Eight Keys to Eden
by Clifton Mark
The book is full of excitement, mature philosophy and gentle irony. All that combined with really great plot makes an extremely interesting story with unbelievable ending. Despite its intellectually-oriented theme, this is a well-written novel that is not at all difficult going for the reader. Clifton writes with pure clarity and simplicity, so the novel is easy to be understood. The book is full of refined and sophisticated humor that finely interweaves with actions. Every time you read this book, you will definitely find something new, not mentioned previously. "Eight keys to Eden" is full of mysteries and surprises. This novel is basically about perception, about the way people filter all their thoughts, ideas, and words through their already existing experiences. Doing that, they miss real opportunities to process truly new information. Rather philosophical novel, don’t you think so? It will be interesting and useful for the kids and also for their parents. Easy and light, it is to be read at one breath. "Eight keys to Eden" is a classic literature ‘must have’ for everyone, who doesn’t see his life without books. This masterpiece is worth being a part of your home library or mentioning in the list of your favorite books. It totally changes the way you think, despite the fact this is a simple (as it may seem at first sight) science fiction book.
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...caused him to strut a little, buthe'd got over it. He was single, had no ties, wanted none. He had a goodjob which he took seriously, was doing significant work which he alsotook seriously, was paid premium wages even for a space captain, whichdidn't matter except in terms of recognition. He didn't mind goinganywhere in the known universe, or how long he would be away. He hopedhe would get back someday, but he wasn't fanatic about it. In a routine so well-practiced that it had become ritual, he checkedover the cruiser point by point. Of course the maintenance men hadchecked each item when they had, after his last trip, dismantled, cleaned, oiled, polished, tested, and reassembled one part afteranother. Then maintenance supervisors had checked over the ship with agimlet-eyed attitude of hoping to find some flaw, just one tiny flub, sothey could turn some luckless mechanic inside out. The InspectionDepartment, traditionally an enemy of Maintenance, took over from thereand inspected every...
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