Open Your Eyes (2020)

Open Your Eyes Paul Jessup Open Your Eyes Her lover was a supernova who took worlds with him when he died and as a new world grows within Ekhi savage lives rage and love on a small ship in the outer reaches of space A ship with an agenda of
  • Title: Open Your Eyes
  • Author: Paul Jessup
  • ISBN: 9780982159606
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
Open Your Eyes Paul Jessup Her lover was a supernova who took worlds with him when he died, and as a new world grows within Ekhi, savage lives rage and love on a small ship in the outer reaches of space A ship with an agenda of its own.Critically acclaimed author of weird fiction Paul Jessup sends puppets to speak and fight for their masters while a linguistic virus eats through the minds of a grouHer lover was a supernova who took worlds with him when he died, and as a new world grows within Ekhi, savage lives rage and love on a small ship in the outer reaches of space A ship with an agenda of its own.Critically acclaimed author of weird fiction Paul Jessup sends puppets to speak and fight for their masters while a linguistic virus eats through the minds of a group of scavengers in Open Your Eyes, a surrealist space opera of haunting beauty and infinite darkness.
Open Your Eyes Paul Jessup

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  1. MG

    The cover of Open Your Eyes, written by Paul Jessup, was the first thing to grab me I was rather intrigued by the title, too Reading the back cover online sold me though I wanted to know about Ekhi s experiences We first meet her as she is having sex with her lover, a dying star The story is violent and beautiful It is, at times, simple and naked but for the most part, it is complex and layered There are many characters, each with a heavy back story and deep involvement The way Paul Jessup buil [...]

  2. Andreas

    A very original and visually intensive Space Opera The characters are especially strong Everyone seems to have a secret and the relationships are full of violence, power and hidden desires The story is smart and in the second half very creepy, turning the main characters into powerless pawns who don t know what s going on Unfortunately the end suffers under the deus ex machina syndrome and felt a little bit rushed Anyway, the novella is an extraordinary experience and I highly recommend it to ev [...]

  3. Mike

    Open Your Eyes is perhaps one of the densest 152 page novellas I have ever read It s not that the language is difficult but rather the near constant barrage surrealistic imagery never slackened and so varied from character to character that keeping up was, at times, difficult though not without rewards It could be argued that for all its popularity the Space Opera no matter how imaginative or original frequently covers familiar, even comforting, elements from plot devices, to characters, to worl [...]

  4. Lori

    from publisherListened 5 7 12 5 11 122.5 Stars Recommended lightly Fans of sci fi nightmare deus ex machina space storiesAudio Download approx 3.5 hrs Publisher Iambik Apex Book CompanyNow, I know I am not the only person who s ever picked up a book and been like Ok, so this is totally not what I would typically read but man, the cover is kinda creepy and the story sounds kinda interesting so I m going to give it a shot only to turn around once you start getting into it and think what in the hol [...]

  5. Paul Eckert

    Here s the opening lines from Open Your Eyes Her lover was a supernova She smiled when he came, his bright burning light rocking her body, impregnating her with the essence of stars And that s not a supernova in the metaphorical sense No, a woman is actually copulating with an actual supernova, and becoming impregnated by it That s just one example of the wonderful weirdness that is Open Your Eyes, a demented and thrilling ride through outer space in a spaceship with a heart and a captain hellbe [...]

  6. Melissa

    I m not quite sure why I like this novella Jessup wastes no time in explaining the world his characters inhabit, jumping right into a scene worthy of Philip K Dick, Ehki s lover going nova as he dies leaving her pregnant It s a little cyberpunk AI, nano whatevers, machines that can rebuild a dead body, souls minds that back up and a little 2001 A Space Odyssey It s definitely not vanilla and that s probably why I like it.

  7. Jesse Bullington

    A very fun and quick read, with great imagery bio technology Creepy doll like androids Ganeshes and a lightspeed fast pace because it s SF Great turn of phrase, I know The only real letdown is that I thought the interior illustrations were by the cover artist my fault for not noticing, of course A must read for fans of lush SF.

  8. Christy Stewart

    Fantastic novella I was overtaken with the fleshy industrial imagery and somewhere along the way I became really invested in the characters which is rare for me, especially in such a limited amount of pages.The only mark against it is the illustrations There are four of them, all in the begining and all pretty poorly done It s distracting The cover is beautiful, though.

  9. Jodi Davis

    There were some really wonderful passages in this book.Otherwise WTF With nearly no exposition not as exciting as it sounds I m left with a very unsatisfying list of questions, such as HOW WHAT WAIT

  10. Jonathan Wood

    The literary weird takes off into space with this intriguing novella from Jessup The action is tight and the surreal images keep on coming A fun evening s read.

  11. Tj

    Paul Jessup s novella Open Your Eyes is a modern space opera with a feel reminiscent of the New Wave of science fiction which occurred during the late 60 s and early 70 s as best exemplified by many of the contributors featured in the table of contents of Harlan Ellison s Dangerous Visions anthology writers like Delany, Aldiss, Dick, and Ballard come immediately to mind In Open Your Eyes, we are presented with a world of deep space exploration Spaceships are organic and very human with conscious [...]

  12. Ryan

    A short space opera novel about a woman who s been impregnated by a star, and whose living spaceship has become infested with a linguistic virus eats through the minds of a group of scavengers I m not entirely sure how I felt about this one.On the one hand, it s brilliant There are some passages here that sing with how sublime and fantastic they are especially the first page , which had me hooked into reading the whole thing once I was done it At the same time, it s complex and demanding And in [...]

  13. Edward Rathke

    Her lover was a supernova She smiled when he came, his bright burning light rocking her body, impregnating her with the essence of stars Titled a surreal space opera for very good reason, it opens with that sentence above, which is not metaphorical.The language of the prose is absolutely brilliant here where a journey through the stars becomes almost magical It s a very dark novel, which is partly what sort of holds it down It s a story that s reaching very high but gets caught up in violence an [...]

  14. Harv Griffin

    This tiny science fiction novel is excruciatingly weird Paul s mind goes to places I only visit in dreams That said, he didn t bring me along for the ride The supernova impregnation was the beginning of my disconnect with the book s message.OPEN YOUR EYES was difficult for me to read Jessup is in good company Erica Jong is hard for me to read but her surprises usually keep me going , Tom Robbins is hard for me to read but one chapter of Robbins is better than a semester of creative writing at co [...]

  15. John

    Very good, very disturbing and disorienting book A couple of the characters needed a bit development, and the prose faltered in a few places, but I was greatly impressed with this surreally tinged SF anti space opera I recommend it to folks looking for a different take on SF it s bold, disheveled, and surprising I have a longer review on my blog eruditeogre 2011.

  16. Donald

    Generally, I like the stuff I read to make sense This is just out there Still, I enjoyed some of the ideas that did make sense to me If I had to put this one in a box, I d call it a surrealist sci fi space thing a ma bob with a twist of, oh, I don t know maybe It was interesting, different, a nice diversion from normal.

  17. Cindy

    Really, really wasn t my thing at all The story had a promising start, but just got unnecessarily weird as it progressed That would be okay if the author would have refrained from all the sentence fragments And then passed them off As whole sentences Completely annoying.

  18. Jennifer Brozek

    This is one of those books you either love or hate It is a surreal space opera It is very surreal I don t hate it but I am meh about it.

  19. S. Taylor

    Brilliant, hallucinogenic, the tale of an insane, living spaceship and her inhabitants and so much .

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