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More filters. Sort order. Leinster is far better writing action than description, but did a LOT of the latter in this book. He foresees a world where man has fallen back to the basest barbarism due to carbon dioxide caused global warming He didn't use that phrase that I recall. Again Murray Leinster shows the way with a story about the rebirth of mankind after the end of times.
Many will follow in this entirely new genre. When a world mostly made of mushrooms sounds familiar it is because it has been used numerously by other writers as well.
This very early story excells at describing insects - of gigantic proportions - but very lifelike and clearly based on animals that live today amongst us - much smaller and hence less frightening though. Exciting adventure of a scare Again Murray Leinster shows the way with a story about the rebirth of mankind after the end of times.
Exciting adventure of a scared and helpless man who gets lost and has ot find his way back home and to this girlfriend in his dreams.
Doing so makes him face many dangerous situations and animals which forges him into a real man that no longer can be trifled with. A classic - as we can say of so many of Murray Leinsters' stories. The book overall gets a 3-Star rating because of a split decision. I can easily see this being the inspiration for the movie After Earth with Will and Jaden Smith with just a few minor tweaks here and there. Leinster's writing ability, however, leaves much to be desired and that bumps the overall score down to just an average one.
An example of this, just so you don't think me tainted, is the repeated descript The book overall gets a 3-Star rating because of a split decision.
Apr 23, Jeff Miller rated it liked it. Available on Project Gutenberg and I listened to the Librivox version. This is more like a novella in length, but it follows the typical Leinster format of a man alone against the elements and typically against alien species.
This one departs from from that since in this case the planet is Earth and the species are gigantic insects because increased CO2 has raised the temperature of the planet wiping out most humans and helping out the insects. Since this story was printed in it might be the Available on Project Gutenberg and I listened to the Librivox version. Since this story was printed in it might be the first global warming disaster story - though I am just guessing at that.
I can get past giant insects easily, but one premise of the book that mankind had lapsed to primitive condition and no longer employed abstract thought, while the hero of the story starting using abstract thought in problem solving to save his life was a rather silly premise. Despite that like most of Leinster's stories this isn't a great piece of work, but a solid and still enjoyable one and a nice entrance into the nostalgia of the pulp era.
Dec 25, Ryan rated it it was amazing. Old sci-fi is often the best sci-fi. This is a golden age classic. In a world where giant fungi, molds, mushrooms, toadstools, and giant insects are the dominant lifeforms one primitive man gets lost and must find his way back to his tribe.
Along the way, he begins to think like no man has in 40 generations and rediscovers the use of tools. A beautiful haunting tale, like nothing out there. Short but worth every word. Aug 29, Scott Gregory rated it did not like it. This is basically a shortened version of The Forgotten Planet by the same author. Just like The Forgotten Planet, it was odd how he got from a vibrant society to one of basically cavemen.
Don't recommend. Mar 28, Kristina rated it liked it. Felt more like a science lesson very loosely wrapped in a sci-fi story. And I don't even want to get into the completely opposing back-story between this and nightmare planet. Apr 18, Donna Thomas rated it it was amazing. I personally really liked this book. I would say it was futuristic fantasy.
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