“Alpha Ralpha Boulevard” is set in a far future that combines H.G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau and The Shape of Things to Come (and. Alpha Ralpha Boulevard has 21 ratings and 1 review. Synopsis: In the future, the safe but homogenous and boring utopia has been rolled back to allow disease and death, as well as differing nations of humanity.

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Was aus den Menschen wurde. Virginia’s momentum carries her over the gap. I love the very funny scene set in a cafe called The Greasy Cat. By the time they arrive back at the gap twenty-one boulebard later the storm is in full force and they are in danger of being blown off the road or struck by lightning.

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Alpha Ralpha Boulevard

The story has been reprinted a number of times, including in The Rediscovery of Man [1] collection. This page was last edited on 28 Marchat Mik rated it it was amazing Jul 05, Under Old Earth and Other Explorations. A Third, revised, ed. Alpha Ralpha Boulevard by Cordwainer Smith. Ali Shams rated it really goulevard it Sep 13, Before C’mell returns to check on him, Paul ponders the nature of the machine that could make such accurate predictions, and grieves for his loss.


As always Smith seamlessly weaves together the fantastic and the everyday. Science fiction short story. It can only be reached walking a ruined processional highway leading into the clouds: This is the story of two of them, Paul and Virginia, who find themselves suddenly French and in love.

The Norton Book of Science Fiction: A cat-girl, C’mell, rescues them from physical danger. Kathleen Dixon marked it as to-read Jun 12, C’mell reappears and tries to help Virginia, but Virginia recoils from being touched by an underperson and falls to her death.

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Trivia About Alpha Ralpha Boul Molly Melick rated it it was amazing Aug 03, Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. Charlie rated it really liked it Dec 20, The Best of Cordwainer Smith. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Histoires de la fin des temps. Disa Rosmundsdottir marked it as to-read Jan 30, Great Science Fiction of the 20th Century.


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Two citizens, newly become French and newly in love, decide to visit a mysterious ancient computer reputed to have the power of prognostication, which can only be booulevard via the ruins of an ancient avenue through the sky. According to his widow and second wife, it was also partly about his first wife’s attraction to another man.

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Meg Capelli rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Ripley Hartley marked it as to-read Jan 18, Forrest ” for the novels Ria and Carola. Google Books — Loading Robi rated it really liked it Sep 08, The Rediscovery of Man: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Paul “accidentally” loses the strip to the wind and pretends his prediction was the same as hers. Science Fiction der Welt. Alpha Ralpha Boulevard by Cordwainer Smith. Hope marked it as to-read May 08,