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Il lungo ritorno

3.34  ·  Rating Details ·  311 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Sono gli Hakh'hli. Sono alieni. Si nutrono di carne umana. Il lungo viaggio nello spazio era alla fine. Sandy, l'umano cresciuto su un'astronave degli extraterrestri Hakh'hli, era pronto al ritorno sulla Terra. Gli alieni erano animati dalle migliori intenzioni.. Solo la scienza Hakh'hli poteva risolvere il problema di trasformare i pianeti. I terrestri avevano bisogno di ...more
Mass Market Paperback, Urania #1289, 330 pages
Published August 4th 1996 by Mondadori (first published 1989)
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Lee Anne Non ho letto il libro in un tempo lungo, ma io non li ricordo mangiare carne umana. Sembrava che la cura per il personaggio principale che era umano,…moreNon ho letto il libro in un tempo lungo, ma io non li ricordo mangiare carne umana. Sembrava che la cura per il personaggio principale che era umano, da quello che mi ricordo. Wow, ora ho bisogno di leggere questo nuovo. Sto usando google translate per scrivere questo, quindi mi scuso se la traduzione è venuta tutta sbagliata. Ringrazio e auguro una splendida giornata. (less)
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Jul 12, 2015 Denis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hardcover, b-c
It is a good fun read. Pohl is capable of "serious" SF novels (Heechee) or hard SF (Mars Plus) good fun satire (The Space Merchants) and even well researched historical subject matter (Chernobyl or All the Lives He Led). This is a 'First Contact' type story with many surprises and twists that differentiated it from many others.

Pohl also takes advantage on addressing many environmental issues in this novel; a subject that had been very important to him from way back -see Pohl and Asimov's "Our An
Feb 04, 2008 Dinofly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
I borrowed this book from library two times. And only because I've forgotten I read it already.

This book is telling a story of a boy who is created and raised by lizard-like aliens. These come to Earth and offer the war decimated humanity some incredible gifts. Only things are not so as they appear. The aliens have some not so clear intentions. The humanity is not so decimated as it would appear (OK, Africa is dead, but hey, the rest of the world is still in tact...). There is a love story, the
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Sandy Washington was the only human on an interstellar ship that had been traveling for 3,000 years. There were 22,000 frog-like Hakh'hli on board who weighed as much as 750 pounds. Among his small cohort of friends, a very strong Sandy was relatively a wimp. But Sandy-wimp would have to scout out the planet earth, as secretly as possible, without knowing everything.

Like Heinlein's Stranger In a Strange Land, Homegoing tells the fascinating story of a human coming to America after having been ra
Nov 12, 2015 Brad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, sci-fi, 2015
This SF tale is a vehicle to warn of the effects of green house gases, other misuses of the environment, and space junk in orbit around earth emphasizing the dangers of the 80's's Star Wars program. Homegoing has a mystery element to a first contact story that is well done. Pohl misses some of his projections regarding the environment and Star Wars but is vague enough that it doesn't detract from the story. Pohl uses a little humor without being ridiculous that almost gives the story a light fee ...more
Christian Scala
Jan 05, 2011 Christian Scala rated it liked it
Shelves: fantascienza, urania
Un discreto romanzo di fantascienza che si fa leggere senza pretese, senza per altro sprecare molto tempo. Non vi aspettate nulla di che perchè i classici della fantascienza sono altri, ma se avete del tempo che vi avanza potete impiegarlo in questa veloce lettura.

E' la storia di un essere umano, Sandy, nato e trasformato geneticamente da una razza aliena su un'astronave interstellare degli extraterrestri Hakh'hli. Ora Sandy è pronto per tornare sulla Terra e gli alieni sono animati delle miglio
Fred Pohl novels are to me the perfect blend of science and story. The characters are always interesting and easy to care about. In this novel Sandy who has lived with aliens his whole life finds that coming home to Earth is not as great as he thought. He has to deal with trust and loyalty issues but in the end rises above and makes a good decision.

The pacing is a tad slow at first but it picks up and comes to a very satisfying conclusion. While not as emotional or thought provoking as "Man Plus
Aug 12, 2016 Harpoon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is fun, a quick read, not too profound. I enjoyed it.

Suitable for mature teenagers. Many of the customs of the alien race are based on reproduction, so there's a lot of emphasis on sex, but mostly in a cartoonish way -- nothing graphic.
Bruno Silva
Sep 28, 2013 Bruno Silva rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
Uma bonita história de humanização de um humano que nasceu e sempre numa nave extraterrestre q pretende q ele seja o embaixador de contacto na visita à terra, mas tudo o q ele acreditava serem as verdades q lhe comunicavam eram afinal mentiras e ilusões
Oct 19, 2013 Timothy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this first contact story and I liked the ending too. It shows that compromise is possible, even between aliens and humans. One of my favorite Pohl stories.
Jan 27, 2015 Richp rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
For most of this book, I thought it was really good. Unfortunately, the ending is rushed and overly simplistic, and that detracts significantly from the story.
D.L. Morrese
Nov 20, 2013 D.L. Morrese rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of classic and positive Sci-Fi
Good characters. Enjoyable positive sci-fi of strange aliens and humanity recovering from its own mistakes.
Joe Zivak
dobry napad, ktory sa zvrhol na environmentalnu agitku plnu logickych lapsusov, priehladnych dejovych zvratov, srobovanych dialogov zavrsenych uponahlanou a naivnou pointov.
Jul 01, 2012 Michael rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf
Amusing, diverting first contact story, told from the point of view of a human rescued and raised by aliens and brought home to earth. Or is that the whole truth about him?

Good airplane day read.
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Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning over seventy years. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited Galaxy magazine and its sister magazine IF winning the Hugo for IF three years in a row. His writing also won him three Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993.
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