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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison - Summary \u0026 Analysis
Tell me you're okay! Hiro : We're fine. Tadashi : We're okay. Cass : Oh, good. For 10 years, I have done the best I could to raise you. Have I been perfect? Do I know anything about children? Should I have picked up a book on parenting? Where was I going with this? I had a point. Well, I love you, too! I had to close up early because of two felons. On beat poetry night. Stress eating. Because of you. Come on, Mochi. This is really good! You better make this up to aunt Cass before she eats everything in the cafe.
For sure. And I hope you learned your lesson, bonehead. You're going bot fighting, aren't you? There's a fight across town. If I book, I can still make it. When are you gonna start doing something with that big brain of yours? Go to college like you? So people can tell me stuff I already know? What would mom and dad say? I don't know. They're gone. They died when I was three, remember? I'll take you. I can't stop you from going, but I'm not going to let you go on your own. What are we doing at your nerd school? Bot-fight's that way!
Gotta grab something. Is this gonna take long? Relax, you big baby. We'll be in and out. Anyway, you've never seen my lab. Oh, great, I get to see your nerd lab! Heads up! Electro-mag suspension? Who are you? Go Go, this is my brother Hiro. Welcome to the nerd lab. I've never seen electro-mag suspension on a bike before. Zero resistance, faster bike. But, not fast enough Do not move. Behind the line, please. Hey, Wasabi. This is my brother Hiro. Hello, Hiro.
Prepare to be amazed. Laser-induced plasma? Oh, yeah. With a little magnetic confinement for ultra-precision. How do you find anything in this mess? I have a system. There's a place for everything, and everything in its place. Need this! You can't do that! This is anarchy! Society has rules! Excuse me! Coming through! Oh, my gosh. You must be Hiro! I've heard so much about you!
Perfect timing. That's a whole lot of tungsten carbide. Come here, come here, come here. You're going to love this. A dash of perchloric acid, a smidge of cobalt, a hint of hydrogen peroxide, super-heated to Kelvin, and It's pretty great, huh? It's so pink. Here's the best part. I know, right? Chemical metal embrittlement. Not bad, Honey Lemon. I spill wasabi on my shirt one time, people. One time! Fred is the one who comes up with the nicknames. Hiro : Who's Fred? Fred' : This guy, right here! Don't be alarmed. It is just a suit. This is not my real face and body. The name's Fred. School mascot by day, but by night I am also a school mascot. So, what's your major? No, no, no, I'm not a student.
But I am a major science enthusiast. I've been trying to get honey to develop a formula, that can turn me into a fire-breathing lizard at will. But she says that's "not science. Yeah, and I guess the shrink ray I asked Wasabi for isn't "science" either. Is it? Well, then, what about "invisible sandwich"? Imagine eating a sandwich, but everybody just thinks you're crazy. Just stop. Laser eyes? Tingly fingers? Never gonna happen. Hey, what about a growth serum? So, what have you been working on? I'll show you. Duct tape? I hate to break it to you, bro. Already been invented. This is what I've been working on.
I am Baymax. Your personal healthcare companion. I was alerted to the need for medical attention when you said, "ow. On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your pain? Physical or emotional? I will scan you now. Scan complete. You have a slight epidermal abrasion on your forearm. I suggest an anti-bacterial spray. What's in the spray, specifically? The primary ingredient is bacitracin.
That's a bummer. I'm actually allergic to that. You are not allergic to bacitracin. You do have a mild allergy to peanuts. Not bad. You've done some serious coding on this thing, huh? Programed him with over 10, medical procedures. This chip is what makes Baymax, Baymax. Yeah, going for a non-threatening, huggable kind of thing. Looks like a walking marshmallow. No offense. I am a robot. I cannot be offended. Hyperspectral cameras? Titanium skeleton? Carbon fiber. Even lighter. Killer actuators. Where did you get those? Machined them right here, in-house. He can lift 1, pounds. Shut up. You have been a good boy. Have a lollipop.
I cannot deactivate until you say you are satisfied with your care. Well then, I'm satisfied with my care. He's going to help a lot of people. Hey, what kind of battery does it use? Lithium ion. You know, supercapacitors would charge way faster. Burning the midnight oil, Mr. Hey, Professor. Actually, I was just finishing up. You must be Hiro. Bot-fighter, right? When my daughter was younger, that's all she wanted to do. May I? Magnetic-bearing servos.
Pretty sick, huh? Hey, genius! He invented them. You're Robert Callaghan? Like, as in, the Callaghan-catmull spline, and Callaghan's "laws of robotics? Ever think about applying here? Your age wouldn't be an issue. He's pretty serious about his career in bot-fighting. Well, kind of serious. I can see why. With your bot, winning must come easy. Yeah, I guess.
Well, if you like things easy, then my program isn't for you. We push the boundaries of robotics here. My students go on to shape the future. Nice to meet you, Hiro. Good luck with the bot-fights. We gotta hurry if you want to catch that bot-fight. I have to go here. If I don't go to this nerd school, I'm gonna lose my mind. How do I get in? Every year, the school has a student showcase. You come up with something that blows Callaghan away, you're in. But, it's gotta be great. Trust me. It will be. No ideas! Useless, empty brain! Washed up at So sad. I got nothing! I'm done. I'm never getting in. Hey, I'm not giving up on you. What are you doing?
Shake things up. Use that big brain of yours to think your way out. Wow, a lot of sweet tech here today. How are you feeling? You're talking to an ex-bot fighter. Takes a lot more than this to rattle me. Yep, he's nervous. You have nothing to fear, little fellow. Relax, Hiro. Your tech is amazing. Tell him, go go. Woman up. What do you need, little man? Breath mint? Fresh pair of underpants? You need serious help. Hey, I come prepared. I haven't done laundry in six months. One pair lasts me four days. I go front, I go back, I go inside-out. Then I go front and back. That is both disgusting and awesome. Don't encourage him. It's called "recycling. This is it. I guess I'm up. Okay, photo, photo!
Everybody say, "Hiro. We love you, Hiro. Good luck! Science, yeah! All right, bro. Come on. Don't leave me hanging. What's going on? I really want to go here. You got this. My name is Hiro My name is Hiro Hamada, and I've been working on something that I think is pretty cool. I hope you like it. This is a microbot. It doesn't look like much, but when it links up with the rest of its pals The microbots are controlled with this neural transmitter. I think what I want them to do They do it. The applications for this tech are limitless. What used to take teams of people working by hand for months or years, can now be accomplished by one person.
And that's just the beginning. How about transportation? Microbots can move anything anywhere, with ease. If you can think it, the microbots can do it. The only limit is your imagination. That's my nephew! My family! I love my family! Nailed it! You just blew my mind, dude! They loved you. That was amazing! With some development, your tech could be revolutionary. Alistair Krei! I want your microbots at Krei tech. Krei is right. Your microbots are an inspired piece of tech. You can continue to develop them, or you can sell them to a man who's only guided by his own self-interest.
Robert, I know how you feel about me, but it shouldn't affect This is your decision, Hiro. But you should know Mr. Krei has cut corners and ignored sound science to get where he is. That's just not true. I wouldn't trust Krei tech with your microbots, or anything else. Hiro, I'm offering you more money than any year-old could imagine. I appreciate the offer, Mr. Krei, but they're not for sale. I thought you were smarter than that.
That's my brother's. That's right. I look forward to seeing you in class. That's what I'm talking about. All right, geniuses, let's feed those hungry brains. Back to the caf! Dinner is on me! Nothing is better than free food! I'm so proud of you. Both of you. Thanks, aunt Cass. I know what you're going to say. I was just gonna tell you your fly was down for the whole show. Welcome to nerd school, nerd. Hey, I, um I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you. So, you know, thanks for not giving up on me. Are you okay? I'm okay. But Professor Callaghan is still in there.
Tadashi, no! Callaghan's in there. Someone has to help. Have some tea. Cass : Hey, sweetie. Hey, aunt Cass. Matsuda's in the cafe. She's wearing something Super inappropriate for an year-old. That always cracks you up. You should come down. Maybe later. The university called again. It's been a few weeks since classes started. But they said it's not too late to register. I'll think about it. Hey, Hiro. We just wanted to check in, And see how you're doing. We wish you were here, buddy.
Hiro, if I could have only one superpower right now, it would be the ability to crawl through this camera, and give you a big hug. I am Baymax, your personal healthcare companion. Hey, Baymax. I didn't know you were still active. I heard a sound of distress. What seems to be the trouble? I just stubbed my toe a little. I'm fine. A zero. I'm okay, really. You can shrink now. Does it hurt when I touch it? That's okay. No touching. I'm fine You have fallen. You think? On a scale On a sca On a scale of 1 to No, no, no, no. Crying is a natural response to pain. I'm not crying. I will scan you for injuries. Don't scan me.
You have sustained no injuries. However, your hormone and neurotransmitter levels indicate that you are experiencing mood swings common in adolescence. Diagnosis: puberty. Time to shrink now. You should expect an increase in body hair, especially on your face, chest, armpits, and Thank you! That's enough. You may also experience strange and powerful new urges. Let's get you back in your luggage. I'm satisfied with my My microbot? This doesn't make any sense. Puberty can often be a confusing time for a young adolescent flowering into manhood.
The thing is attracted to the other microbots, but that's impossible. They were destroyed in the fire. Dumb thing's broken. Your tiny robot is trying to go somewhere. Oh, yeah? Why don't you find out where it's trying to go? Would that stabilize your pubescent mood swings? You're up and I figured it was time. Are you registering for school? I thought about what you said. Really inspired me. Oh, honey, that's so great. Okay, special dinner tonight. I'll whip up some chicken wings. You know, with the hot sauce that makes our faces numb.
Last hug. Watch it! Are you crazy? I have found where your tiny robot wants to go. I told you, it's broken. It's not trying to go There is a window. Please exercise caution. A fall from this height could lead to bodily harm. Oh, no. Excuse me while I let out some air. Are you done? It will take me a moment to re-inflate. Fine, just keep it down. My microbots? Someone's making more. You gave me a heart attack! My hands are equipped with defibrillators. Stop, stop, stop! It's just an expression. Oh, come on! I am not fast. Yeah, no kidding! Kick it down! Then punch it! Go, go, go! Move it! Come on! No, no. The window! Suck it in! Come on, let's get out of here. All right, let me get this straight. A man in a kabuki mask attacked you, with an army of miniature flying robots.
He was controlling them telepathically with a neurocranial transmitter. So, Mr. Kabuki was using esp to attack you and balloon man. Did you file a report when your flying robots were stolen? I thought they were all destroyed. Look, I know it sounds crazy, but Baymax was there, too. He's telling the truth. What the Low battery. Try to keep it together. I'm healthcare, your personal Baymax companion. Kid, how about we call your parents -and get them down here? Write your name and number down on this piece of paper, and we can I've gotta get you home to your charging station.
Can you walk? If my aunt asks, we were at school all day. Got it? We jumped out a window. You can't say things like that around aunt Cass. You home, sweetie? I thought I heard you. Look at my little college man. I can't wait to hear all about it! And wings are almost ready. Will you be quiet? Yeah, wings! All right, get ready to have your face melted. We are gonna feel these things tomorrow. You know what I'm saying? Sit down. Tell me everything. The thing is that, since I registered so late, I've got a lot of school stuff to catch up on. What was that? That darn cat. At least take a plate for the road, okay? Hairy baby. All right, come on. One foot in front of the other.
Tadashi's gone. When will he return? He's dead, Baymax. Tadashi was in excellent health. With a proper diet and exercise, he should have lived a long life. Yeah, he should have. But there was a fire and Now, he's gone. People keep saying he's not really gone. As long as we remember him. It still hurts. I see no evidence of physical injury. It's a different kind of hurt. You are my patient. I would like to help. You can't fix this one, buddy. I am downloading a database on personal loss. Database downloaded. Treatments include contact with friends and loved ones. I am contacting them now. No, no, no! Your friends have been contacted.
Now, what are you doing? Other treatments include compassion and physical reassurance. You will be all right. There, there. Thanks, Baymax. I am sorry about the fire. It's okay. It was an accident. Unless it wasn't. At the showcase, that guy in the mask stole my microbots. And then set the fire to cover his tracks. He's responsible for tadashi. We gotta catch that guy. It's alive! It's alive, it's alive! If we're gonna catch that guy, you need some upgrades. Will apprehending the man in the mask improve your emotional state? Let's work on your moves. Now, let's take care of this. I have some concerns. This armor may undermine my non-threatening, huggable design.
That's kind of the idea, buddy. You look sick. I cannot be sick. Data transfer complete. I fail to see how karate makes me a better healthcare companion. You want to keep me healthy, don't you? Punch this. Side kick! Back kick! Gummy bears! Fist bump! No, this isn't a fighting thing. It's what people do sometimes when they're excited or pumped up. Hey, now you're getting it. I will add "fist bump" to my care-giving matrix. All right. Let's go get that guy. Get him, Baymax! We're too late. Always wait one hour after eating before swimming. Your heart rate has increased dramatic Okay, Baymax, time to use those upgrades.
Get out of here! Much quicker with a piggyback passenger for them to let go and drop into a standing position, both spin round and the original world walker hop up on the passengers back for a fast return than it is to disentangle, stand up, change position and remount. Ok, so why not a chair with rubber or plastic wheels like the one Miriam was seated in in book 1? Or rubber feet? Elderly Cynic Only people with good strength, very good knees AND very good balance can squat with someone on their lap. Miriam's chair has always bothered me a lot. According to everything the clans knew that chair could not be where it was. And Miriam was apparently quite smart, and quite observant. But somehow she never wondered how her chair ended up in another world.
Make it third, after back and front. You need a strong back to carry someone like that without hurting yourself. But it beats a squat into a cocked hat! Which one? Neither of the ones I've been taught match what I see people in the US doing. Mind you, I've seen the bride carry called a fireman's carry so I suspect a lot of the time it's more like "carry I saw a fireman use". Admittedly much of what I've been taught is in the context of lighter-than-average people, so the idea that a 70kg person is going to lift a kg person onto their shoulders then run up a flight of stairs and through a doorway was never going to fly. The hip carry at least makes it more plausible that you can carry someone heavier than you are, although twice your weight is still pushing it.
Shoulder drags are no fun, but make it possible for two or more people to work together which doesn't work for the clan, obviously. For stationary lifts the bent-leg hug and straighten is far more effective. I can actually lift twice my own weight, more for a short time, that way. She can't quite lift us two, but that's partly because her arms aren't long enough to get a good grip.
Some of this stuff I suspect comes down to OGH wanting the plot to be follow-able, and partly to him being fat and old. He's not going about his day picking up strange men and distributing them into ponds, so he doesn't readily imagine other people doing that. If he did visit a local dojo and spend a bit of time with fit young folk asking them how many people they can lift off the ground for two seconds I suspect he'd get quite different results to those depicted in the book. If you were doing that twice a day indefinitely I suspect you'd end up deciding that half an hour in the gym doing weights was worth while, and at that point you might want to think about exercises designed to build bone mass and joint resilience rather than purely muscle mass they are related but not identical.
I'm guessing that with regular training kg for the average fit young woman and kg for the average fit young man would be do-able. The problem with that from a courier perspective is that it every definitely locks you in to world-walking between flat, equipotential surfaces in controlled locations, because even a 10cm drop is going to result in a tangled pile of bits and possibly injury. Remembering OGH from a few years ago at Balticon, I don't think of him as "fat", or old, but given my perspective, most o' you are young whippersnappers.
Resistance is Futile. Prepare to be assimilated! Enjoyed it a lot. Looking forward to the spoiler thread. I wonder if Greg T will spot an almost direct quote perhaps coincidental near the end of the novel, related to an alleged Richard Courant quote about lack of sanity. I have escaped the wilds of rural Aberdeenshire for the day and am en route to Edinburgh, I hope Transreal have copies in stock. Tge weather is proper dreich, looks like ideal conditions to sit in a cosy pub with a good book. Transreal have copies in stock, but they're not signed yet. Not until tomorrow, anyway, because: logstics. Thanks for the response, I am staying overnight in Edinburgh, my train leaves at I hope I can catch a signed copy tomorrow Mine has been "The driver is 3 stops away" for the past hour.
I just started it last night Kindle version. I was worried that, several years having passed since I last read any Merchant Princes novel, that I would be lost on diving into a new one. I find, to my surprise, that I have the clearest memories of The Family Trade and the other early books in the series. I still carry the image of an modern office chair in a forest as my icon of the story. Thus I was pleased that it began with character sketches and time line summaries. And then, when I began the novel proper, I found I was almost lost, anyway. I had forgotten the cliffhanger that left Elizabeth bopping around a completely unfamiliar Berlin, and the other cliffhanger that resulting from Adam having died. I had forgotten how Rita and Miriam were related i. So, I'm gradually working my way into it.
Charlie 51 So those of us getting signed copies won't see them until some time Mon-Wed next week, then? Or something like that I'm dropping in at Transreal to sign them tomorrow lunchtime, so they should go in the post Friday evening. Also due to me having to schlep about 10kg of additional books a mile and a half uphill in Edinburgh and I am very unfit after a year and a half of self-isolation and no swimming.
Elderly Cynic Make it third, after back and front. The instructors did try to pair up people of similar physique. We went through the training as a platoon and I had a platoon that was half female. It didn't require running "up a flight of stairs and through a doorway" ; you only had to stagger far enough to get them and yourself out of the line of fire. In the context of world walking as I remember it from Empire Games and Dark State the carrier only has to be able to carry them a single step, when the trio of young world walkers who had aligned with Miriam were exploring new worlds - when they found the world with the dome and the door In an emergency - where a couple of world walkers might need to walk from 1 to 2 to 3 without advance prep - I think the "fireman's carry" would serve the purpose the same as it serves in combat.
The point is that it is much easier to carry a person on your back - BUT it requires the person to be able to hold their legs together and help a little with their arms. The Fireman's Carry is intended to carry people who are unconscious or otherwise incapacitated. I've always thought that the maybe-fireman's "carry" is You now have an overweight, but well-distributed "backpack" consisting of another person. Once, when teaching, I used this method to carry a yrd old pupil, who appeared to have badly injured their ankle.. Elderly Cynic The point is that it is much easier to carry a person on your back - BUT it requires the person to be able to hold their legs together and help a little with their arms. That was my point. The book is about people who are fighting a war.
What do they do if they need to evacuate a wounded comrade? How are they going to piggy-back someone who is NOT able to "hold their legs together and help a little with their arms"? Greg Tingey I've always thought that the maybe-fireman's "carry" is I don't think firemen generally use the fireman's carry to carry people up the stairs Again I'm thinking of how would world walkers evacuate an incapacitated comrade or respond to an emergency where they needed to rapidly cross multiple time lines without access to the harness system they designed for exploring Go to Waterstones Useless buggers. They had one copy of Dark State and one copy of Atrocity Archive, and that was it for anything by Charlie.
Go to WH Smiths They don't have any of Charlie's books at all. But they do have a big rack of Amazon gift cards, to encourage people who can't find what they want to order it from Amazon instead of from the shop they're actually in. And it seemed at the time that that would be an easier option than spending ten minutes saying things like "no, Stross, C. My Amazon account doesn't work. I haven't used it for ages, and now it keeps telling me it wants me to visit a link in an email it's sent me before it'll let me sign in. Only I forgot I was still using the domain of that email address for something I might care about, and let it drop. So the email cannot arrive. I go to send an email to Amazon customer support.
Only there is no fucking email for Amazon customer support. The only methods provided to contact them require you to log in first, which is no bloody use when it's not being able to log in you need to contact them about. So I end up searching the web and past emails for any vaguely useful looking possibilities and trying those until I find one that doesn't bounce. Still don't know if it actually works of course. Never got a reply. Try the Amazon account again at random after a few days not expecting it to work, but am surprised to find it does now. Maybe my email did get through, or maybe someone at Amazon noticed the bounces from the nonexistent domain and had the nous to tell it to stop moaning, but I suspect it was just their computer system getting bored and acting the arse for no reason and then a few days later deciding to stop again.
I discover that if you can guess someone's Amazon password that's all you need to pinch their account. Having signed in, I can update my registered email address just by typing in the new one and visiting links out of a couple of emails it sends to the new one. It doesn't try to send anything to the old one to make sure someone's not trying to pinch the account, so I don't have to explain to customer service about the domain no longer existing. It doesn't even ask me what the old one was - it tells me what it was, instead. At bloody last Put "Invisible Sun" into the search box, go to the listing, select "paperback", try to buy it.
Only somewhere in the sequence of clicks that follows on the way to the checkout, the bloody weasel bastard remote system signs me up to fucking Amazon Prime. I never told it I wanted that, and it never gave me any opportunity to tell it I didn't. It just happened automatically without my consent, and suddenly I found it was trying to have me check out using Prime and not letting me tell it to fuck off. So I abort the checkout and try to cancel the Prime. Can't bloody do it. I discover several possible URLs hunting around the Amazon site, but they all redirect to one or other of two pages neither of which have any "cancel Prime" options even though it claims they do.
Every possible path eventually leads to the same place, which is the "Update, Cancel and more That link is mentioned several times, and even illustrated in screenshots, in Amazon's own help pages, but it doesn't exist any more. It's now changed to "Update your settings" and doesn't lead to anything except "manage your household", and there's nothing there either.Song Artist Isolation In The Invisible Man. The Ancient Egyptian Gods And Goddesses is told from the perspective of the regretful man who was once Isolation In The Invisible Man partner until Isolation In The Invisible Man betrayed her:. Freddie, this is your house? I spill Isolation In The Invisible Man on my shirt one time, people. My name is Hiro Hamada, and I've been working Isolation In The Invisible Man something that I think is pretty cool.