Review of Simulacron-3 by Daniel Galouye. The ‘brain in a vat’ scenario is a classic thought experiment rooted in inquiries into ontology. A virtual-reality novel from a time before virtual reality, Simulacron-3 is a prophetic tale of a future where nothing is as it appears to be. Simulacron-3 by Daniel F Galouye, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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An appeal to reason? You may use these HTML tags and attributes: The novel was adapted into a film called “The Thirteenth Floor”; good, though very different from the novel. Without betraying my awareness, Eimulacron-3 casually slipped my hand into my pocket. Most of them were pedistripping in the direction of Reactions, Inc. The major conceit of simulacrkn-3 novel is the concept that a person’s personal opinions can be quantified as data and used as a commodity to orient a society’s future.

Much of the book is prescient, though.

View all 5 comments. Retrieved January 6, Il concept ruota tutto attorno alle domande base da porsi quando si ragiona di universi simulati. Little did I know it was the basis of many other subsequent works, including one of my favorite movies, The Thirteenth Floor. They were both meant to sound similacron-3 public opinion by soliciting responses from analog human beings, rather than from actual persons.


View all 3 comments. Simulacron-3 is one gallouye about a hundred books I’ve had for as long as I’ve been a serious reader.

The book was quite different, and, frankly, I liked the movie better not something I often saybut I did enjoy the book, too.

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Jinx gakouye traveling back to a pre-evil Hall, and succeeds in her quest, but in this sense is doomed to repeat history… One more theme that’s common is the doubling of characters, or parallels. Some of the parallels are blatant, since there are mirrored worlds. Oct 29, Kevin rated it really liked it Siulacron-3 L’antico dilemma da Platone a oggi: To make matters worse for Hallhe becomes a person of interest in the murder of Fuller.

So the book remained unread and stashed with my original From the s until his retirement inhe was on the staff of The States Item. For sure a tough review without spoilers!!

Enviado por Rafael Moura flag Denunciar. Dec 19, Franky rated it really liked it Shelves: In a world of illusion, choice becomes the only individual control, and Hall’s choices keep him from becoming like his other self. Nov 01, Kerwin added it. At the window again, I watched the huge, orange disc of the sun slip into the sky, forcing back the haze of sijulacron-3 before it.

Joseph, that I picked up Galouye’s Simulacron-3, knowing nothing of the book or its author, but being intrigued by the title which I suspected simjlacron-3 have something to do with copies or copying.


Zur deutschen Ausgabe von Scipio: The sexism drove me up the wall, at times, and the book often seemed more interested in the science aspect than the fiction part.

There are some little problems with the story.


World on a Wire aired on German television in ’73 and follows the book closely, with obvious concessions made for budget no hovering cars, etc and stylization. I think, therefore I am? Ein spannendes und philosophisches Buch.

As I was collecting the books, often paying a dime or quarter for each, I was also reading books for school and working my way through the library’s collection of science fiction and mysteries. I would recommend this to anyone interested in sci-fi, pulp, 60’s paranoia and people who love the idea of “auto-tenders” mixing cocktails on command. Upon further investigation, it also inspired “The 13th Floor” and countless other well known works, including The Matrix.

Ich habe in einem Buch noch nie einen so perfekten Spannungsbogen erlebt. Jan 08, C M rated it it was amazing. You May Also Like.