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[PDF] Cold War in a Country Garden | by ¿ Lindsay Gutteridge - Cold War in a Country Garden, Cold War in a Country Garden The garden was seven miles long A puddle was a lake a shower of rain a flood Flowers were giant trees Ants centipedes wasps were deadly predators Matthew Dilke and his platoon were less than a quart
I read this a long, long time ago before there was even a galaxy far, far away I vaguely remember I enjoyed it a great deal and am now thinking it would be good to try to track down a copy in order to re read it.
A 1971 little gem, this book needs to be read in the context of its era The hero has been minaturised, and battles the fierce denizens of English Country Garden It is better than its sequels, and might be of interest to those who want a broad view of the evolution of science fiction from the Golden Age to the present, as it sits squarely in the middle Its style is very British, almost Day of the Triffids meets James Bond, and historically it stands in contrast to the psychedelic psychological wo [...]
Sf series featuring Matthew Dilke Cold War in a Country Garden 1971 , Killer Pine 1973 and Fratricide is a Gas 1975 calls upon themes from espionage to Ecology to buttress far fetched tales of a government agent Miniaturized with some companions to test the chances of counteracting Overpopulation by resettling the world the last volume is set in the jungles of Peru with a miniaturized mankind having a typical height of one quarter of an inch 6mm.
The new Ant Man movie reminded me that I wanted to reread Lindsay Gutteridge s Mathew Dilke stories, which I first read when I was at school, and fondly remember, mixing, as they did, several boyhood interests science fiction, insects and spies.The story falls into two main parts We are first introduced to Dilke after he s already completed the mysterious miniaturisation process, now standing at inch high and, thanks to some departmental joker, bearing the codename 00.25 Dilke s survival trainin [...]
I found this book back in the early 80s in a jumble sale and read it straight away It was a really enjoyable book and made my young eyes re evaluate my parents garden to a place of mystery and adventure The book is the adventures of a man miniaturised and left in a normal garden to see if he could survive It s really two stories, the first is how Matthew Dilke and his companions learnt to survive in the wild and the second is their first mission In truth the mission was a bit of an anti climax b [...]
I read this many years ago but still remember the story that means it was good and original.
I read this book in the 70 s, and enjoyed it It has always stuck in my mind for some reason I recently got it off for a couple of pounds, and I thoroughly enjoyed it Just a great book.
The subject is an enjoyable one miniaturized men doing espionage work in Romania Scary side effects in the form of antlions and centipedes There is not much explanation of how the miniaturization is done, and at times it was hard to visualize what was being described Still, an entertaining read.
A clever story, I found myself enjoying it, despite a lot of the dated nature of the material The concept was well handled and the idea makes for pretty pictures.
I remember reading this a long time again when I found in my grandmother s house while she was moving I was never sure why she, or my grandfather would have it never really seemed their style It combines an intriguing premise with almost Wyndham like prose and, for the first half, rattles along at a good pace Once the action moves away from the survival portion to the espionage theme, it does lose its way a touch While at university I was able top pick up the two sequels which never managed to c [...]
I read this book in a library, and never even checked it out It s the basis of the movie The Incredible Shrinking Man or says it is, anyway Suggested complementary reading Haldane s On Being The Right Size.
Excellent book, the adventures of a miniaturised man fighting for survival in his garden