The Day the Earth Stood Still & Other Classic SF Novellas
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Were the alien and his robot here to help or hinder humankind? Find out the surprising answer in the original story that inspired the classic 1951 science fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. Here is a must-read for any science fiction lover, for, as the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction says, "the film lost the story's...more
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Very often, this felt like a comedy, for I laughed at the ridiculous aspects of an old, even dated? – science fiction story. But before I continue with a superior, arrogant tone, I should remember that I have no worthwhile story under my belt, and this is the story which inspired a classic science fiction film. Indeed, so much appreciated that it saw a remake, with Keanu Reeves in the lead role.
The premise of the story is rather interesting and believa...more
There are three novellas here, and frankly, only one of them is decent, that being "Farewell to the Master". It's aged, but is still quite readable, and still a worthy classic of the genre. It's quite a bit dif...more
The title story, "The Day The Earth Stood Still" bears just about zero kinship with the films of the same name, so don't come looking for anything like that. The story is simple, understated, and powerful, leaving most of the hard introspection to be done by the reader instead of being laid out in blueprint form by the...more
After seeing the awful movie re-tread, and going through my memories of the original film which fired up my childhood imagination through science fiction, I enjoyed listening to the original novella and other works by Harry Bates. Definitely 50's Sense 'o Wonder science fiction but great.
I'm sorry to say that Hollywood did a better job telling the story on this one.
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