Publish date: January 2001
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Pages no: 1050
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Space Opera
, Speculative Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
A sprawling SF saga that probably should have been a trilogy As big as Star Wars. As desperate as Hunger Games. On August 20, 1977, we sent a message into space. Only recently did Voyager 1 go beyond the outer reaches of our solar system and into interstellar space. On it was a map of Earth, ...
Earth has been dominated for 1,000 years by an alien invader—and man is an endangered species. From the handful of surviving humans a courageous leader emerges—Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, who challenges the invincible might of the alien Psychlo empire in a battle of epic scale, danger and intrigue with th...
yeah - so long as nobody else knows you are reading it, it can stretch to a 3 star...... I did mention the stretch!ETA - Because Susanna said that the film was as bad as the book, that's what I did this evening - watched the film. Yep - what b movie fun that was.
Even though I think Hubbard is a jerk and the sexism in this book is painful, there's something to be said for a book this long, written on a dare, that keeps you riveted to the page until the end. There's even clever technology in this masterwork of space opera.
A guilty pleasure but definitely a pleasure.This is pulpy space opera at its best, and if there's any Dianetic/Scientology propaganda in it, it went right over my head because I didn't recognize it.
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