|Series||Library of Japanese literature|
|LC Classifications||PL845 B4 D313 1971|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||228|
Published at the end of the s, International Ice Age (Inter Ice Age 4 in the able translation of E. Dale Saunders) starts from the premise that the irresponsible human race causes world-scale catastrophes and can only be saved by re-engineering the human species to /5. A man is picked, apparently at random, only to be murdered before he can be programmed, but the computer can still read his mind. The resulting involvements are complicated by a climactic shift--Inter Ice Age which puts earth under water. Inter Ice age 4. [Kōbō Abe; Machi Abe] -- In this chilling, futuristic novel, Professor Katsumi of Tokyo has assembled and programmed a computer which, given all the available facts about a person or situation, can predict the future. Inter Ice Age 4. Inter Ice Age 4 (第四間氷期, Dai-Yon Kampyōki) is an early science fiction novel by Japanese writer Kōbō Abe originally serialized in the journal Sekai from to and first translated into English by American scholar E. Dale Saunders in
Oct 10, · The Thumbnail Book Reviews. by John Q McDonald 10 October Inter Ice Age 4. by Kobo Abe. In an intriguing postscript to this novel, Kobo Abe (most famous for Woman in the Dunes) invites the reader to contemplate the frightening and "cruel" separation between us in the present and the world of the future. To him, there is a scary amorality to how the future will look upon us in the . The prelude describes a tidal wave approaching Japan. The story is a first-person narrative by Professor Katsumi, inventor of a self-programming computer which can predict the future. Katsumi and his assistant, Tanamogi, plan to predict the future of a private, individual destiny. Inter Ice Age 4 is narrated by a scientist, Professor Katsumi, who is attempting to overcome bureaucratic interference so that his institute can build a supercomputer capable of predicting the future. Katsumi soon loses sight of this goal, however, as mysterious events threaten his safety. Luke Williams’s The Ice Age traces journo’s plunge into crystal meth By the time I got to the end of The Ice Age, the bottom right corner of the book was swollen with dog-eared page.
Aug 10, · The Paperback of the Inter Ice Age 4 by Kobo Abe, Machi Abe | at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more! B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help5/5(1). Inter Ice age [Kōbō Abe] -- In near-future Japan threatened by the melting of the polar icecaps, Professor Katsumi develops a computer that can predict human behavior. Unfortunately for the Professor, the computer predicts that. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. Books to Borrow. Top American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Inter Ice age 4 Pages: Feb 08, · Austin reviews a book by a Japanese author from A prophetic work of scifi.