mercredi 29 juillet 2009

ALIEN OF THE DAY: HUMAN BLANKET

Extrait du Book of Aliens:
"The human blanket is a vegetal symbiotic lifeform that shares the nurrishment it gets from its photosynhtesis with its host by wrapping itself around his shoulders. It also boosts his health, endurance as well as his moral by keeping him company and telepathically tell him stories. By itself, the blanket cannot be considered sentient but rather blank and potentially sentient. It takes and builds its personnality and imagination from the the depths of the mind of its host.
The blankets were invented by a science-fiction writers in the late 1950ies in one of his novels. In the 2500ies, some Earth publisher was selling the novel, among others, to an obscure species of biogeneticists who found the idea compelling and decided to bioengineer the creature.
It looks much like a blanket at the center of which a rough human face would appear."

It appears in So Bright the Vision by Clifford Donald Simak.

3 commentaires:

Normazan a dit…

Une idee etonnante de Simak.

qosmiq a dit…

Simak est une mine d'idees etonnante, c'est juste que son coté souvent pastoral, sans trop de testosterone et ou l'esprit de l'ingenieur est souvent absent font qu'il n'est pas un favori du moment mais je crois qu'il est appelé a etre redecouvert et que son oeuvre va mieux vieillir que bien des auteurs populaires en ce moment.

Bonhomme a dit…

A voir le titre j'ai cru a CLive Barer et sa "confession d,un linceul" (J'oubli le titre original) qui raconte l'histoire de l'âme d'un gars qui entre dans son linceul sur sa table d'autopsie pour aller venger sa mort...