The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself

The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself For fifteen years Earth has had a scientific station on an exoplanet orbiting Gliese It is humanity s only presence outside the Solar System But a new and powerful telescope at L can detect no e

  • Title: The Eye With Which The Universe Beholds Itself
  • Author: Ian Sales
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  • Page: 406
  • Format: Audiobook
  • For fifteen years, Earth has had a scientific station on an exoplanet orbiting Gliese 876 It is humanity s only presence outside the Solar System But a new and powerful telescope at L5 can detect no evidence of Phaeton Base, even though it should be able to So the US has sent Brigadier Colonel Bradley Elliott, USAF, to investigate Twenty years before, Elliott was the fFor fifteen years, Earth has had a scientific station on an exoplanet orbiting Gliese 876 It is humanity s only presence outside the Solar System But a new and powerful telescope at L5 can detect no evidence of Phaeton Base, even though it should be able to So the US has sent Brigadier Colonel Bradley Elliott, USAF, to investigate Twenty years before, Elliott was the first, and to date only, man to land on the Martian surface What he discovered there gave the US the stars, but it might also be responsible for the disappearance of Phaeton Base

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  • Like Adrift on a Sea of Rains, The Eye With Which the Universe Beholds Itself is a very interesting piece of science fiction. It is very technical, very well researched and contains a lot of interesting detail for people with an interest in the history of space exploration. I found it amazing how Sales can take a work that is so obviously grounded in real technology and history in such a strange direction. It may not be the most action-packed piece of fiction you'll ever read but it certainly in [...]


  • The most difficult reviews to write, I find, are of the books that affect you most deeply. After all, it's easy to say why something sucked, and similarly easy to stack up what worked and what didn't when there's plenty of both. But what about a book that hits all the right buttons, and haunts you long after you turn the last page? The Eye with which the Universe Beholds Itself, the second novella in Ian Sales' Apollo Quartet, is one such book. It's also the best piece of science fiction I've re [...]



  • This is the second book in Ian Sales Appollo Quartet and I enjoyed it as much as the first one. It also plays a lot with alternative history and does it in very interesting ways by exploring if space race continued after the 60's (also there are some changes in the 60's). The story had a good idea at its core and if you are a fan of science fiction I definitely recommend it. (By the way, this is the last book I read in 2017!)


  • So good it's hard to know where to begin.In "Adrift on the Sea of Rains" Sales gave us the first part of his Apollo Quartet - a story of alternate history in two senses: the Apollo programme had gone much further than in reality, and it had been used to establish a reality-busting technology that aimed to dial between universes.In Book 2 of the Quartet, we get another universe again, with yet another version of Apollo, and a landing on Mars. As in Book 1, Sales seem utterly assured in handling t [...]


  • Ian Sales is an interesting person. I regularly read his blog posts and am always amazed by his knowledge and insight in to the science fiction genre. His passion to see quality science fiction by female authors given the attention it deserves is laudable and shows that he is interested in more than the misogynistic right wing stories. This passion for the genre carries through to his own work. Normally when I read a book the premise for the story is obviously laid out from the beginning. Not in [...]


  • Just finished this - in one sitting. The second of Ian Sales 'Apollo Quartet' series. (I hate the way most SF has to be in a series of books these days and I am no fan of most modern SF - and certainly not 'fantasy'). However, this writer is at the the 'hard' end of SF - which is the end that I do read occasionally. I think I enjoyed the first book more. This one switches between two time periods twenty years or so apart which I is always find annoying when I am getting into one plot to have to [...]


  • I would like to first thank the author, publisher, and for allowing me a chance to win a ARC of The Eye Which The Universe Beholds Itself.This book is for fans of real science fiction and people interested in NASA oriented space flight. It is short but very technical in nature, you do have to have some knowledge of the space program to truly enjoy this book. It moves at a brisk pace and is over before you know it, leaving you wanting more. I would make the book a little longer to be able to hav [...]


  • I adored this short story which, like Sales' previous effort in the Apollo Quartet series, is meticulously researched. It contains many facets of what I enjoy in Sci-fi. His characters are believable, real and human, despite the short number of pages. One particular chapter set on Mars is stunning in its vivid descriptions - as if the author has visited the red planet himself. Again, like the previous book, there's a burning, thought-provoking question that Sales attempts to answer. Mind truly b [...]



  • Again with pleasing NASA nerdery (though stop explaining abbreviations! anyone this far down the NASA rabbit hole knows what LEO stands for, let alone USAF! I liked the conflict between civilian NASA and the Air Force space corps.However, the hero is more or less why I don't read SF by dudes unless it's recced. His entire character is basically Sad Because His Wife Left Him. There are no significant women in the story other than the ex-wife.I also didn't believe the central plot point, which I w [...]


  • A technical and speculative SF novella about space travel based on realistic technology and an alternate history. While this is the second book in the Apollo Quartet, it's only similarity to the first book is its focus on space travel and an alternate history. The story itself is completely different and self contained. I found that I enjoyed this one much more too. I felt it is written better and raised questions about space travel and its implications.


  • Another book spoiled by the acronym explanations. This one feels like it was padded out with the background about the main character's marriage, but it didn't work for me. I also couldn't appreciate the handwaving about the missing outpost.


  • It's nice to listen to but kind of meh. The story doesn't really go anywhere. Just a bunch of barely related sci-fi world facts and just when it's about to get interesting, the story ends.


  • Fascinante historia de misterio y exoarquelología, ambientada en una historia alternativa en la que la exploración espacial del Sistema Solar continuó siendo el interés principal de la raza humana durante los setenta, los ochenta y los noventa. Me gusta mucho como Sales une las teorías magufas más clásicas con un riguroso tratamiento de cf dura; si en "Adrift on the Sea of Rains" el mecanismo que permitía el progreso de la carrera espacial era una máquina fantástica nazi, en este caso [...]


  • Adrift on the Sea of Rains was a masterpiece of claustrophobic low-tech hard-boiled SF. The second entry in Ian Sales' Apollo Quartet is something of a different beast: while the human element is still there (in protagonist Bradley's reflections on his failing relationship with his wife and his equally strained relationship with the world he is leaving behind), it is over-shadowed by the underlying concept of the novella itself.In essence, just as Sales plays with Fermi and Schrodinger to create [...]


  • Otherness instead of Alternateness: "The Eye With Which the Universe Beholds Itself" by Ian SalesPublished January 20, 2013.What would have happened if Neil Armstrong had aborted his lunar mission in the final stage leading the Russians to have the first man to walk on the Moon? Despite this “what-if-scenario”, this story goes beyond being mere alternate SF.Is it possible to read mundane fiction as if it were SF?As a SF devotee all my life, everything I do and read comes filtered through tha [...]


  • Wow! How can someone fit all that story into 80 pages. I really enjoyed this one and it was a privileged to read. I find it interesting to think about how the course of history was changed, in the book, from what we know to something else. It had an essence of the "Many Worlds Theory" in quantum mechanics. Ian Sales is one of my new favorite authors. ~ I received this book for free through First Reads ~


  • When I got to the end of this book, where the astronaut reaches the base in a different solar system that went silent, I was confused. Then I read the epilogue. Then I read the epilogue again, and finally figured out what was happening. When I had that 'ooooh' moment, the story became clear, and I was more impressed than I had been before.


  • Still hard to understand because of sentences like this one:() He needs only to put on his EVA gloves and MEVA, chip his PLSS to his back ()but that is nothing compared to the first volume of the Apollo Quartet great story though, enjoyable and recommended.


  • Probably at 3.5. I liked it better than it's predecessor Adrift Upon the Sea of Rains because it's less dark even though it's not a bundle of laughs. And feels more science-y; although, nothing is really explained until the coda and the authors explanation of the genesis.


  • My second Sales novel, i got it on my Kindle as soon as I finished the first part of Apollo Quartet. I was not disappointed: this is good, hard SF. The charactersI could relate to them, l felt the drive to go one more step further, their sadness, their sense of loss. I recommend this book.



  • well written hard sci fi with fanciful elements and a stark tone. this author has a consistently interesting sensibilityink ben bova + rod serling


  • Alternativwelt-Novelle. 1981 gefundenes Artefakt auf dem Mars öffnet 1999 das Tor zu FTL-Reisen. Nett geschriebene, exzellent recherchierte Geschichte, inhaltlich aber nicht heraus ragend.


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