NEW Children of the Atom ↠ Wilmar H. Shiras


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    Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Wilmar H. Shiras Wilmar H. Shiras Ì 5 review NEW Children of the Atom ↠ Wilmar H. Shiras This book is actually five short stories liked together the five stories are In Hiding; Opening Doors;New Foundations; Problems and Children of the AtomPublished in book form in 1953 these stories concern a group of incredibly gifted children Their parents were caught in an atomic experiement in 1958 and all died with two years But all the surviving children of these parents are so intelligent that no I test can measure their level of inte

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    Download Children of the Atom NEW Children of the Atom ↠ Wilmar H. Shiras Wilmar H. Shiras Ì 5 review What I am reviewing here is not actually Children of the Atom Rather it is the three linked novelettes published by Shiras in Astounding Science Fiction between 1948 and 1950 In 1953 the author integrated new material and this volume became Children of the Atom I have ordered a copy and will review it when it arrives in a month or so The three novelettes first published were In Hiding 1948 Opening Doors March 1949 and New Foundations March

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    Wilmar H. Shiras Ì 5 review Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Wilmar H. Shiras Download Children of the Atom of its era late 1940s early 1950s didactic dialogic monologic portrayal of gathering education psychology of exceptionally intelligent

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    NEW Children of the Atom ↠ Wilmar H. Shiras Children of The Atom was written as a series of short stories beginning in 1948 However it never really read like it was dated at all

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    Download Children of the Atom NEW Children of the Atom ↠ Wilmar H. Shiras Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Wilmar H. Shiras returnreturnOn that list of the 100 most influential sf books that was going round a year or so ago this was the

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    NEW Children of the Atom ↠ Wilmar H. Shiras A small group of super intelligent children try to start their own school with the help of a few adults who know their secret their parents d

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    NEW Children of the Atom ↠ Wilmar H. Shiras The first chapterstory here In Hiding was something I discovered in The Future is Female Women's Science Fiction Stories from the Pulp Era to the New Wave about a year ago It's crossed my mind many times since so I went looking to reread and was surprised to find a larger book continuing on where In Hiding left off I enjoyed it thou

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    NEW Children of the Atom ↠ Wilmar H. Shiras Wilmar Shiras' Children of the Atom is in many ways a classic 1950s sf thoughtpiece novel There's a great deal of dialogue not a lot of action and it is unashamedly didactic Even so I enjoyed it very much for reasons which may be somewhat idio

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    NEW Children of the Atom ↠ Wilmar H. Shiras Rated G for clean If you liked Flowers for Algernon because you could follow one man's journey to genius you will like this book about a group of genius children The dialogue got very technical at spots which made the book

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    NEW Children of the Atom ↠ Wilmar H. Shiras Excellent story and very intelligent Shiras gave a lot of thought to the science as well as the emotional side of the sto

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Download Children of the Atom

Free download Ñ Children of the Atom Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Wilmar H. Shiras Wilmar H. Shiras Ì 5 review Ors 1949New Foundations 1950Prob. returnreturnOn that list of the 100 most influential sf books that was going round a year or so ago this was the only one whose author I simply had never heard of It is set twenty years in the future ie 1973 and revolves around the assembling of a group of children whose parents all died after a nuclear accident in 1959 and who all display exceptional intelligence At the end of the book the children decide that they must integrate into the mainstream of societyreturnreturnIt s obviously at least in part a parable of fandom geekdom but a rather effective one Definitely an under rated classic

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Free download Ñ Children of the Atom Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Wilmar H. Shiras Wilmar H. Shiras Ì 5 review ContentsIn Hiding 1948Opening Do. of its era late 1940s early 1950s didactic dialogic monologic portrayal of gathering education psychology of exceptionally intelligent children in america imagined as liberaldemocratic and caring society series of linked short stories faith in intelligence as solutionunderstanding of human problems creationtech and art for general welfare faith seems somewhat naive but pleasant everything solved if we just got together and talked i am not overwhelmingly convinced intelligence is always answer but then ignorance is definitely nothave to say i prefer than human by sturgeon as a portrayal of super human beings

Wilmar H. Shiras Ì 5 review

Free download Ñ Children of the Atom Read ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ì Wilmar H. Shiras Wilmar H. Shiras Ì 5 review Lems 1953Children of the Atom 19. Wilmar Shiras Children of the Atom is in many ways a classic 1950s sf thoughtpiece novel There s a great deal of dialogue not a lot of action and it is unashamedly didactic Even so I enjoyed it very much for reasons which may be somewhat idiosyncraticThe plot of the novel is uite simple School psychologist Peter Welles is called in to talk to a young teenager Tim who seems to be completely ordinary in every way but his teacher senses that something is not uite as it seems and is worried about him Welles uickly discovers that Tim is in fact a super intelligent and very lonely child pretending to be normal that this is in fact his survival strategy but what he needs most is friendship and real intellectual stimulation Having learned that Tim an orphan raised by his grandparents was born shortly after his parents were exposed to high levels of radiation in an explosion in a nuclear weapons plant Welles reasons that there are others like Tim and the two set out to find themNot al the children have been as lucky in finding ways to avoid drawing attention to themselves the first child they find Elsie is a patient in a mental hospital nor have all the children grown up as well adjusted one child Fred displays a serious lack of empathy and emotional affect having devoted himself entirely to intellectual development These issues however are addressed with relative ease once Welles manages to bring all the children he can find together in one community under the guidance of several well chosen adults unthreatened by the extreme abilities of these Children of the atomLate in the story the children and their community are threatened by a rabble rousing preacher who has heard some of the details about the children and launches a pogrom against these malevolent mutants but the mob that attacks the school is uieted when they see Tim a boy that many of them have known in their community as the classmate of their children and the boy who delivered their evening paper for some years They also recognise Pete Welles the kindly school psychologist and another of the adults who was a local teacher This incident brings the children to a realisation that the only way to avoid future threats is to integrate themselves into the larger community which they decide to do by attending normal school but continuing to live in their own community until they can go out into the world as adultsSeveral things struck me about this novel First the powerful cult of psychology that was such a key element of middle class culture in the 1950s and how the novel could never have been constructed as it was without this Second the focus on Jungian rather than Freudian psychology rather a departure from the norm although it s possible that Shiras did not want to have to deal with Freud s theories of psychosexual development in astory dealing with young teens Since I personally prefer Jung to Freud this was part of what I enjoyed about the novel seeing the children apply Jung s thinking about the animaanimus and the four basic personality functions to their own development as balanced human beingsI was also struck by the resolution and its belief that if the different among us become integrated into the overall community that difference will cease to be seen as threatening or evil It reminded me of the freuently cited finding that one of the key factors in acceptance of marriage euality is knowing someone who is gay The thing that made this story so very real and resonant for me however is that to a les extreme degree This was one big part of my life story I know that I tests are inherently flawed in many ways but the fact that I topped out of the Stanford Binet superior adult battery of tests at age eight is an indication that there was something not uite normal about me as a child I knew it the adults around me knew it and above allthe other kids knew it and they were none too pleasant about it My social development was awkward and delayed to say the least I ran a real risk of becoming all intellect and nothing else because my mind was what made me important enough to adults that they protected me from the other children And then I and a few others like me were saved uite literally by a group of educational psychologists who were trying to figure out how to teach the gifted child and picked eight of us who tested the highest in our grade in the whole city to be their guinea pigs It only lasted a few years but the wide open curriculum the total acceptance support and emotional guidance of the adults looking over us there was little need to teach just to let us loose in libraries museums laboratories and make sure we didn t accidentally harm anything and the utter bliss of being able to play as a child with other children in ways that were true both to our developing social natures and our advanced intellectual accomplishments these things are a large part of what made me the at least somewhat well adjusted person I am today and helped me learn to move comfortably in the midst of people who had once tortured me for being differentI saw a lot of myself magnified by the lens of science fiction in Wilmar Shiras Children of the Atom

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 192
  • Children of the Atom
  • Wilmar H. Shiras
  • English
  • 13 September 2020
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