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A Far Sunset

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The year 2032 A.D. The Gloria Mundi, a star ship built and manned by the new United States of Europe, touches down on the planet, Alatair Five. Disaster strikes, leaving only one apparent survivor - an Englishman named Paul Marlow, whose adventures in the lair of a strange primeval race knowan as the Bayani leads him firstly to their God, the omnipotent and omniscient Orur ...more
ebook, 189 pages
Published September 29th 2011 by Gateway (first published 1967)
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This was one of the first science fiction books I bought (the earlier ones I borrowed since I had no idea what I was getting myself in to). It was part of a selection of Edmund Cooper titles which I read voraciously. Now years later on one of my random sorties in to the depths of my collection I find it again and sit down once more to read it.
The story is a fascinating one for me simple because not only do I enjoy the story all over again but I remember my feeling as I read it for the first tim
David Richards
I read this book a long time ago. It wasn't this edition, but I remember the cover featuring a much more exotic spaceship and background. I loved the alien world setting and the title. And I loved the idea how the crew with all their skill and technology were totally unprepared for the world they so unwittingly walked on. The alien world and the culture of the people living there are fully described in both their beauty and brutality. And the central idea of the main character, the only survivor ...more
Edmund Cooper was one of a group of U.K. authors who wrote some pretty good sf adventures that fell somewhere between the group of new wave modernists Moorcock assembled in New Worlds and after the group of classicists like Wyndham, Taine, and, of course, Clarke. Like Kenneth Bulmer and E.C. Tubb, Cooper explored sociological questions without becoming pedantic or sacrificing fast plots and the traditional sf big-concept tropes. It's a fun read, perhaps not sophisticated by current standards (an ...more
Joe Santoro
Plot: Paul Marlowe is stranded on Altair Five after the somewhat primitive natives attack, and allow the ship's self destruct to kick in. Stranded and alone on an alien world, Marlowe tries to make a new life while finding out what happened to his crewmates.

Science: Cooper uses the light speed barrier, so they do the cryo-sleep thing, which is described as essential to society. The expedition is one of 5 (the European one... the Americans and Russian have their own, of course), and leaves in 201
Quite an old sci fi story. Taking place in the far... 2012 at first and in the farther 2032 then, it follows the story of an englishman, part of a space mission, last survivor of his crew on a distant planet inhabited by human-like species living in a kind of medieval society. The plot is intriguing, with some clever twists. I didn't particularly care for the characters, especially the protagonist, which, for this kind of books, is not good. Furthermore, the chapters had a feeling like each chap ...more
1982 grade C
Jonny Knowles
I have read this book many times and never tire of the world that Edmund Cooper created here. A Far Sunset transports you to a place far from reality and yet from the first page you are a participant in a truly epic adventure.
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Świetna opowieść w klasycznym scfi świecie, nie rozumiem czemu ten autor nie jest szerzej znany ale napisał naprawdę solidną powieść.
Summer 1982 Reading List #11

One of my all-time sf favorites. An astronaut is treated like
a god by the simple inhabitants of another planet. When he
learns the reason, he is astounded.

Cooper's books are hard to find now. They should be reprinted.
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Excerpted from wikipedia:
Edmund Cooper was born in Marple, near Stockport in Cheshire on April 30, 1926. He served in the Merchant Navy towards the end of the Second World War. After World War II, he trained as a teacher and began to publish short stories. His first novel, Deadly Image Deadly Image by Edmund Cooper (later republished as The Uncertain Midnight) was completed in 1957 and published in 1958. A 1956 short story, B
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