The Speed of Dark by Barbara Quinn

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Published by PublishAmerica .

Written in English

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  • Fantasy,
  • Fiction - Fantasy,
  • Fiction,
  • Fantasy - General,
  • Fiction / General

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages221
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8438636M
ISBN 101413743080
ISBN 109781413743081

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1, Military-SF novelist Moon (Against the Odds,etc.) offers a touching account of an autistic man who struggles to cure his condition without changing his self. Though The Speed of Dark was published in before CRISPR gene editing was a reality, it proposes a world where such editing is commonplace- not as a means of eugenics, but to ensure that genetic disorders are removed from fetuses before they’re even born.

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My publisher, Penguin Random House, has chosen The Speed of Dark as one of their books to highlight for National Autism Awareness Day, April 1,in conjunction with Autism Speak’s Light It Up Blue. And of course I’m excited about that and absolutely delighted to be part of the display.

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Autistic Character(s): Lou Arrendale – the protagonist – along with his co-workers. Such a book is The Speed of Dark.”—Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel “A remarkable journey [that] takes us into the mind of an autistic with a terrible choice: become normal or remain an alien on his own planet.”—Mary Doria Russell, author of The SparrowBrand: Random House Publishing Group.

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The Speed of Dark: A Novel - Ebook written by Elizabeth Moon. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Speed of Dark: A Novel/5(69). The Speed of Dark Book Summary and Study Guide.

Elizabeth Moon Booklist Elizabeth Moon Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of The Speed of Dark; It is science fiction that happens in a near future, but beyond that many of the tropes of science fiction are not in this book.

It is narrated by Lou Arrendale a ish autistic man who has. He is haunted by the "speed of dark" as he proceeds with his mesmerizing quest for self—"Not knowing arrives before knowing; the future arrives before.

Technically because E. Moon writes sf and fantasy and because [The Speed of Dark] is set in the near future one could make an argument for putting the book in the speculative fiction slot, but I choose not to because Moon's attention to how the high-functioning autistic person experiences the world is the core of the experience of reading the book and there is nothing speculative 4/5(94).

Praise for The Speed of Dark “Splendid and graceful A lot of novels promise to change the way a reader sees the world; The Speed of Dark actually does.”—The Washington Post Book World “[A] beautiful and moving story [Elizabeth] Moon is the mother of an autistic teenager and her love is apparent in the story of Lou.4/5(48).

The Speed of Dark Lou Arrendale is autistic. He was born in the generation after advances in understanding of autism, and after the development of teaching aids and learning mechanisms that allowed autistic people to learn basic interaction skills, but the generation after his had a cure that could be applied in the womb.

Book Overview Thoughtful, provocative, poignant, unforgettable, The Speed of Dark is a gripping journey into the mind of an autistic person as he struggles with profound questions of humanity and matters of the heart.

In the near future, disease will be Cited by:   Speed of Dark was our first book. It was a perfect one to start with. The book raises so many questions about disability, about autism, about the human condition.

The question of cure, the idea of 'needing fixed' was a huge one for the book club members. We all felt very passionately about the end of the book/5(). 'Speed Of Dark' is a powerful near-future thriller, from critically acclaimed author Elizabeth Moon: Review(s): "A must read" - Anne McCaffrey / "At once enchanting and heartbreaking.

Her near-future world, and her people, are absolutely compelling" - Greg Bear / "Lou is unforgettable, one of those rare characters who changes forever the. 'The Speed of the Dark' is a strangely haunting little book. Atmospheric sinister even. The style of writing is not unlike Roald Dhal's short stories; imagine one of his 'Tales of the Unexpected' expanded to a full novel, and you'll get the picture.5/5(5).

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Clarke Award finalist) Lou is a high-functioning autistic adult who has made a good life for himself and is, he thinks, content. Twice the Speed of Dark is her first book.

She is currently writing a second, called Wetlands. Excerpt. There had been a bomb in a distant market place. One of many bombs, the deaths caused by this event barely noticeable amongst the dreadful losses that filled the news every day.

But a filament snagged and slowed the story down. The Speed of Dark Essay on Autism. Home. Reviews. About the Author. Essay on Autism. United We Read. Resource Books. Links. Autism: Past, Present, Future, Speculative. Autism is all over the news right now, a very different situation than 18 years ago when we were looking for the cause of our son's developmental delay.

The fascinating thing about Elizabeth Moon’s The Speed of Dark is the voice. Lou Arrendale is autistic, and never for a moment in the first person narrative that forms the vast majority of this.

"The speed of not knowing," Linda says. I puzzle at that a moment and figure it out. "Not knowing expands faster than knowing," I say. Linda grins and ducks her head. "So the speed of dark could be greater than the speed of light.

If there always has to be dark around the light, then it has to go out ahead of it.". The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon has a unique style but on the other hand it’s also a bit too naive for my liking.

The main character, Lou Arrendale, is a likable guy, but I guess many readers might feel disappointed at the end. The speed of darkness is faster than the speed of light.

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Traveling at the Speed of Dark PW Talks with Elizabeth Moon it's adventure but it was hard to get back to that sort of book, actually, after The Speed of Dark. I had not borrowed a book from a library in over 15 years, and that was for university.

A fiction book must have been much longer. But this library had The Speed of Dark and I thought it would be perfect, after all I didn't think I'd really like it anyway and I'd just return it when I'm done.

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It turns out that there might be a way to measure the speed of dark matter, the scientists write in a paper published recently in Physical Review Letters. It’s just a matter of looking at right. Elizabeth Moon, The Speed of Dark, No matter what I do, no matter how predictable I try to make my life, it will not be any more predictable than the rest of the world.

Which is chaotic. Home / Books / The Speed Of Dark. The Speed Of Dark. Elizabeth Moon. Thoughtful, poignant, and unforgettable, The speed of dark is a gripping exploration into the world of lou arrendale, an autistic man is offered a chance to try an experimental "cure" for his condition.

Now lou must decide if he should submit to a surgery that may change the. "The Speed of Dark" was a phrase often incorporated directly into conversations in the book, often shoehorned in.

It felt like a reminder, "hey guys, this is what the book is called!" I don't think it served any compelling purpose other than to explain why the book was titled what it was.In fact, his books contain material that ranks with the finest literary works in history: all the right letters are there, just not necessarily in the right order.

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