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Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¾ Ken Liu The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary Free read ´ 108 Es périodes les plus obscures de l'histoire humaine Plus de mensonges Plus de secrets d'ÉtatCréée en 1932 sous mandat impérial japonais dirigée par le général Shiro Ishii l'Unité 731 se livra à l'expérimentation humaine à grande échelle dans la province chinoise du Mandchoukouo entre 1936 et 1945 provouant la mort de. So we can t go back in time but what if we could see back in time Glimpsing the past is almost as common as stories involving actual time travel In The Man Who Ended History however Ken Liu puts a very intimate and emotional twist on reliving and remembering the atrocities of war Coupled with the archaeological premise that these observational trips to the past are always a one time affair each act of observation destroys the particles that allow the observation to happen this allows Liu to explore the ramifications of allowing the past to intrude on the present so vividlyI ve always been uncomfortable with the way we learn history in Ontario high schools Grade 10 history is compulsory but it seems like history ends after World War II we just spend so much time on it And yeah it deserves to have a lot of time spent on it it was a big deal But so were many things that happened after 1950 things I have only vague ideas of since we didn t talk about them in history class Recently however I ve begun to notice that there is plenty I don t know about World War II and I m not referring to all the details that get glossed over because there isn t enough time The entire Sino Japanese War portion of the war is as best I can recall mentioned in nary a footnote in our history texts Japan was involved and not in a good way That s about all I learned in schoolIf it weren t for reading frivolous things like science fiction I wouldn t be aware that the Holocaust and similar ethnic cleansings in Europe were far from the only atrocities happening during that war It took a novella with shady particle physics and time travel of a sort to tell me about Unit 731 and Pingyang We re so selective when it comes to history and the idea of historical truth and this doesn t even have to be the result of nefarious intentions Simply put humans have terrible memories and we let our emotions and biases colour those memories Liu himself makes this point through the unreliability of the people who back to witness the activities at Unit 731The device of making each trip a destructive excavation of the past presents an interesting dilemma to the reader And therein lies my problem with The Man Who Ended History I couldn t agree with Wei Sorry but Yours Is Not Science if it is not verifiable The emotional retellings of descendants of victims travelling into the past is not verifiable Maybe sending trained historians might have worked better but I doubt it In the end observing the past isn t the magic bullet to historicity As long as humans are the one compiling the history we will never be objectiveLiu doesn t claim we could be though and I don t want to conflate my reactions against his main character with an idea that this story is poorly written On the contrary it s magnificently done And it works well at its length a short story would have been tantalizingly brief a novel far too plodding Plus in its documentary format it is of a series of scenes than an actual narrative with any kind of plot It s a carefully designed and executed thought experiment which is a grand tradition within science fictionDefinitely Hugo material Perhaps not Hugo winning we ll see what I think of the other nominees in the novella category But The Man Who Ended History takes real history somewhat forgotten history at least for this poor publicly schooled Westerner and asks uestions about how new technology might force us to confront our past That s what science fiction is all about

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Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¾ Ken Liu The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary Free read ´ 108 Près d'un demi million de personnes L'Unité 731 à peine reconnue par le gouvernement japonais en 2002 passée sous silence par les forces d'occupation américaines pendant des années est la première cible de cette invention révolutionnaire La vérité à tout prix uitte à mettre fin à l'HistoireCouverture Aurélien Polic. This is the first novella that I ve read from this year s Hugo selection and if the others are of as high a standard then it s going to be an extremely good year I loved this story from start to finishA lot of people have said that they found this very melancholy and very sad I agree but it didn t make me cry it s not as sad as The Paper Menagerie for instance The ending is depressing but entirely believable if the world was faced with the knowledge that it could explore its past I find it hard to believe that the countries involved in the book would want to do that Certainly I don t imagine any of the European powers being keen and neither do I think China or the USA would want to reopen old woundsI heard Liu talking on the SF Signal podcast recently and he was talking about people finding things out about history through his works that was definitely the case for me with this novella When a British school teaches students about World War II it tends to focus on the European side of the war and so I don t know all that much about the Pacific I definitely didn t know about the subject matter of the novella and I m glad that I now doI found the structure worked really well for the story and made good use of the length of the work I m not sure this style would have worked for an entire novel although having said that I do have World War Z coming up on my to read list and I get the impression that s semi similar I liked the way that views were presented of the USA China and Japan from both the political angle and the on the street angleI also found the central scientific idea completely brilliant The concept of using uantum entanglement to go back in time on a one time only basis is completely genius and makes excavations of the past possible I must say that on a purely scientific basis I was disappointed with the central character s decision to dive straight into doing this I thought his rationale for doing so was completely believable so this isn t a criticism of the author or the story but of the character if that makes any sense The idea of using the human brain to automatically filter out all the extraneous information was a nice touch

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Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¾ Ken Liu The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary Free read ´ 108 Futur procheDeux scientifiues mettent au point un procédé révolutionnaire permettant de retourner dans le passé Une seule et uniue fois par période visitée pour une seule et uniue personne et sans aucune possibilité pour l'observateur d'interférer avec l'objet de son observation Une révolution ui promet la vérité sur l. I loved the translation Ken Liu did for Liu Cixin his flawless language command and writing style made me love the books even This novella is also written perfectly even if the subject will tear you apartA couple of American scientists she a Japanese by origins and he a Chinese discovered the possibility to travel back in time as an eye witness and they use it for bringing to public opinion the atrocities committed by Unit 731 in Pingfang during WWII these are real facts search the internet and you ll be horrified it was the Asian Holocaust Japanese against Chinese But instead of being praised for bringing justice to the victims and their descendants it s being turned into a public opprobrium and a political masueradeThe story is written in the form of a documentary and Ken Liu says at the end of it that he was inspired by Ted Chiang s Liking What You See a Documentary It is being told from different point of views partly in a trial court from the American Japanese scientist to eye witnesses who traveled back in time and were part of those horrors to the torturer surgeons still alive to different people from the general public each one with herhis opinionIt s a very disturbing reading and not an easy one As I see it it s not even a sci fi story that s just the disguise It s a piece of history as real as you and me It s also a highly accurate observer of the human mind and behaviour and it rises a lot of ethical issues I can t say I loved the subject of the story I never enjoy reading about torture and crimes But the way Ken Liu wrote it it deserves the highest rating possible If it picked your interest it can be downloaded from the author site Author s notes This story is dedicated to the memory of Iris Chang and all the victims of Unit 731


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    [The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary] EBOOK / PDF Ken Liu ¾ 8 Free read Read The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary I loved the translation Ken Liu did for Liu Cixin his flawless language command and writing style made me love the books even This novella is also written perfectly even if the subject will tear you apartA couple of American scientists she a Japanese by origins and he a Chinese discovered the possibility to travel back in time as

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    [The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary] EBOOK / PDF Available for free on Ken Liu's site Liu starts with an idea first and creates a story around it Here as usual he does a mind blowingly good job of itThe point of this story is to draw attention to the atrocities committed by Japan's 'Unit 731' in Pingfang preceding and during WWII It also uses that era as a jumping off point to explore the different and largely avoidant attitudes that humans take when dealing with almost unimagi

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    Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¾ Ken Liu [The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary] EBOOK / PDF This novella is a brilliant exploration of time travel and the ethics of historiography told in the form of a documentary — interviews Senate hearings excerpts from TV documentaries and journal entries Ken Liu's notes at the end show that he

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    Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¾ Ken Liu [The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary] EBOOK / PDF Ken Liu ¾ 8 Free read So we can’t go back in time—but what if we could see back in time? Glimpsing the past is almost as common as stories involving actual time travel In The Man Who Ended History however Ken Liu puts a very intimate and emotional twist on reliving and remembering the atrocities of war Coupled with the archaeologi

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    [The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary] EBOOK / PDF I don't go into science fiction expecting to learn something about history I also didn't expect anything uite this heavy; after all Ken Liu is the person responsible for The Paper Menagerie and the cute little tinfoil sharkThis story addresses the horrors of Unit 731 the Japanese WWII unit that used human subjects for biological warfare test

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    [The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary] EBOOK / PDF A very interesting and provoking ‚fictional documentary‘ it‘s own genre I suppose on the non fictional atrocities and war crim

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    Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¾ Ken Liu [The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary] EBOOK / PDF The Man Who Ended History A Documentary is a science fiction story about historiography That is a fantastic idea I was so excited to pick up this novellaThe story surpassed my expectations It is a heavy and thought provoki

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    [The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary] EBOOK / PDF Ken Liu ¾ 8 Free read This is the first novella that I've read from this year's Hugo selection and if the others are of as high a standard then it's going to be an extremely good year I loved this story from start to finishA lot of people have said that they found this very melancholy and very sad I agree but it didn't make me cry; it's not as sad as 'The Paper Menagerie' for instance The ending is depressing but entirely believable; if the world was faced wi

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    Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¾ Ken Liu Ken Liu ¾ 8 Free read [The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary] EBOOK / PDF I was deeply impressed by this book as I don't think I've ever read anything where the content and the form of the story fit together so perfectly Despite this being a work of science fiction there was not a moment's doubt that the historic events described occurred in real life There are many aspects about the storytelling that work very well and I would definitely like to reread in time to find out why they

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    Ken Liu ¾ 8 Free read Download Ì eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¾ Ken Liu Read The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary A few comments on Ken Liu's Nebula nominated novella The Man Who Ended History A Documentary can be found here

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