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TitleEarth Abides
AuthorGeorge R. Stewart
ISBN0345487133
ImprintGeorge R. Stewart Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages345

Description

A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man What he ultimately discovers will prove far astonishing than anything he d either dreaded or hoped for.

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Jeffrey Keeten

Earth Abides By George R. Stewart

The trouble you re expecting never happens it s always something that sneaks up the other way Mankind had been trembling about destruction through war, and had been having bad dreams of cities blown to pieces along with their inhabitants, of animals killed, too, and of the very vegetation blighted o... (Sign in to see more)


Scott

Earth Abides By George R. Stewart

Bands of cannibal raiders Hordes of flesh starved zombies Radioactive wastelands stalked by vicious mutants.If you re a fan of post apocalyptic fiction you ve encountered all these scenarios, often blended together You re familiar with the best ways to dispatch the walking dead, why you should keep ... (Sign in to see more)


Lyn

Earth Abides By George R. Stewart

Take er easy Earth Yeah, well, the Earth Abides THE definitive post apocalyptic novel.First published in 1949, this has some dating but has stood the test of time remarkably well Modern readers may notice some post ap clich s and oft used techniques, but the same reader must consider that Stewart s ... (Sign in to see more)


Dan Schwent

Earth Abides By George R. Stewart

Men go and come but the earth abides.I picked up Earth Abides because it was one of the inspirations for Stephen King s The Stand and because I ve been in a post apocalyptic mood lately Earth Abides didn t disappoint.It grabs you from the start Isherwood Williams Ish , gets bitten on the hand by a r... (Sign in to see more)


Veach Glines

Earth Abides By George R. Stewart

If I were to teach an upper level college writing class, I d use this book as the foundation for my semester Just as secret service agents need real, expertly crafted, counterfeit bills removed from circulation and brought into their classroom to learn how to identify bad paper, every writer needs a... (Sign in to see more)


Susan Budd

Earth Abides By George R. Stewart

For fifteen years I taught a university course in Western Civilization It began in the spring The textbook I assigned my students began with the sentence, Civilization was not inevitable it was an act of human creativity After reading about our primitive ancestors advance from hunting and gathering ... (Sign in to see more)


Richard Derus

Earth Abides By George R. Stewart

Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says A disease of unparalleled destructive force has sprung up almost simultaneously in every corner of the globe, all but destroying the human race One survivor, strangely immune to the effects of the epidemic, ventures forward to experience a world without man What he... (Sign in to see more)


Alice

Earth Abides By George R. Stewart

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Perhaps, he felt in his mind, that was the difference That was the difference between woman and man She felt only in terms of the immediate, and was interested in being able to spot her child s birthday than in all t... (Sign in to see more)


Kemper

Earth Abides By George R. Stewart

It comes across as a little dated When the hero sprays his pregnant wife s clothes with DDT because of flea concerns and it s considered a good thing, you gotta laugh But the core story holds up remarkably well.Instead of the typical apocalyptic aftermath story with brave survivors fighting for surv... (Sign in to see more)


Jim

Earth Abides By George R. Stewart

I thought about giving this 5 stars as it is one of the best earliest of the modern, serious apocalyptic SF novels Written in 1949, it is a bit dated in some ways the use of chemicals, lack of panic, some equipment but overall, it held up very well over the years I don t agree with some of the speci... (Sign in to see more)


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