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The Coming of the Terrans

The Coming of the Terrans A dying planet dried up and hostile a planet of countless years and countless mysteries When the Terrans came they found a world of dead sea bottoms lost civilizations and secretive tribes bitterl

  • Title: The Coming of the Terrans
  • Author: Leigh Brackett
  • ISBN: 9780441115464
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • A dying planet, dried up and hostile a planet of countless years and countless mysteries When the Terrans came, they found a world of dead sea bottoms, lost civilizations, and secretive tribes bitterly resenting the intrusion of the Terrans on the fading glory of an ancient planet The Earthmen looked down upon the crumbling ruins of a brilliant culture, and laughed atA dying planet, dried up and hostile a planet of countless years and countless mysteries When the Terrans came, they found a world of dead sea bottoms, lost civilizations, and secretive tribes bitterly resenting the intrusion of the Terrans on the fading glory of an ancient planet The Earthmen looked down upon the crumbling ruins of a brilliant culture, and laughed at the stories of invincible gods and forgotten magic lingering in the forbidden cities of Jekkara, Barrakesh, Valkis But the dangers were real and only a few renegade Earth born adventurers who had adopted the Martian way of life could understand the planet wide disaster that was building up.

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    1. Includes: The Beast-Jewel of Mars, Mars Minus Bisha, The Last Days of Shandakor, Purple Priestess of the Mad Moon, and The Road to Sinharat.When I was a child, we didn't really have VCR's, but we had slide projectors. The slides came on a long roll of the microfiche tape. Each tape held a story: each slide was a picture with text in it. We'd hang up a white screen, turn off the lights, and watch the slides.One of my favorite tapes told a moomin troll story. In the story moomin trolls, kind of cu [...]

    2. Just recently, I reviewed "The Best of Leigh Brackett," a big, 400+-page affair from Ballantine Books that was first released in 1977. But this collection was not the first to gather the older works of Leigh Brackett, the so-called "Queen of Space Opera," into a nice, compact collection. That honor, it seems, goes to the volume entitled "The Coming of the Terrans," which was released by Ace in 1967. The "Best of" book was a deluxe affair, with a foreword by Brackett's husband, Edmond Hamilton, a [...]

    3. Five fairly depressing stories set in the final throes of Martian civilization:"The Beast-Jewel of Mars": A human space captain struggles to free the woman he loves from the grip of an addictive Martian regression therapy."Mars Minus Bisha": A Martian woman abandons her daughter to a human scientist after her village tries to murder the child, believing her to be cursed."The Last Days of Shandakor": An anthropologist finds himself in what appears to be an actual ghost town."Purple Priestess of t [...]

    4. La fantascienza è un genere che non mi ha mai attirato e perciò non ho molti termini di paragone per dare un giudizio su questo libro. Si tratta di quattro racconti ambientati in un futuro sempre più lontano rispetto al momento in cui furono scritti. Il primo è ambientato nel 1998 e, a leggerlo ora, è strano considerarlo futuro ma i racconti furono scritti tra gli anni quaranta e gli anni sessanta. Da un racconto di fantascienza mi aspetto astronavi e esseri strani, ma qui delle prime si fa [...]

    5. Nice collection of Brackett's Mars stories. I almost have to like books with ethnologists and archaeologists/tomb-robbers as protagonists. The usual themes found in these stories are all here--Mars is super-ancient and mysterious, its dead and dying cities full of strange dangers and iniquities. "Mars Minus Bisha" has a moving sort of cold equations element to it. "The Last Days of Shandakor" feels like a rewrite/improvement of the major plot point from _Thuvia, Maid of Mars_ (a deserted Martian [...]

    6. Written about the same time as Ray Bradbury's "Martian Chronicles", Leigh Brackett uses the same format of a series of short stories to tell the main theme of the book. the tale is told of the interaction of Earthmen with the native Martians from early encounters to late in the merging of the two cultures. Very well written early SiFi that is a nice easy read. Written by one of the early Masters of the SiFi genre this is an excellent book for a new or old reader to discover the early years of Si [...]

    7. Da sogno!Non avevo mail letto nulla di questa autrice ed stato un errore.Il libro contiene diverse storie ambientate su Marte.Scritto davvero benemi sembrava davvero di essere li. E questo Marte così malinconico, decadente, un mondo alla fine dei suoi giorni, e così "primitivo" sotto alcuni aspetti e.sì.sìravilgioso! Mi è piaciuto tantissimo, mi ha fatto sognare.E' questo che secondo me deve fare un buon libro e soprattutto un libro di fantascienza.

    8. Read it back in early 1991 and enjoyed its atmosphere of a desert world with an incredibly old, dying civilization.

    9. Five separate stories set on a societally declining Mars. Great atmosphere and a wonderful introduction to this author.

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