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Logan's Search (Logan #3)

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Logan is running again, with the fate of the world in his hands. Earth is free and at peace at last. But not the Earth on which Logan stands. For him a nightmare has just begun...In the 23rd century on Parallel Earth your 21st Birthday is your Lastday. Parallel Earth is a dazzling paradise of pleasure and infinite joy. Here, in a terrifying computerized society controlled ...more
Paperback, First edition, 145 pages
Published October 1980 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1980)
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Jul 29, 2012 John rated it did not like it
Continuing in the low tradition established in the previous book, this is simply one of the worst books ever written. Had there not been a movie based on the first book, I'm certain this book would never have seen publication. The plot is a string of ridiculous, over-used movie tropes, and the writing is almost non-existent. It's written as if even the author could barely sustain any interest in the story. Avoid this book!
David Sarkies
Jul 24, 2015 David Sarkies rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Those who have absolutely nothing else to read
Recommended to David by: Nobody in particular
Shelves: sci-fi
Control of the afterlife
13 December 2012

So the question that I and many others are probably asking is why did Nolan actually write this book. Based on the quick blurb that I read this book is basically a rehash of the first. It seems that all of the sudden there are parallel Earths and all of a sudden Logan is sent to another Earth where he has to start all over again. I guess that the difference here should be that Logan has the benefit of hindsight, but despite the fact that he is aware that
Feb 05, 2012 Kernos rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction
The weakest of the novellas composing Logan: A trilogy, Logan's Search is essentially a reboot of Logan's Run and like most reboots, the worse for wear. There are differences, but not enough to justify a 3rd book. Taken by itstelf, it reminds one of average pulp fiction.
Feb 10, 2014 Brian rated it did not like it
The best thing about this book is the ending, the way its utter stupidity just rolls off you. Because, by then, you've long ago realized that Nolan had one fresh idea for this series, and that was thirteen years earlier.

Ok, check it out: this time, Logan is abducted by aliens. Regrettably not Whitley Strieber's aliens who, had they rectally probed him, would have found Nolan's head.

These aliens then proceed to transport Logan back in time to a parallel Earth, where Sandmen still pursue Runners.
Jul 16, 2014 Frank rated it it was ok
There is not a lot to these stores, but this was by far the worst of the three. This was an attempt to give the feel of the first story. It gets a young Logan and Jessica running in a world where people still need to sleep at 21. He doesn't do this so well. It involves aliens and alternate dimensions.

At the end, the motivation of the aliens is never revealed, in fact, a revelation at the end further complicates the issue.

There is a subplot about acquiring a gun that has absolutely no bearing o
Tobin Elliott
Aug 01, 2014 Tobin Elliott rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook
Yup, it's cheese. But I seriously doubt anyone would have started with book 3, so any reader is very likely going to have experienced the cheesy flavours of Logan' Run and Logan's World. So, really, by book three, you had to know Nolan was running on fumes.

Reading like a drugged-out SF version of The Wizard of Oz, Nolan runs Logan (predictably) all over the world (again). But this time it's an alternate world (cue the "ooo's" and "aaahhh's"). What this means is, Nolan can rewrite Logan's Run, ke
Sep 02, 2013 Matt rated it did not like it
Very ordinary. I struggled to finish this book. The first of the series is imaginative and well paced, if not particularly well written. By this book, Nolan has run out of ideas and attempts a rehash of the first story, with extra aliens, alternate universes and telepathy. He shouldn't have bothered.
Barry Simiana
Jan 19, 2016 Barry Simiana rated it liked it
The weakest of the three novels that started in my opinion. We move from a dated yet realistic ideal to aliens kidnapping and transplanting our hero in an alternate reality to fight for the future of that world as well. Of course there's a twist, but it's basically the same story, told from a slightly different perspective. Basically been there, done that. Logan is starting to achieve superhero status in this book ; while he can be hurt, he usually wins, sometimes by the arrival of the coinciden ...more
Jan 24, 2014 Xinh rated it did not like it
WHAT THE F***?! Aliens??? SERIOUSLY??? No, just no.
Mar 02, 2013 Stephen rated it liked it
Spoilers below.

I did not read this book as fast as the first two in the series. The third installment was much better than Logan's Search. It had an established main plot for the entire book, not several throughout the whole 145 pages like the second installment.
My favorite part of the whole series is the romance aspect. Logan was transformed by Jessica and she is and always was his first thought and concern. No matter what state of mind or planet or Jessica it was, she was the constant that k
Oct 08, 2014 Andi rated it liked it
I guess in the end, the only thing I can say about this is that it is a great idea, well written... but again, totally for the male-gaze. There are two Jess' in this book and one of them ends up in a drugged up slumber where they become a sex slave. Also, Logan has sex with about 5 different women other than Jess and he just keeps going like this is no biggie. The hell?

I really like the story but I feel there are a lot of problematic bits that color it and make it sour.
Leonard Armstrong
Aug 08, 2014 Leonard Armstrong rated it it was ok
Basically a "re-imaginging" of Logan's Run using hackneyed literary gimmicks to reset time to the past. A wasted opportunity that could have taken Logan's world deeper into its post distopian-disguised-as-utopian history.
Jan 02, 2016 Eric rated it it was ok
Logan's Search should not have been written. The addition of aliens and alternate worlds did nothing for the series and could have been left out.
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Jan 10, 2016 combustible reviews rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2016
This is the last the book in the trilogy, and the weakest. It’s a quick read and, like the others wrote in a way that also makes for a speedy read, Yet..

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Peter Ackerman
Sep 27, 2014 Peter Ackerman rated it it was amazing
A great book ,from a great trilogy.
Dave Lefevre
Nov 10, 2011 Dave Lefevre rated it liked it
Shelves: classic-sf
Like the other Logan books, it doesn't seem to rise above pulp fiction. Nolan has to use a deus ex machina to get Logan back into another situation to "run".

It's an enjoyable, quick read, though. In today's terms we'd say the Logan stories were novellas. Neat to read from a historical perspective, though I think Logan's Run is one of those rare instances where the movie might be better.
Jul 24, 2012 Bob rated it liked it
The strangest of the original trilogy, with Logan encountering thinly veiled, plot device, aliens who send him to a parallel Earth. The story itself is very interesting (with Godbirth being reminiscent of the "Rebirth" concept from the Logan's Run movie) but the explanatory concept is weak.
Jun 10, 2013 Charl rated it did not like it
Shelves: quit
I gave up about half-way through. Same "all-over-the-place" plotting as Logan's world, with Logan's goal changing frequently (as opposed to the continuous goal of finding Sanctuary in Logan's Run), and I'm just not interested enough to stick with it.
Aug 25, 2013 Nicolas rated it it was ok
Yea, so much of the book seemed completely contrived. If the story is considered in and of itself it has a really interesting premise. Though too many of the chapters seems put in solely to increase the books length.
Apr 13, 2015 John rated it really liked it
Weakest of the three original stories in the series that tries to mirror and recapture the spirit and energy of the first novel. Still enjoyable but seems unnecessarily repetitive.
Feb 11, 2011 Karen rated it liked it
First and Second were good - this was not nearly as original as the other three, but a fairly decent end to the trilogy.
Aug 02, 2009 Charles rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
In many ways it seemed kind of a retelling of the first one. Still, it was decent.
Jun 24, 2013 Alejandro rated it did not like it
just don't
Carlos Turnbull
Jan 07, 2013 Carlos Turnbull rated it it was amazing
Great series.
Derek Hansen
Jan 19, 2013 Derek Hansen rated it did not like it
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William F. Nolan is best known as the co-author (with George Clayton Johnson) of Logan's Run -- a science fiction novel that went on to become a movie, a television series and is about to become a movie again -- and as single author of its sequels. His short stories have been selected for scores of anthologies and textbooks and he is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award from the Myste ...more
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