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The humans, meanwhile, are stuck on the death end; unlike the tangled jungles of the hothouse world, they don’t benefit much from the death of one of their adversaries.

Like Liked by 2 people Reply. However, I would have liked it even more if I could actually form in my head a clear shape brlan those things.

Could the position of the Moon, still visible in the sky, really form “one angle of a vast equilateral triangle which held the Earth and Sun at its other angles”? These people are primitive.

This is a letter I will always treasure. Want to Read saving…. Recently when it was given to me as a present, I had a chance to reread it- and I really liked it again. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

The Magic Morel and its genetic-memories shit? Those parts when the fungus aldixs to bian over the life of one of the protagonists was probably my favourite part of the novel. Jul 14, Ivana Books Are Magic rated it really liked it.

Hothouse (1962), by Brian Aldiss

These poor vulnerable victims of the grand enlightenment should have been forewarned. The land is dominated by a single banyan tree that grows as high as the skyline, while the coast is populated with giant, battling seaweed. Babel Delany, Samuel R. I was surprised how much I liked this riot of imagination of post-humans clinging to survival in a world where plants have taken over. To quote the great JG Ballard: Ted Gioia writes about music, literature and pop culture.


Early in the novel, he is infected by a parasitic, sentient fungus which slowly takes control of his mind and plans to use Gren to conquer the world. Like Liked by 1 person Reply.

I had so much fun reading about the setting that I didn’t even care that the plot was flimsy. The humans climb the tree,to the top level and leave the “souls” there. It’s as if The Mist had been written by a mad Plant Biologist with a thing against animal life. They hide inside a Traverser to make the return journey to Earth. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

They do the best they can and often it ends tragically- yes, there are tragic moments. Humans have adapted to short brutish lives as small green creatures amid the jungle canopy. Will we successfully negotiate the ‘Long Sojourn into Harmony and Balance’ as the humans in my novel ‘ Eden’s Womb ‘ have? My god, that aspect of this novel was pretty damn cool. What impresses me now, apart from the author’s far-reaching imagination, is his skill at constructing the tale. Like Liked by 2 people.

The ” gross vegetable equivalent of a spider, the first vegetable astronaut ” that wanders between the Earth and the Moon was one of my favourite specimens in a flora that could only have been imagined while in a bad trip or during a fever nightmare. Dangerous, carnivorous plants are everywhere – some species are even mobile hunters! Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Literary sf, to make up a term, tends to be set pretty much in our world still but with some easily understood changes. Bonkers, in a good way.

But for sheer creativity and uniqueness, it is unparalleled. Apr 30, Althea Ann rated it did not like it.

But who is to know that far into the future What happens with the humans? No, no and no. Shining on half the Earth. And where did you find out about the Harrison hothluse Christopher books to come? At first he was a good tool for exposition in terms of explaining how the earth used to be through the “eternal memory” of a human being, and while I didnt want to see a future earth controlled by them, I did feel that his story was apdiss too short.


Brian Aldiss’s Hothouse – mirabile dictu

The plo It’s not just pulp fiction – it’s vegetable-pulp fiction! My early impression reading this science fiction novel set on Earth in a far future, when our plant’s aldiws has stalled and weird, dynamic forms of vegetable life are dominant, leaving the rest – tiny humans, wasps, termites and a few others to battle on as best they can was to feel the similarities with J G Ballard’s The Aldisss World.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Above it all, a spider-like breed of traversers sling webs back and forth to the immobile moon: May he hothohse to do so. I am not sure about the profundity that some other reviewers mentioned in their reviews of this book if there is a subtext it is not obvious to me, but for sheer escapism, you can not beat this one.

It’s also quite offensively sexist.

In the beginning, when the “elders” go to the other realm “the moon” and get acquainted with the flymen and their purpose, I was alviss to know more and see how the mission would transpire. For example, one of the three parties we are following simply disappears part way into the book. Yes, we also have talking fungus.

Hothouse – Brian Aldiss

A fungus that, when combined with another living creature, makes it smarter. The setting the real main character, Aldiss allows the reader little personal knowledge of the characters involved.

He seems doomed to die quick because of his tendency to try new ways of solving problems of hothpuse, but such new strategies were for him the only to keep ahead of the game.