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La Nuit des temps

Y a un émetteur sous la glaceue vont découvrir les savants et les techniciens venus du monde entier ui creusent la glace à la rencontre du mystère La Nuit des temps c'est à la fois un reportage une ép. Welcome to the 60 s sci fi of Barjavel where women are only valued for their beauty are the only ones who ever cry and are mainly just preoccupied with shallow things or romancesex and where black people actually come from another planet imported by whites naturally This is a pathetic attempt at a futuristic Romeo Juliet that has most certainly not aged well The first 50% were torture to read with all the male chauvinism then it got better but the book as a whole never stopped being stupid I m guessing Barjavel wasn t a fan of the theory of evolution

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Dans l'immense paysage gelé les membres des Expéditions Polaires françaises font un relevé du relief sous glaciaire Un incroyable phénomène se produit les appareils sondeurs enregistrent un signal Il. This is a confusing book to rate There is much in The Ice People that is not good The characters feel like mouthpieces The plot is convenient than organic And yet I can t deny that there is something strangely unsettling about the book and not necessarily in a bad wayThe Ice People translated from the French La Nuit des Temps tells the story of an international coalition of scientists and their incredible discovery far beneath the Antarctic ice the last remnants of a highly advanced 900000 year old human civilization including two cryogenically preserved survivors As the scientists struggle to communicate with the survivors and glean the wondrous knowledge that they possess the outside world is caught between awe and terror of what that new technology might mean for themBarjavel grew up with the First World War and witnessed the Second When he wrote The Ice People in 1968 the world was caught in the deep shadows of the Cold War which was a far frightening time than can be understood through history books The Ice People feels like a passionate response to a world gone mad a breath away from complete and utter destruction Every conflict is of the highest stakes characters spout idealistic screeds extolling the desperate measures needed to save mankindNone of that makes for great reading and yet there is something about the author s passion that is deeply affecting He describes technological wonders that can be accomplished through the putting aside of differences a global cloud computing network a universal translator and those descriptions are moving in a way that similar descriptions in modern science fiction books are not In addition the overt idealism in The Ice People grated on me and yet also let me strangely wistful That reaction left me wondering if there is a part of me that wishes for something that would wash my adult cynicism away so that I could wholeheartedly and unreservedly believe in the ultimate salvation of mankindAnd then there is the love story that lies at the heart of The Ice People Unlike the other plot threads the tale of Elea and Paikan is human well told and could have sustained a book all by itself It too left me wistful but for the belief that true love is attainable and within reachModern books are nuanced and subtle and full of greys and I love them for that But I guess what The Ice People taught me is that I miss the days when I believed that the world could be pure and perfect

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Opée mêlant présent et futur et un rand chant d'amour passionné Traversant le laine universel comme un trait de feu le destin d'Eléa et de Païkan les emmène vers le grand mythe des amants légendaire. Early sci fi which unfortunately hasn t aged well There are several original intriguing ideas such as the ability of science and discovery to cross geo political boundaries especially at times of heightened tensions when little else can the devastating loss of irreplaceable artifacts that can arise when science rushes forward with insufficient precautions the limits of cooperative governance structures and the devastating effects of geopolitical game theory It was pretty cool to read one of the earliest sci fi imaginings of big data computer modeling The book is definitely rooted in the 1960s the narrowly averted Cuban Missile Crisis the limits of Mutually Assured Destruction growing popularyouthutopian unrest increasing investment in sciencetech dominance the role of the media in bolstering popular support for scientific investment and the resulting push to turn the process of scientific discovery into a digestible reality TV style performance And this was written before the moon landing and before the 1968 student riots Impressively prescient However the 1960s also left their mark in less desirable ways There are extremely uncomfortable racist and mysogynist moments somewhat akin to the Tintin au Congo comic book or the Little Black Sambo children s book People are described as black yellow red etc Women are described first and foremost by their physical attributes the Russian scientist is described as something of a harpy who regularly gets slapped on the ass and men take the lead on everything professionalscientific even when the women have literally the exact same training which the author does not seem to have a problem with The narrator is supposed to be this endearing example of unreuited love who takes care of Elea when everyone else treats her as a specimen but I couldn t get over how he fell for her upon seen her perfect naked body and his vision of love seemed awfully close to a mildly manipulative yearning to posses her in body and soul Excuse me while I go throw up Not to mention that I found the core love story to be over the top eyeroll inducing saccharine shlok No joke these are perfect physical specimens of the human race with the perfect amorous relationship riding bareback through the forest strolling along a lake while allowing the horses to disappear god knows where and then having perfect sex in a swimming pool All that was missing was puppies and rainbows The perfect characters and their perfect lives were reminiscent of Barbie and Ken dolls plastic unrelatable and dull The world building and the plot itself were also pretty shallow and unbelievable Overall 1960s s aside I think I would have enjoyed it much had I read it as a young teen


About the Author: René Barjavel

René Barjavel né le 24 janvier 1911 à Nyons Drôme et décédé le 24 novembre 1985 à Paris est un écrivain et journaliste français principalement connu pour ses romans d'anticipationCertains thèmes y reviennent fréuemment chute de la civilisation causée par les excès de la science et la folie de la guerre caractère éternel et indestructible de l'amour Ravage Le Grand Secret La Nuit des te



10 thoughts on “La Nuit des temps

  1. says:

    Simply the best SciFi romance I have ever read This would make a great movie It has science history romance politics media skullduggeryThe setting is only a little bit dated and could easily be updated current events because the story

  2. says:

    25 stars Found this book on a list of best science fiction stories that you have never heard of or something similar It had a decent premise two people from an advanced civilization that disappeared 900000 years ago are found frozen in Antarctica and revived The book was okay and a decent read but not worthy of inclusion on a best list in my opinion at least

  3. says:

    This is a confusing book to rate There is much in The Ice People that is not good The characters feel like mouthpieces The

  4. says:

    Welcome to the 60's sci fi of Barjavel where women are only valued for their beauty are the only ones who ever cry and are mainly just preoccupied with shallow things or romancesex and where black people actually come from another planet imported by whites naturally This is a pathetic attempt at a futuristic Romeo Juliet that has most certainly not aged well The first 50% were torture to read with all the ma

  5. says:

    45 5First this book can be read super uickly Honestly if I had nothing to do laast weekend and if I didn't want to take my time to read the end it would have been a really uick read The writing is easy to understand and transport the reader in the South Pole where the story is set I was not charmed by the beginning of the book the setting was not attractive to me and some things bugged me like sexism and a certain way to speak of people o

  6. says:

    La Nuit des Temps is a love story but also a dystopia that reveals a world long buried for thousands of years u

  7. says:

    This novel seems to be slightly obscure in the English language sci fi world the original French version was a best seller after it came out in France in 1970 which is surprising because it's a lot of fun there's fast moving action romance idealistic scientists trying to save humanity from the machinations of cynical politicians

  8. says:

    I wasn't going to rate this originally because it's slightly unfair to review a classic by today's standards I think it's tricky to read books from the 20th century because the language is very much not dated whilst the disc

  9. says:

    Early sci fi which unfortunately hasn't aged well There are several original intriguing ideas such as the ability of science and discovery to cross geo political boundaries especially at times of heightened tensions when little else can; the

  10. says:

    This is my all time favorite book I read it for the first time 22 years ago I was eight I was bored the library was closed for the holidays and it was there in my sister's room waiting for me I was too young to understand every word but the sheer beauty and emotion of the love story just blew me away I've read it every year since I

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