Reviews of Momentary Taste of Being, a (1975)
Review by ropie (2011-07-06)
A moving novella about a group of colonists on a ship in deep space searching for a new planet to take some of the Earth's burgeoning population. The discovery of a planet that at first seems to be a paradise leads them to encounter the aliens with whom a symbiotic relationship is struck up, with tragic consequences.
Powerfully written, bleak and replete with sexual imagery, the story deals with issues of what it is to be human and the insignificance of being.
(This review refers to the 1975 version titled “Momentary Taste of Being, a”)