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Sugar in the Air #2019

Sugar in the Air Back in print after an absence of nearly years the facsimile edition of E C Large s novel Sugar in the Air is what we now call a mash up made up of scientific research social satire and fiction

  • Title: Sugar in the Air
  • Author: E.C. Large
  • ISBN: 9780907259367
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sugar in the Air By E.C. Large, Back in print after an absence of nearly 70 years, the facsimile edition of E C Large s novel Sugar in the Air is what we now call a mash up, made up of scientific research, social satire, and fictional flights of fancy Sugar in the Air 1937 is a scientific romance in which the idea of extracting sugar from the air is held, for the duration of the book, in suspendBack in print after an absence of nearly 70 years, the facsimile edition of E C Large s novel Sugar in the Air is what we now call a mash up, made up of scientific research, social satire, and fictional flights of fancy Sugar in the Air 1937 is a scientific romance in which the idea of extracting sugar from the air is held, for the duration of the book, in suspended disbelief by characters desperate for work in a period of economic recession A description of the product development and manufacturing process doubles as a critique of capitalism s stewardship of technological progress that suggests alternative production models for today s designers.

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    1. A fascinating read in many ways and for many different reasons Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of this novel is the fact that it was written in 1937, because it seems so current While the idea of manufacturing a synthetic sugar from various particles around you would seem like impossible science fiction in the period this book was written, to modern readers, it won t seem very far fetched at all We don t have to suspend our disbelief anywhere near to the degree of the book s contemporary read [...]

    2. Somewhat reminiscent of Nevil Shute s technical novels, Sugar in the Air details the experiences of a newly married young graduate embarking upon his career as part of an experimental industrial concern the extraction of food from oxygen The central character is curiously ahead of his time, as though seconded from Camus or Beckett as a consultant to the absurdity of the process The novel concerns itself as much with the antics of board members and shareholders as with the scientific process A f [...]

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