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The Day the Earth Stood Still

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A full-length version of the short story upon which the world-famous film was based. With photos from the movie.
Mass Market Paperback
Published 1976 by Scholastic Book Services
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Nov 21, 2008 Christine rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
I haven't read this, but I cannot find the original short story anywhere on Goodreads. The original short is by Harry Bates and is entitled "Farewell to the Master". This a very interesting short story; from what I understand it deals with a few ideas and themes that the films do not. If you like the movie and want to know more about Gnut, you should find a copy of "Farewell to the Master".

I'd recommend it for all sci-fi lovers.
Feb 20, 2015 A rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2015
This book was hilarious, but I don't think it was supposed to be.
Nov 30, 2007 Daniel rated it did not like it
And so, this is not the original story, nor is it a novelization of the film, but something in between.

It is strange, is what it is.

It bears almost no resemblance to the film (though I can see where, if this were a short story, one might get the idea for the film) and so it seems like lying to have it bear the same title and include photos from the picture.

What it makes me think of the most, is someone (Elwood?) capitalizing on the renewed (in the mid-1970's) interest in the film.

Don't bother se
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Oct 01, 2010 Marts (Thinker) rated it liked it
Shelves: adventure
Also with both 1951 and 2008 supporting movies, the original is ok, of course this follows this story, however Hollywood made a host of changes for the re-make, it still was quite ok though. Yes its a good story, but not one of my favourites.
Leanne Ellis
Oct 01, 2008 Leanne Ellis rated it did not like it
This sci fi short story may have inspired a classic movie, but the story is EXTREMELY dated.
Justin Hall
May 10, 2009 Justin Hall rated it did not like it
Boring, don't quite understand how this was popular.
Dave The
Basic, short and simple for this day and age.
I read this book in college.
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