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It is amazing how many people read the words in this book, but missed the meanings Sea of Glass merges Orwell s 1984 and Azimov s Foundation in a very well written work Extremely dark, vicious, and generallyapplicable to today s world, Longyear exposes the truth that a Big Brother and thought crime are not needed to oppress a people Indeed, they can be oppressed without even knowing it.People denounce the violence as gratuitous only because they cannot see its blatantly transpare It is amazing how many people read the words in this book, but missed the meanings Sea of Glass merges Orwell s 1984 and Azimov s Foundation in a very well written work Extremely dark, vicious, and generallyapplicable to today s world, Longyear exposes the truth that a Big Brother and thought crime are not needed to oppress a people Indeed, they can be oppressed without even knowing it.People denounce the violence as gratuitous only because they cannot see its blatantly transparent purpose in the creation of an anti villain The violence is as relentless as Longyear s vision If you only come away thinking it is some outcry against technology or over population then you have missed the very heart of this book Try again.In 1984 Big Brother felt that he must beat an I love you out of his victims in order to have true domination In Sea of Glass Mac III only cares that certain objective be met In Foundation Azimov proposed that people were difficult to manipulate through statistical projection he called it Psycho History , especially when they know, and Longyear rightly shows that it doesn t matter at all as long as the outputs are known for that given input.Longyear has written a devastatingly relentless book which equals 1984 yet will never get the recognition it deserves And in short, it is one of the few books I dust off every couple of years and read again [[ Free E-pub ]] ☠ Sea of Glass ↵ A boy, who has known nothing in his brief life but love and darkness, forces open a window and sees for the first time the outside world, which also sees him an illegal immigrant by birth Arrested, his parents tortured to death, we see through Thomas Windom s eyes a race preparing to deal with overpopulation in the only manner left From the SF sub genres of the Big Computer runs everything and childhood horror and over reaction to over population A mesmerizing beginning and the amazing ability Longyear has with words and characterization kept me going once the story delves into the lawless concentration camp for illegal kids That segment of the story works best as extended metaphor for abused and neglected kids, those children who society would rather pretend don t exist Longyear certainly doesn t shy from detail, From the SF sub genres of the Big Computer runs everything and childhood horror and over reaction to over population A mesmerizing beginning and the amazing ability Longyear has with words and characterization kept me going once the story delves into the lawless concentration camp for illegal kids That segment of the story works best as extended metaphor for abused and neglected kids, those children who society would rather pretend don t exist Longyear certainly doesn t shy from detail, yet doesn t go overboard either We re looking through Thomas eyes, and we see the horrible details he d notice and we re implied other horrors that Thomas would rather not face directly It s very effective later, when Thomas struggles to deal with the horrors of his past The reader knows exactly what Thomas is remembering and trying hard not to remember The reader is also invited with Thomas to determine what meaning, if any, his life has Sea of Glass by Barry B Longyear receives five stars from me due to the interesting story, and excellent writing.This is a dystopian novel, and fits very well in the genre While unfortunate, I found parts of the novel unsatisfying however, dystopian novels tend to leave one with that feeling I liked and disliked the main character I liked his survival skills, his quest for knowledge, his desire to do the right things I disliked the number of long rants and dissertations that he undergoes Sea of Glass by Barry B Longyear receives five stars from me due to the interesting story, and excellent writing.This is a dystopian novel, and fits very well in the genre While unfortunate, I found parts of the novel unsatisfying however, dystopian novels tend to leave one with that feeling I liked and disliked the main character I liked his survival skills, his quest for knowledge, his desire to do the right things I disliked the number of long rants and dissertations that he undergoes in his interior monologues These, however, are important and fill in many gaps readers may have while putting readers into that world where understanding why is a question all have Dystopian novels scare me at times,than horror really What scares me about this how people so easily accept what they are told to do and don t question it That scares me the most as it is too real.Aside this is dystopian However, there are many readings that could be done Marxist readings could get to the bottom of the dystopian society psychoanalysis could examine Thomas with interesting commentary religion and socially could add a perspective on this For me, this makes the book richer.Recommended Highly In Barry B Longyear s Sea of Glass, it tells a story about Thomas Wisdom Thomas, born out of wedlock, had to live his childhood in secret When he was discovered by his neighbour, he was taken away from his parents to an orphanage for illegal children but his parents were tortured to death The world Thomas lives in is controlled by a supercomputer called MAC III This entity controls the fate of everyone under its power, and knows the date of a war that s coming.This novel touches on topics l In Barry B Longyear s Sea of Glass, it tells a story about Thomas Wisdom Thomas, born out of wedlock, had to live his childhood in secret When he was discovered by his neighbour, he was taken away from his parents to an orphanage for illegal children but his parents were tortured to death The world Thomas lives in is controlled by a supercomputer called MAC III This entity controls the fate of everyone under its power, and knows the date of a war that s coming.This novel touches on topics like our existence and purpose in this world, as we follow Thomas from childhood to adulthood, questioning about the war itself, his own morals, and the supercomputer Grim and dark but gripping all the same One gets the sense that Longyear was battling his own demons throughout the writing of this book Let s hope he won. Excellent writing, excellent story A bit dissatisfying at times as dystonia novels can be. This future dystopian novel has held up well since it was written in 1987 The doomsday clock device of an unavoidable war reflects the cold war geopolitical back drop and cleverly referencing various films like Dr Strangelove from the perspective of a film buff of that time exacerbated by a projected explosive population growth but it could easily pertain to other modern problems like global warming or terrorism or water scarcity It felt current and didn t get hung up on gadgets and desc This future dystopian novel has held up well since it was written in 1987 The doomsday clock device of an unavoidable war reflects the cold war geopolitical back drop and cleverly referencing various films like Dr Strangelove from the perspective of a film buff of that time exacerbated by a projected explosive population growth but it could easily pertain to other modern problems like global warming or terrorism or water scarcity It felt current and didn t get hung up on gadgets and descriptions of convenience technology Not much beyond air cars and implantable neural networks I liked that the chapters counted down to zero in anticipation of a hard stop ending that may or may not come The first 1 3 was riveting, the middle 1 3 purposely meandering, and the back 1 3 a bit rushed yet surprising in its culmination There are one or two twists of plot that didn t transition all that well and left me scalp scratching, but overall plenty of grist for the mill thematically The message is still a fresh one in the wake of Snowden, Ebola Zika, ISIS, Putin Crimea, the global economic collapse of 2008, etc Do we really control our own fate Do we know why we do what we do as individuals or collectively How are we being manipulated today Is anything other than realpolitik but a pipe dream in international affairs I m not sure what I think of this book The first three quarters are quite different from the rest Most of the story tells of Thomas Windom, a boy who became an orphan, called an Outcaster, when his parents were executed for unauthorized procreation, and the cruelty he and the other Outcaster faced at the forced labor camp Then the story becomes a twist of his thoughts and counter thoughts as he tries to understand the world and his role in it I found it difficult to parse out all the element I m not sure what I think of this book The first three quarters are quite different from the rest Most of the story tells of Thomas Windom, a boy who became an orphan, called an Outcaster, when his parents were executed for unauthorized procreation, and the cruelty he and the other Outcaster faced at the forced labor camp Then the story becomes a twist of his thoughts and counter thoughts as he tries to understand the world and his role in it I found it difficult to parse out all the elements Does he conclude that free will doesn t exist, that an all knowing, all powerful computer god is in control of our choices, even our counter choices This book starts out as a rather disturbing story about how a society has responded to the problem of overpopulation The book follows the life of Tommy Windom Through each stage of the character s life different he becomes imprisoned in different ways either within his home or a concentration camp or simply from his own fear The story is not just a dystopia but also takes on the role of a modern existentialist novel that questions whether our future is predetermined in this case, by a compu This book starts out as a rather disturbing story about how a society has responded to the problem of overpopulation The book follows the life of Tommy Windom Through each stage of the character s life different he becomes imprisoned in different ways either within his home or a concentration camp or simply from his own fear The story is not just a dystopia but also takes on the role of a modern existentialist novel that questions whether our future is predetermined in this case, by a computer or whether our actions can have any meaning whatsoever