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Ballroom of the Skies

READ & DOWNLOAD à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú John D. MacDonald

Clearly building for the secondPeople shrug War is man's nature they think Until Drake Lorin discovers the aliens living among us and begins to divine their sinister purpos MacDonald expressed some interesting and thought provoking ideas about war and peace and progress What was disappointing for me was the story as a story; I have read roughly a dozen or books by MacDonald not just Travis McGee tales and the storytelling here is the weakest I have read by him

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Have you ever stopped to wonder why the world is eternally war torn Why men of good will seeking only peace are driven relentlessly to further disaster MacDonlad's novel sug Something Mysterious Is Going OnBallroom of the Skies is MacDonald’s second science fiction novel following on the heels of Wine of the Dreamers This novel written in 1951 and published in 1952 early in MacDonald’s career is a companion piece to Dreamers It does not continue the same story but explores the same themes such as how to account for the long history of wars and conflict and the idea that space aliens with telepathic And telekinetic powers walk amongst us often manipulating us for their own ends In the end this turned out to be a brilliant thoughtful novel It was however a struggle to get into as a reader with this first part being a bit stiff and disjointed and the story not really exciting for a while This one is worth sticking with though There are seuences in it that are horrific and filled with as much psychological turmoil as anything Some of the ideas that are played out here were certainly further developed by later authors It’s odd that MacDonald gave up on science fiction because he seemed to have so many interesting ideas to explore but it appears his interests lay elsewhere

READ & DOWNLOAD à PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ú John D. MacDonald

Gests a strange and sinister explainationHere we enter an intricate future society in which India rules the globe The First Atomic War has just ended and already momentum is The story bored me a bit at first but not too much Then it got really interesting Our hero a modern Don uixote gets knocked around from one end of the planet to the other But he perseveres I've read this before and forgotten a bit of it I thought the ending was a bit different

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 176
  • Ballroom of the Skies
  • John D. MacDonald
  • English
  • 03 May 2018
  • 9780231019934

About the Author: John D. MacDonald

John D MacDonald was born in Sharon Pa and educated at the Universities of Pennsylvania Syracuse and Harvard where he took an MBA in 1939 During WW2 he rose to the rank of Colonel and while serving in the Army and in the Far East sent a short story to his wife for sale successfully He served in the Office of Strategic Services OSS in the China Burma India Theater of Operations A