Podróż do miasta umarłych
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Podróż do miasta umarłych (Humanx Commonwealth #11)

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Wiele światów Współnoty Humanx szczyciło się "cudami natury", lecz Końskie Oko było rzeczywiście planetą jedyną w swoim rodzaju. Miało najbardziej niezwykłą dolinę rzeczną w całym znanym wszechświecie i aż trzy miejscowe gatunki inteligentne. Ta fascynująca planeta wymagała starannych badań.

Po wielu miesiącach cierpliwych starań Etienne i Lyra Redowlowie otrzymali w końc...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published 1996 by Alfa (first published 1984)
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I don't think I've ever read a "perfect" Alan Dean Foster book... but there are enough of his books that I've enjoyed immensely that I'll give them 5 stars anyways.

This is another great Alan Dean Foster novel. Forget that the characters were a bit wooden, and forget that the ending was a bit abrupt and left perhaps some loose ends dangling. I judge this book by the fact that it kept me engrossed - Alan Dean Foster writes adventure stories that keep me flipping pages, and he knows to keep it slim...more
It was really difficult to decide between giving 4 or 5 stars for this book. In the end I'll give it 4.45 stars, which narrowly rounds down to 4. This book has almost everything I love about books, a strange alien planet with interesting life forms, beautiful landscapes, relatable characters, adventure, and a surprising but satisfying ending.

So why not give it 5 stars? Well, the characters were often bickering instead of being sexy. I'm a sucker for a good romance. Although, the two married lea...more
This book was given to me by a friend. I have mixed feelings about it, but mostly I am disappointed. I certainly hope there are other stories set in the same universe, because the author seems to have spent a lot of time developing it. I'd hate to see the setting wasted on just this story.

The book does entertain, and it did a good job keeping the interest level up. I do feel like it abused the chapter-end cliffhanger; to me, it's a sign that the author himself thinks the story isn't good enough...more
Stephanie Ricker
I usually give an author a couple tries before giving up on them (with a few exceptions–I’m looking at you, Proust). So even though I wasn’t enthralled by the Alan Dean Foster books I’d read before, I gave Voyage to the City of the Dead a shot. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to stick with my first verdict: this dude just isn’t for me. The plot could’ve been good, but I really, really couldn’t stand the characters. All of the remotely likeable ones died miserably or (spoilers) turned out to be...more
Scott Rhee
Alan Dean Foster is the Prolific Whore of Science Fiction. (That's an unofficial title, by the way.) He 's also the Movie Tie-In King of Sci Fi (official title). It's not so much that he writes well as he simply writes a lot. And, actually, some of his stuff is well-written. "Voyage to the City of the Dead" is one of his so-so books. It's a quick, entertaining read that doesn't have an enormous amount of build-up, which is okay because it doesn't really go anywhere anyway. Some interesting hard...more
Mark Bond
I first read this years ago, and as i was listing my books on Goodreads, i thought i would read it again. I was not disapointed, it was as good as i remembered. Foster is very descriptive in his storytelling, with characters, technology and surrroundings being very easy for the reader to imagine. This story takes place in the 'Commonwealth' and tells of a journey along a mighty river and the adventures that take place on it. All in all, a very good read!
I really enjoyed this one, was a fun exploration adventure and I found the play between the human couple quite funny. (view spoiler)
Well-written and interesting tale about a journey a scientific couple take through an alien world. I’m not sure the characters leave you thinking they are hugely likeable, but they are quite real. Reminded me a bit of H Rider Haggard adventures.
I had a lot of trouble staying interested in this one and hardly remember it. I don't know if that is because it was boring or I was going through caffine withdrawls and couldn't pay much attention to anything.
This is one of Alan Dean Foster's best, most complex books.
one of foster's better efforts in the series
Dale Rosso
E really enjoyed the story, Foster at his best.
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Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California. He received a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A. in 1969. Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures. This interest is carried over to his writing,...more
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