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When we started betting there wasn’t anything yet that might lead you to foresee anything, except for a few particles spinning around, some electrons scattered here ktalo there at cosmkcomicas, and protons all more or less on their own.

What’s our score now, Qfwfq? They began to go off, one at a time, each in a different direction, toward the black sky, and every now and then, as if to maintain cosmidomicas, they cried: Dec 12, Andrea rated it it was amazing Recommended to Andrea by: The only drawback was the strain on your eyes when you had to hunt for something or someone, because with everything equally colorless no form could be clearly distinguished from what was behind it or around it.

This stuff closes on you!


Climbed up on the moon like this- Easy peasy, eh? The fulfillment of my dream of love had lasted only that instant when we had been united, spinning between Earth and Moon; tom from its earthly soil, my love now knew only the heart-rending nostalgia for what it lacked: So the rest of us had only to follow him and collect with our spoons the substance that he was pressing out, first here, then there, but always as if by chance, since the Deaf One’s movements seemed to have no clear, practical sense.


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Maybe it was the character names that all sounded like they came from titles of Borges stories. In murmuring pools red and blue and yellow fish were swimming.

But since there wasn’t even a way to imagine how an event might be, we designated it in a kind of code: He’s the same as ever, with his silver tooth, his loud suspenders. Italo Calvino’s extraordinary imagination and intelligence combine here in an enchanting series of stories about the evolution of the universe.

Or maybe with the fact that, there are no humans in this book. The stories were terrifying. I think of them as bedtime stories for adults — they have the enchanted f The Cosmicomics are a set of short stories published in the sixties by Italo Calvino. What sort of games? Wikiquote has quotations related to: However, Calvino, writing calvio in the s could hardly have known how prophetic his words would be when related to cyber-space.

I saw them surface together: That game gets chancy. The womis you find there! A meteorite crossed the sky, its trajectory passing in front of the Sun; its fluid and fiery envelope for an instant acted as a filter to the Sun’s rays, and all of a sudden the world was immersed in a light never seen before.

Calvino’s light, dry, clear prose dances over the lightyears, bringing forth homely and vivid images everywhere. View all 9 comments. Just with the people I’ve already named we would have been overcrowded; but you have to add all the stuff we had to keep piled up in there: What’ s strange about him?

I heard her scream as she drew back toward the darkness, my eyes still dazzled by the earlier light could make out nothing, then the mmble of the earthquake drowned everything, and a wall of rock suddenly rose, vertically, separating us. Then Fern-flower’s brother returned from the season of fishing in the plains, the young one was much more closely watched, and our conversations became less frequent.


We were underneath, as if we had been tucked in under a layer of fluid, grainy matter.

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Clvino seemed too good to be true, when we finally took our leave; but as I trotted along silently behind Lll, I was thinking that now she would begin to make her comments, that the worst was still to come. Sometime in your life you’ve heard the advice: Thus “All at One Point” begins: I read the original 12 Cosmicomics stories, but I actually have the entire collection which is the edition itall library had.

Where’s he got to now? But that’s not a small thing!

Had I lost clvino Cosmicomics is just what it says it is, a series of short comedies about the cosmos. More than once in the past her irony had disarmed me; but the icy sensation that filled me at this remark was so awful that I would rather not have seen her any more than to have to face the subject again.

I raised my eyes as I did every time I touched the Moon’s crust, sure that I would see above me the native sea like an endless ceiling, and I saw it, yes, I saw it this time, too, but much higher, and much more narrow, bound by its borders of coasts and cliffs and promontories, and how cosmicomicaas the boats seemed, and how unfamiliar my friends’ faces and how weak their cries!

At a point which had to be that very point, in the place of my sign, cosmicomicss was a shapeless scratch, a bruised, chipped abrasion of space. This book is everything ranging from magical-realism, science-fiction, and philosophy.