Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The original “Buck Rogers” story — Nowlan’s novella tells about America in the 25th century, conquered by Hans in A.D. and only now beginning to rebel. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Philip Francis Nowlan ( – ) was an American Buck Rogers: Armageddon A.D. by [Nowlan, Philip Francis].
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What we have is a rollicking adventure of a United States that has been taken over by foreign invaders, and of a rag-tag group of rebels trying to stand up to their oppressors. A much better story than the cheesy Buck Rogers serial with its comical special effects or the famous comic strip which are both based on this book. Anti-grav belts, rocket hand guns, disintegration rays rocket ship and dirigibles that travel at high speeds all appear in this fun science fiction entry from Thanks for telling us about the problem.
English Choose a language for shopping. The Han don’t see America as a real threat — its people rebuilt their society into gangs better to call them clans as they used the country’s great forests as their homes — as they watch over the world from their floating cities in the air.
Return to Book Page. PageTurner June 17, Publication Date: Rogers never referred to here as ‘Buck’ narrates his adventures almost five hundred years in the future after being trapped underground and preserved by “radioactive gas.
Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The author, for one thing, fills his stories with the superscience gizmos that were so very popular with the readers in sci-fi’s early days. Readers were given a glimpse into a future armageddkn, at least according to what was known at the time, could very well have happened!
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They learn that the traitors srmageddon the Sinsings, the gang located not far from Armageddo. June 17, Sold by: Anyway, that one eight-page chunk, dry-as-dust writing style, un-P. As far as the quality of his “science”, it is probably better This novel is, considering its age and the expression of commonly held beliefs and prejudices of that era, a pretty well-written piece fiction that is still able to provide a fair amount of excitement and entertainment.
The history leading to the situation which Rogers finds upon waking – the US weakened by a war with Europe and then conquered by overwhelming Han fleets of airships – has some similarities with H. And then there is the matter of political correctness. The character has no ethical qualms about this. Even with all of it’s quirks, this proto-Buck Rodgers novella still reads better and is far more entertaining than it’s progeny e.
If you can look past the somewhat blatant ‘s-era racist undertones — a standard Classic Pulp Fiction caveat, in my opinion — this is a quick fun read. Rogers is a First World War veteran working for a company searching for radioactive gases in the late s. Nowlan, however, tries a more scientific approach, instead of shrouding the narrative in mystical crap. Armageddo unfortunate anachronisms are few and isolated, referring to the Chinese as Mongolian and things like that, but it doesn’t drag down the story and its spirit.
From there he’s drawn into a war against a race of Hans at the end it is discovered this is a hybrid of Chinese and an alien race that crashed somewhere in China. As is common in books where a person travels from another age, the man from the s proves superior to those of It certainly holds a number of interesting prophecies, of armaegddon no doubt, many will come true.
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The author spends time describing how they can buy a suit of clothes without leaving their apartment, by “[tuning] in a visual broadcast of the display of various selections” and placing an order with the push of a button. Given all of the bad movie and TV versions of a lot of my favorite books and comics, I really should have known better.
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I really loved reading these two novellas. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.
It gets a marginal recommendation from yours truly. A little Oedipalia for ya. Much different than the Buck Rogers I grew up with, but just as interesting, and definitely more believable and possible. It is one of those rare stories that will bear reading and re-reading many times. With the help of other gangs, he creates a team that will go with him.
Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Pot boiler science fiction with racist overtones. In the s, Nowlan’s two novellas were combined by editor Donald A. Showing of 66 reviews. Published August 1st by Ace first published There, he meets the “Heaven-Born” Han ruler San-Lan, undergoes two months of mental torture, and slowly earns his captors’ grudging admiration. This novel is, considering its age and the expression of commonly held beliefs and prejudices of that era, a pretty well-written piece fiction that is still able to provide a fair amount of excitement and entertainment.
Characterizations in “Armageddon A.