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  • ISBN 0345355237
  • ISBN13 978-0345355232
  • Language English
  • Author Julian May
  • Publisher Del Rey; Reissue edition (November 13, 1988)
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  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Science Fiction
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  • Rating: 4.4
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In 1945, the technology of death was mastered, and mankind entered an era that could be its last. But Nature evolves its own defense, and children with amazing mental talents have been born. They are the metapsychic operants--and they have the power to rule the world. An amazing new series from the author of The Saga of Pliocene Exile. HC: Houghton Mifflin.

The Surveillance (Intervention, Book 1) Mass Market Paperback – November 13, 1988. I love all Julian May her books, and was not aware that this book 1 was also published in her book Intervention, which I read 2x. For me the story is both fiction but could very well become fact.

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Julian may 1987 houghton mifflin company х boston. Evolutionary creativity always renders invalid the "law of large numbers" and acts in an elitist way. ЧErich Jantsch The Self-Organizing Universe. A six-horse team pulling a snow-roller had tamped down the worst ruts; and now sleighs, farm wagons full of hay and carousing students, and chuffing antique autos equipped with antique tire chains drove toward the College Green in anticipation of the pyrotechnics display. No modern vehicles were in sight.

I first discovered Julian May about three or four years ago, when I picked up "Jack the Bodiless," Book 1 in the "Galactic Milieu Trilogy. I thought, "Fantastic! Book one!

I first discovered Julian May about three or four years ago, when I picked up "Jack the Bodiless," Book 1 in the "Galactic Milieu Trilogy. I thought, "Fantastic! Book one! I can start at the beginning!" But after I was already well into Jack the Bodiless, I learned that it was the beginning of a trilogy that, in fact, was built upon earlier series. So, it wasn't exactly a Book 1 in the strictest sense.

Born in 1931, Julian May sold her first short story to John W. Campbell's Astounding magazine in 1951. But she didn't return to genre fiction until the 1980s. May then wrote the phenomenally successful Saga of the Exiles, followed by the Galactic Milieu series. The Many-Coloured Land won the Locus Best Novel Award and was shortlisted for numerous other high-profile genre awards. Библиографические данные. Intervention The Galactic Milieu series (Том 1).

PART I The Surveillance. And that would never do, eh? Some really big operator might see through you in the worst way!"

PART I The Surveillance. And that would never do, eh? Some really big operator might see through you in the worst way!" Rogi's whisper was scathing and his mental façade, fortified with Dutch courage, no longer betrayed a hint of unease. Well, I'm going over to watch the fireworks. How about you?" The mysterious presence drifted closer, exuding restrained coercion.

Now, Julian May takes up the tale of the three princesses, as the sorcerer Orogastus returns with long-forgotten technology. Genre: Science Fiction. Used availability for Julian May's The Surveillance.

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Julian Clare May (July 10, 1931 – October 17, 2017) was an American science fiction, fantasy, horror, science and children's writer who also used several literary pseudonyms. She was best known for her Saga of Pliocene Exile (Saga of the Exiles in the United Kingdom) and Galactic Milieu Series books. Julian May grew up in Elmwood Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, the oldest of four children.

A Pliocene Sequel - A great read for different reasons. com User, April 29, 2006. I enjoyed the Pliocene series very much and although the Milieu series, introduced by the novel Surveillance, is different in tone and texture it is still very good but for different reasons. The Pliocene series explored, in barbarically delightful drama, all the vagaries and emotional flaws that make us uniquely human.

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The Surveillance is the fifth book in a nine book epic about the development of psychic powers in humanity and their entry into a galactic civilization because of those psychic powers. This part of the story begins in 1945 with the birth of Rogatien and Donatien Remillard, the first of the Remillard family to have metapsychic powers. It follows the family and the development of their psychic powers over the course of ~175 years. Psychic powers will allow the entry of mankind into the Galactic Milieu, a peaceful society where all psychic beings are linked.

However, not all of humanity develops the powers and conflict and uncertainty abound, both in the Remillard family and in the human family. The Surveillance charts the course of the world and the powerful metapsychic families as Earth develops toward full membership in the galactic society that will save them. The story is told through the first person journal accounts of Rogi Remillard and the third person omniscient accounts of dozens of secondary and teritiary characters. Humans without psychic powers are jealous of thos with powers and those with powers want more power and are jealous of the aliens who oversee their development. It is a study of power and love and hope. Even the villains are understandable and human in their motives and ambitions and the heroes are flawed.

The story of the Remillard family and Earth on a galactic scale continues in Metaconcert (Intervention, No 2) (Vol 2),Jack the Bodiless (Galactic Milieu Trilogy),Diamond Mask and Magnificat (Galactic Milieu Trilogy, No 3). The story then goes back to the future and the past in the linked tetrology The Saga of the Pliocene Era which can be read either before or after the Intervention and the Galactic Milieu trilogy.

Julian May has created brilliant, psychologically complex, epic space opera on a grand scale and deserves to be better remembered for this book and the series of which it is part. The writing is smooth, the character development complete and complex in a way not usually associated with genre fiction and the themes of humanity's fatal flaws on an individual and a collective level evergreen. Get the series and either start here with The Surveillance and continue to Metaconcert and the Galactic Milieu Trilogy or start with the Saga of the Pliocene Exiles and continue with Intervention and the trilogy. Either way a rich reading experience awaits you.
I can see how this would be a highly rated book---it's well written and thought provoking. However, my issue with this book is that I found the story unbelievable. In real life I am really annoyed by pseudoscience (e.g. claims of ESP) and to get into this book you'd have to suspend your lack of belief and imagine all that is real. The story was entertaining, and it was neat to see how the characters' lives unfolded, but it just was not for me. It was amusing to hear the aliens discussing human culture---I laughed out loud at points, but otherwise the alien descriptions were too bizarre for my taste.
Great series (actually 3 series that all tie together - read all in the proper order!).
Great Sci-Fi.
One book of a favorite series
Mr Freeman
I love all Julian May her books, and was not aware that this book 1 was also published in her book Intervention, which I read 2x. For me the story is both fiction but could very well become fact.
Is Julian May still well known today? If not, its a shame because to me she seems to come out of that crop of SF writers that popped up during the eighties (Kim Stanley Robinson, Iain Banks, Dan Simmons, David Brin, William Gibson are among the others that come to mind, you could also throw CJ Cherryh in there although she technically started in the late seventies . . . the stuff I really like from her is from the eighties though) that were not just dependably solid and enjoyable to read but also came across as a concerted attempt to do something different every time, whether it was playing with storytelling techniques or staking out new ground or simply glorying in their own voices there's definitely a good sized group that could easily fill up a graduation class photo.

May wasn't really a child of eighties SF, especially since she was in her fifties by then. She had written a couple stories in the 1950s (one of which was filmed a couple of times apparently) before avoiding the genre entirely until the eighties hit, when she came out with her "Saga of Pliocene Exile". And while that sounds like some kind of weird cross between "Clan of the Cave Bear" and "Outlander", it was something entirely different, the tale of a group from the future that goes back in time to the Pliocene to get the heck away from what the world has become and hopefully start a utopia. Unfortunately for them, aliens have reached the Pliocene first and set up shop. What follows is a very strained, violent version of "The Odd Couple" as the groups do pretty much everything but live in harmony. Oh, and psionic powers factor into this as well. I'm pretty sure it ended in a cataclysm. It was pretty great and all four books are well worth your time.

But as it turns out, the whole thing was just an introduction to May's future history, which would eventually lead to her Galactic Milieu series. To serve as a bridge between the two series and to explain how we got to the future that we glimpsed in the past (er, so to speak) she wrote the novel "Intervention" and because American publishers love our money as much as we love forking it over to them they split a novel that wasn't very long in the first place into two separate books, of which this is the first.

So its the first half of a book that serves as a prequel to two different series . . . is there any point to even reviewing this? Yes, actually. The fact that I still remember Julian May being very good despite having read the Pliocene series well over a decade ago in college tells you how memorable her writing is and reading this book reminded me just how good she was. The novel follows the gradual evolution of the Remillard family from a handful of French-Canadians to a family that would wind up changing the world and giving us a place in the universe. Its mostly told by Rogi, who is writing his memoirs of the days when metaphysical powers began to appear more often in the world, though there are moments when it cuts away to show the developing powers of other people across the planet, as well as what a bunch of aliens are doing as they observe humankind and fervently hope we don't blow ourselves to bits.

The weakest parts to me are the ones with the aliens, who are showcases for May's imagination and not much else, not having a true alien sense that an author like Cherryh would bring to the proceedings (plus at times it seems like a faint mishmash of David Brin's Uplift Series without being as galactic spanning, at least not yet). Given their job is to sit there and wait until we get our collective act together or watch as we immolate ourselves I can understand why there isn't much she can do with those scenes, but still, I don't think I would miss them if they were excised from the book entirely. Even the "Family Ghost" that advises Rogi at various moments acts more like a literal deus ex machina, basically telling him exactly what to do at certain points or maneuvering him into positions where the choice is fairly obvious.

Where it does succeed and succeed brilliantly is two fold. For one the characters are all fairly memorable, even the ones that don't appear that often. Most of our time is spent with Rogi and his ever growing extended family (he's sterile thanks to a childhood illness) and the generational feel that begins to swell in the novel is welcome as we watch his brother grow older, his nephews go from babies to men and start to have children of their own. She writes relationships well and seems to fully grasp how to make characters likeable even when they are doing things that aren't always in their best interest. She captures Rogi's freewheeling regret as well as his nephew Denis' guarded detachment and tentative hope and seems to get the complexities of family relationships, how sometimes you may be closer to a uncle instead of your father, how people can grow together when they realize all they have is each other, how you can be the same person yet different depending on who is in the room. The gradual aging of the family is one of the highlights of the novel and while it doesn't reach the heights of my favorite novels of that type (Crowley's "Little, Big" and to a lesser extent Banks' "The Crow Road") there are still like four more books to go featuring the same family.

And secondly, she writes a great set of psychic powers. There was probably the temptation to turn this into the X-Men, as the people with powers slowly emerge into the world and gain more confidence in their abilities. But she stays pretty focused on the science aspect of magic psychic powers, with much of the cast exploring how to use their abilities via university experiments (try to get that funded today) although we have at least two separate characters using their powers for crime just to keep things balanced. She has a nuanced and sympathetic view of what it's like to read minds, with some interesting depictions of mental speaking and a sensitivity toward what it would be like to be with someone who can't fully open with you the way you need (in a sense its a less despairing version of Silverberg's "Dying Inside"), treating those psychic powers as simply a very useful ability that people need to develop, like throwing a ball or dancing. It keeps the proceedings grounded despite rampaging all over the world and featuring people talking straightfaced about telekinesis, which several X-Men movies should tell you that it isn't quite as easy as you would think (though in all fairness they have claws and blue people).

Still, you can't give this book a full grade since its really only half the novel and doesn't conclude too much as find a place to stop. Also you can see where its going fairly early on, since its meant to be a staging ground for the next series, really only designed as a vehicle to carry us there without getting too confused (you could skip it entirely I suppose but I imagine it will make the next trilogy rougher going). Yet it impressed me enough to not want to read anything else but the next book, as well as reawakening long forgotten good vibes about the Pliocene series. It's ultimately telling that despite parts of her series reminds me of a strange combination of so many other SF series by other authors (enough so that it should have been a mess by all rights), the voice here reminds me of no one else but hers.