Clique em uma foto para ir ao Google Livros

Carregando...

The Door into Summer (1957)

de Robert A. Heinlein

Outros autores: Veja a seção outros autores.

MembrosResenhasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaConversas / Menções
4,085762,979 (3.84)1 / 159
Fiction. Science Fiction. HTML:

Dan Davis, an electronics engineer, had finally made the invention of a lifetime: a household robot that could do almost anything. Wild success was within reach??and Dan's life was ruined. In a plot to steal his business, his greedy partner and greedier fiancée tricked him into taking the "long sleep"??suspended animation for thirty years.

But when he awoke in the far different world of AD 2000, he made an amazing discovery. And suddenly Dan had the means to travel back in time??and get his revenge.

Once again, grand master Robert Heinlein's genius shines through, illustrating why his books have sold millions of copies and won countless a… (mais)

Carregando...

Registre-se no LibraryThing tpara descobrir se gostará deste livro.

» Veja também 159 menções

Inglês (71)  Francês (2)  Polonês (1)  Holandês (1)  Russo (1)  Todos os idiomas (76)
Mostrando 1-5 de 76 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
Since the novel starts in 1970 and then goes into the future, it's easy to forget that this was written in the 50s. Being written much before the computer era, and being set in the near future, which is actually our past now, it suffers from retrofuturism, like a lot of old science fiction. So of course expect no internet, no modern computers, no modern social values... So a modern reader has to be able to see beyond those obstacles in order to enjoy this fine story about time travel and the development of limited types of AI. In fairness to Heinlein, although he did not get the technological details right, the general idea about what kind of tasks AI can do is accurate.

Anyway, other than that, the story is interesting, very readable and fast-paced. It's told in first person by a very creative engineer, and it features industrial theft, various types of time travel, cats and a love story that is actually kind of creepy. There's a kind of optimism and charm in the way the main character is always inventing something, and cares much more about the creation process itself than about the business element.

Being written during the early stage of Heinlein's career, the narration is tight and focused, and I enjoyed it, much more than his later work although it's not my favorite Heinlein novel. ( )
  jcm790 | May 26, 2024 |
A solid enjoyable read. A little slow in a couple spots. I wish Heinlein would have spent more time on the character's relationships and motives. Even now I'm not sure exactly why the protagonist, Davis, did everything he did, but I sure enjoyed the ride.

It also had a really fun happy postmillenial, and almost ethical-judicial end to it. It's good to have some hope for the future. Never stop looking for that door to summer. ( )
  Aidan767 | Feb 1, 2024 |
This story is definitely amusing fluff, which seems right for a short sci-fi novel written in the 1950's. I best liked Pete the cat and that the story does not take itself too seriously. Its attitude toward its female characters is pretty awful, though, even taking into account that was written in the 50's. I have the uncomfortable feeling that RAH was a founding member of the MRA society. The ladies are all evaluated first on their physical attractiveness, and I say "ladies" loosely because this also applies to an 11 year old girl. The only smart woman is a "man-eater" caricature, who gets her just desserts as she ends up old, ugly, man-less, and poor, but still desperately trying to work her wiles on the main character, so that he can give her the full rejection. And the attitude toward the little girl is just creepy, as she is primarily described in terms of her future desirability as a sexual companion. She and the main character (a man in his 30's), get "engaged" just before he goes into suspended animation, and he gives her instructions to also put herself into suspended animation when she's 21 so they can wake up together and get married. Which they both do. And even then, she's treated as though she's still that little girl, only with a sexy adult body. Gross.

Audiobook, borrowed from my public library via Overdrive. The performance by Patrick Lawlor is excellent - he reads with just the right amount of self-aware amusement - and dragged this book back up to 3 stars to redeem it from its miserable female characters. ( )
  Doodlebug34 | Jan 1, 2024 |
Creative exploration of engineering, Time Travel and Cold Sleep in Fiction, but marred by patriarchal roles and misogyny as essential parts of societal customs. Typical Heinlein
  sallypursell | Oct 13, 2023 |
The cat is the only character I remember, but not the plot. ( )
  mykl-s | Aug 12, 2023 |
Mostrando 1-5 de 76 (seguinte | mostrar todas)
sem resenhas | adicionar uma resenha

» Adicionar outros autores (10 possíveis)

Nome do autorFunçãoTipo de autorObra?Status
Heinlein, Robert A.autor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
D'Achille, GinoArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Della Frattina, BeataTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Giancola, DonatoArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Holmberg, John-HenriTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Holmes, JohnArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Hunter, MelArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Shaw, BarclayArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Szafran, GeneArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Thole, KarelArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Warhola, JamesArtista da capaautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Você deve entrar para editar os dados de Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Compartilhado.
Título canônico
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Lugares importantes
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Eventos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
For
A. P. and Phyllis
Mick and Annette
Aelurophiles All
Primeiras palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
One winter shortly before the Six Weeks War my, tomcat, Petronius the Arbiter, and I lived in an old farmhouse in Connecticut.
Citações
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Le suicide est une expérience trop définitive, même en des circonstances mathématiquement intrigantes.
Despite the crepehangers, romanticists, and anti-intellectuals, the world steadily grows better because the human mind, applying itself to environment, makes it better. With hands...with tools...with horse sense and science and engineering.
Últimas palavras
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
Aviso de desambiguação
Editores da Publicação
Autores Resenhistas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Idioma original
Informação do Conhecimento Comum em inglês. Edite para a localizar na sua língua.
CDD/MDS canônico
LCC Canônico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês (1)

Fiction. Science Fiction. HTML:

Dan Davis, an electronics engineer, had finally made the invention of a lifetime: a household robot that could do almost anything. Wild success was within reach??and Dan's life was ruined. In a plot to steal his business, his greedy partner and greedier fiancée tricked him into taking the "long sleep"??suspended animation for thirty years.

But when he awoke in the far different world of AD 2000, he made an amazing discovery. And suddenly Dan had the means to travel back in time??and get his revenge.

Once again, grand master Robert Heinlein's genius shines through, illustrating why his books have sold millions of copies and won countless a

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo em haiku

Current Discussions

Nenhum(a)

Capas populares

Links rápidos

Avaliação

Média: (3.84)
0.5
1 7
1.5 3
2 53
2.5 7
3 200
3.5 47
4 332
4.5 35
5 211

É você?

Torne-se um autor do LibraryThing.

 

Sobre | Contato | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blog | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Históricas | Os primeiros revisores | Conhecimento Comum | 207,117,881 livros! | Barra superior: Sempre visível