In the fairly near future, genetic engineering has produced two super-intelligent men: Gold in the U.S.A. and Petrovna in the U.S.S.R. Meanwhile the solar system has been visited by aliens who seem to want to eliminate homo sapiens. An alien ship comes to grief, but its occupant survives with extensive brain damage. He is—wait for it—a 300 foot humanoid giant. Petrovna hasIn the fairly near future, genetic engineering has produced two super-intelligent men: Gold in the U.S.A. and Petrovna in the U.S.S.R. Meanwhile the solar system has been visited by aliens who seem to want to eliminate homo sapiens. An alien ship comes to grief, but its occupant survives with extensive brain damage. He is—wait for it—a 300 foot humanoid giant. Petrovna has a good idea: scoop the damaged brain section out, install computer control of muscles plus a chamber to contain a human being, then return said giant to his own planet so that the spy in his head can find out what's cooking. Petrovna is killed, but Gold and Petrovna's female assistant carry out the mission......
|Title||:||The Mind behind the Eye|
|Number of Pages||:||191 Pages|
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The Mind behind the Eye Reviews
I read this as a young teenager and it was the first book I read where sex was more than kiss-and-fade. The fact that it was definitely non-con did not disturb me then as much as it would now. The three stars are more for nostalgia than the plot.
At first I was wondering how I would like this book and was pleasantly surprised. Gold, one of two genetically enhanced humans, ends up leading a two person mission to an alien planet to save the world, enclosed inside the head of a 300 foot tall man of who's body he controls. First thing that came to my mind was a twisted sci-fi version of Gulliver's Travels where the lilliputians did strange things to Gulliver. But with that to the side the story plays out with Gold and Marina's mission getting to the aliens home planet where they find out the reasons why they are attacking the earth. I won't go into any more detail of the story, but I will comment on a few things I found interesting. The Hilt-Sil culture is rather fascinating. I see it as the author's possible vision of an Utopia perhaps. I could honestly think of it as my own. Everybody self contained to a degree but interconnected in what is needed. The planet a park rather than an industrial wasteland where Hilt-Sil had learned to develop their life in balance with the planet. Another thing that I was wondering why the author was going there and how it would tie into the story was the sex scenes. By the end of the story it makes sense and it isn't trivial, which I was glad of. I am definitely going to be looking around for some more of this authors works.
This is something i read as a boy of 11 or 12, i think. Not particularly good, if i recall, but i was a voracious reader of scifi at the time and it was one of those books on near-perpetual display in a wire rack near the circ counter at my public library.What attracted me to it was an intriguing, Fantastic voyage-esque story where humans installed a control capsule in the body of a brain-dead alien giant to learn about them through direct observation and interaction. Like the Arquillians in the first Men in black movie.What i found was a treasure trove of sex scenes. The first i had come across in my readings that weren’t glossed over or relegated to “clothes on” action. It affected my adolescent brain greatly.I read it a couple of times, certain parts many times.Interestingly, i see that there are a lot of other Goodreads reviewers that had the same experience. I haven’t read it in many years but i recall it being fairly well written with a memorable premise and content.
Some books do the hard work for you. This is one of them. I picked up Joseph Green’s The Mind Behind the Eye because the back cover promised a war between two genetically-engineered super-intelligent men, one in the USA, and one in the USSR. But the book itself has nothing to do with Cold War politics and a whole lot to do with freaky giant sex. The main character is Albert Aaron Golderson, known as Gold, a product of the American genetics program who has an extra 12 ounces of brain mass which makes him the second-smartest man in the world, after Petrovna, a Communist mutant with stunted limbs and a big ol’ brain.Read the rest of my review here.
Really cool little story! Almost two stories in one. The first, and main, plot concerns the efforts of Gold, the main character, and his assistant Marina to infiltrate an alien society of 300-foot giants to determine why the appear to be trying to wipe out humanity, while the second story concerns Gold's life as a man with genetically enhanced intellect.
it was as much a history lession as it was science fiction. an interesting read.
This review is written for my insane and impossible quest to read all DAW books.Previous book: Spell of the Witch WorldNext book: The Probability ManFor a book written in 1972 (that takes place somewhere in the 1980s) this was way ahead of its time. An interesting book with some pretty nice ideas. I just wish it was a bit longer.
1987 grade B-aka Gold The Man