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When Winston Niles Rumfoord flies his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum he is converted into pure energy and only materializes when his ...Show synopsisWhen Winston Niles Rumfoord flies his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum he is converted into pure energy and only materializes when his waveforms intercept Earth or some other planet. As a result, he only gets home to Newport, Rhode Island, once every fifty-nine days and then only for an hour. But at least, as a consolation, he now knows everything that has ever happened and everything that ever will be. He knows, for instance, that his wife is going to Mars to mate with Malachi Constant, the richest man in the world. He also knows that on Titan -- one of Saturn's moons -- is an alien from the planet Tralfamadore, who has been waiting 200,000 years for a spare part for his grounded spacecraft...Hide synopsis
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Vonnegut?s The Sirens of Titan is centered on Winston Niles Rumfoord, a man who becomes ever-present across a spectrum of time and space, and his manipulations of mankind. Materializing and dematerializing at regular intervals, Rumfoord exists on multiple planets throughout the solar system, and ...
Kurt Vonnegut?s The Sirens of Titan begins as the protagonist, Malachi Constant, an arrogant, impulsive multibillionaire, learns his destiny. Divulging the revelation to Constant is Winston Niles Rumfoord, a man who manipulates everyone in the story in order to bring about the ends that he desires. ...
One of Kurt Vonnegut's lesser-known works, The Sirens of Titan is an exploration of fate, science, and human nature; basically, it's a classic humorous twist on life. I personally did not like this book as much as Vonnegut's other works (the material, though presented in a light-hearted manner, is ...
Vonnegut spins an eloquent tale that holds the readers attention and also leads him to question the linchpins holding together man and his mind.
An interesting and colorful story that is definitely science fiction, but also maybe just a comment on the habitual man. It may be a bit lacking in true ...
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