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The Lotus Caves ✿ The Lotus Caves kindle Epub ❃ Author John Christopher – Alternative Cover edition for ISBN 0140305033 Two boys living on the moon go exploring and crash through its surface into an eerie astonishing world A fine adventure by a well known writer Alternative Cover edition for ISBN Two boys living on the moon go exploring and crash through its surface into an eerie astonishing world A fine adventure by a well known The Lotus Kindle - writer.

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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    ‎The lotus caves‬ John ChristopherThe Lotus Caves is a juvenile science fiction novel by John Christopher first published in 1969 Two teenage boys Marty and Steve live in a colony on the Moon The Bubble in the year 2068 Exploring outside the dome of The Bubble is strictly controlled The boys grow bored and decide to borrow a lunar vehicle They discover someone has forgot to remove their key which makes it possible for them to explore beyond proscribed boundaries without restriction They go on a journey to an old and abandoned base where they find the diary of Andrew Thurgood a missing early lunar settler The diary contains coordinates to a place Thurgood claimed he saw something that looked like a huge flower and the boys decide to go there and do some investigating themselves They crash through the moon's surface into a series of underground caverns containing fluorescent plants many of them able to move which is a part of and controlled by a single intelligent alien life form They also meet a man the missing settler from 70 years earlier who has become enthralled by the alien He does not seem to have aged during all those years The boys are torn between staying in the caves within which the alien provides an idyllic life fulfilling all their needs and escaping The longer they stay the their minds are affected They eventually escape but the man decides to stay having lost any desires beyond worshipping the alienداستان علمی تخیلی در کره ماه و راز غارهای فراموشی؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش ششم ماه جولای سال 2002 میلادیعنوان غارهای فراموشی؛ جان کریستوفر؛ مترجم حسن ابراهیمی الوند؛ تهران، قدیانی، 1379، در 200 ص، شابک 9644173236؛ موضوع داستانهای علمی تخیلی برای نوجوانان قرن 20 ميك‌ بار ديگر «جان‌ کريستوفر» نوجوانان‌ شيفتة‌ داستان‌های‌ علمی‌ ـ تخيلی‌ را به‌ دنيای‌ دلکش‌ و پرماجرای‌ خود می‌برد «مارتی‌» و خانواده‌ اش‌ همانند بسياری‌ از خانواده‌ های‌ ديگر در کره ی ماه‌ و زير گنبدی‌ بزرگ‌ به‌ نام‌ حباب‌ زندگی‌ می‌کنند اما زندگی‌ زير حباب‌، با وجود تمام‌ امکانات‌ رفاهی‌ و تفريحی مثل‌ پارک و درياچه‌ ی مصنوعی‌ و سالن‌های‌ ورزش‌ و غيره‌، برای‌ او يکنواخت‌ شده‌ است مارتی‌ و يکی‌ از دوستانش‌ تصميم‌ می‌گيرند با مه‌نورد از حباب‌ خارج‌ شوند و گشتی‌ در سطح‌ ماه‌ بزنند، «استيو» پيشنهاد می‌کند به‌ نخستين‌ ايستگاه‌ تحقيقاتی‌ انسان‌ها در کره ی ماه‌ سری‌ بزنند آنها در ايستگاه‌ چه‌ می‌يابند و چگونه‌ در اعماق‌ اين‌ کره‌، به‌ راز جاودانگی‌ پی‌ می‌برند؟ ا شربیانی

  2. Toby Toby says:

    I love John Christopher's Death of Grass I love the interesting creative TV brain of Bryan Fuller Fuller taking a John Christopher novel and turning it in to a TV movie for SyFy seemed like a match made in heaven apart from it being for SyFY of course the movie was High Moon and the novel was this cute little Puffin I've had on my shelf for the last few years The movie turned out to be horrible the book not so muchFirst off It's important to know that Lotus Caves is a 60s YA science fantasy novel uite far removed from the dramatic social commentary of Death of Grass It's the adventures of a couple of bored teenaged boys on a dreary moon base where fun is essentially outlawed and at times reads like a mix between Enid Blyton and an acid tripChristopher covers the effects of growing up on the moonbase the isolation and the boredom the learning about life but not be able to experience it until you're sent back to Earth It's a horrible image of the future that he conjures but it's softened because it's for children designed to encourage adventure rather than existential misery He even touches on the depression that living on the moon can cause for adults who grew up on Earth space sickness and suicides a mother that no longer smiles This is the stuff that elevates the book above just another kids book Where were the adults handing out science fiction for the 10 age group when I was younger? I feel certain I would have read far if the 60s weren't clearly seen as off limits in the Hertfordshire school system of the late 80sAs it was meant to be thought of by the author and the publisher I can only recommend it for YA readers who crave innocence and clarity in their novels as opposed to battle hardened soul weary literary adults

  3. Salva Salva says:

    Mr Christopher's books are all fantastic according to my teen self This book is not as famous as the white mountains trilogy but I enjoyed it as much The concealed message of the story was absorbing and the mystery was thrilling Read it if you haven'tاینم از اون کتابهاییه که خاصه کتاب راجع به آینده ست و انگار میخواد نشون بده که خدا پرستی در آینده یه کار بسیاااااار غیرعادی به شمار خواهد اومد

  4. Timothy Urges Timothy Urges says:

    An interesting idea that might be better suited as an adult novel

  5. Michael Michael says:

    ??? 70s read this first when i was a kid already a dated paperback revisited several times growing up then just again i was first attracted by the cover still am i remember it fondly i think of it as an animated film with a boy and a girl rather than two boys and set on mars rather than the moon this is definitely a five influenced by sentiment yes but this story remains to summon that childhood dream of other worlds of space of aliens as can best be rendered in a young adult book

  6. Bob Redmond Bob Redmond says:

    The author of the Tripods Trilogy was one of my favorite authors as a kid This book is not as gripping as the others but manages to tell a decent narrative about a future world on the moon Adolescents and Ayn Rand fans will probably find weight to the central uestion of personal responsibility two friends start a runaway caper that turns serious when they get trapped by a benevolent dictator in the form of a Plant It could be a veiled story about LSD but the subtext is too flat to go there criticallyFor the most part the book is dated high schoolers won't really resonate alas with the references to Homer Shakespeare and the great Symphonies and lacks enough conflict to raise than an eyebrow At 215 pages it's a uick read and mildly entertainingWHY I READ THIS BOOK Wanting something easy to read during Bumbershoot I wanted to read a Young Adult novel; specifically the second book of the Tripods Triology But I'm missing that one on my shelf so picked up this instead I read it a bunch of times as a kid and got it at a used book store some years ago Luckily I had forgotten most of the plot points

  7. Mark Mark says:

    Cool Very interesting imaginative sci fi story that held my interest from cover to cover Easy enjoyable read

  8. Valerie Valerie says:

    This is the 1971 Collier edition reprinting of the 1969 edition the one I have The dedication is To Julia for the spark that broke the logjamThe basic premise is that two bored Lunar colonists teenage boys born on the Moon while their parents were working on a long term contract go on what amounts to a joyride In the process they encounter evidence a fragment of a journal which suggests that a colonist at First Station since abandoned because the colony moved to the larger but still small Bubble did not in fact just go off his rocker and suicide but was pursuing a uixotic uest to try to find what he described as a giant flower on the airless MoonFollowing the leads in the journal the boys end up falling through a poorly reinforced ceiling in the titular Lotus CavesThe Plant which refers to itself in the plural and seems to have many surface manifestations has created a habitat for itself which is not uite fully insulated yet the Plant says it arrived in the Solar System before Earth was cool enough to be habitable ? wouldn't the Moon have been too hot then as well? But it's not in any hurry it doesn't seem to have much temporal sense and it's still not finished fully closing itself offThe boys meet the missing colonist his name is Thurgood and he's been missing for 70 years but though he'd be over 100 years old he doesn't seem to've aged significantly uestioning him and the Plant they discover that the Plant's solution to intruders is to bribe them into complacency there's a suggestion that the food the Plant supplies may be drugged The comparison that's repeatedly made is that the Plant acts like a mollusk and coats irritants until they're smooth and non threatening 'pearls'The history of Earth in this book is sketchy at best The Lunar colonists are taught what is a very sanitized version of history apparently and the children don't have any basis to make experiential corrections They're even prevented from experiencing the smells of the planet they've never seen apparently lest the emotional stimuli might activate unreuitable desires So the reader has to try to fill in the missing parts It seems evident that the Plant's fears of mass invasions of its private elysium are well founded The boys find that they have to face ethical concerns as well as their growing sluggishness while planning their escapeThere are uestions however about their proposed solution For example the description of how the Plant came to the Solar System leaves the uestion of how it they? reproduces Are there other Plants out there releasing seeds? What happens when if? this one decides it's time to reproduce? PROBABLY its spores will leave the Solar System butAnother problem is that while the Plant is about at climax stage and will finish sealing up its habitat soon by its standards humanity is evidently not near climax It's been possible to conceal the Plant's existence for the than 70 years since humans first settled on the Moon but what happens when Bubbles are established? What if there's a general effort to terraform the Moon?In general Christopher seems fairly skilled at selenography especially given that he was writing in 1969 but he makes a few mistakes One is the assumption that there're no colors in the maria and other lunar features Another is that at one point he describes the Lunar rocks as 'weathered' Obviously lunar rocks are NOT weathered They may however have been altered by extralunar impactors which are almost entirely ignored in this book What WOULD happen to the Plant if a major impactor struck nearby? Examination of the craters indicates that rock splashes like mud in such situations and though there's little atmosphere on the Moon not 'none' by the way Lunar gases are at very low pressure it's described in 'torricellis' One torricelli approximately 1760th of an 'atmosphere' which is almost 15 psi vibrations travel through the Lunar surface which would definitely have an impact on the Plant All in all I'd say there was plenty of scope for a seuel

  9. D.M. Dutcher D.M. Dutcher says:

    Marty is a bright boy who lives in the Bubble colony on the Moon He becomes friends with Steve a prankster and iconoclast who convinces him one day to take an unoccupied crawler out on the Moon's surface to explore first station Once there they find a journal of one of the first explorers One that details a sighting of a plant The boys go off in search of it and fall through the surface into the cavern of a giant Plant Can they get back home?This book heavily weighed on me as a child I found it again thanks to the What's the Name of that Book? community here and reading it again if anything made me appreciate it the The writing is Christopher's usual mix of precision and economy and the world is unusual and powerful The Bubble is lonely sterile economical to a fault and just existing there seems to grip it's inhabitants in a powerful depression He really manages to make you feel what living on the Moon might actually feel like and how the isolation over time wears down on you But the world of the Plant is entirely different Warm langourous with just a hint of the cozy horror awaiting them A very cerebral one for a children's book That section is shorter than I remember but that memory being trapped inside the airless moon waking up each day to find it harder and harder to think and worrying you'll never escape or even want to that really did a number on me as a kidAs an adult you see a little into it A reviewer mentioned a subtext of LSD but what I was struck by was how much it felt like a contrast between atheism and religious belief The rational uiet despair of life on the barren moon how Marty lost a friend who had to go back to earth how they rebelled and fell into the world of the Plant how the Plant landed on the Moon and how It affected them Little touches too the Swinburne poem and how the first fruit they ate was an apple The reader almost always reads intent into any work but as an adult I wonder if he might have been loading us kids with a little existential despairThat aside this was a very strong book that haunted my mind for 30 years I'm glad to have found it again and it's a very worthy five stars

  10. Bill Bill says:

    I imagine The Lotus Caves by John Christopher would be classified as Young Adult now but either way it's an interesting little SciFi story It features Marty and Steve two teenagers who have grown up on the Moon in the Earth settlement there Marty's best friend has been recently sent back to Earth for school so Marty begins to hang out with Steve an orphan They get in trouble for a prank they perform in the Bubble where the colony resides and then decide to take a Crawler out to explore one of the early settlements This leads them to explore further and they crash their vehicle and find themselves in contact with an alien mind in an underground cave system Is the mind benign or threatening? What will happen to Marty and Steve? That you have to find out All in all it was a readable interesting Science fiction novel nothing outstanding but an easy entertaining read I enjoyed 3 stars Christopher was a prolific writer and I'll keep looking for his books The Death of Grass looks especially interesting

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