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Le Pays Sans étoile (Valérian #3)

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  263 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
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Published March 13th 2001 by Dargaud (first published 1972)
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Katie
Jan 08, 2017 Katie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I've got to keep in mind that this is old school sci-fi where the "science" part just means there were space ships rather than unicorns. Because OH. MY. GOD. This was the most insane, misogynistic, ridiculous piece of writing I've read in a long time. And you, too, can read it here for free

We start out with Valerian getting dead drunk at several receptions (haha! What a MAN!) when they discover that the newly installed colonists are all going to die in a "supernova" due to a rogue planet hu
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Dbgirl
Apr 07, 2016 Dbgirl rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even it's not their best work, this still has some magical and adventurous feeling to it and I liked the the war between the sexes theme. I would have liked to know more about the history of this world, why it had become like that, but I also understand that we readers are in the same situation as Valerian and Laureline are and therefore I accept that. The ending was too hasty but overall I liked this story.
Ben
May 17, 2017 Ben rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This reminded me both of an episode of the original Star Trek television series, For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky, and At the Earth's Core; the first airing in 1968 and the second being published in 1914, compared with The Land Without Stars which was published in 1970. Now the idea of a hollow Earth (or indeed planet) dates back at least as far as Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth written in the mid 19th Century, and both the Star Trek episode and Burrough's own ...more
Facundo Ozino Caligaris
El más flojo de los tres tomos que leí hasta ahora.
Robert Schulz
Feb 21, 2017 Robert Schulz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What an uninspired, stupid story full of plot holes.
Andy
Another good read in the 'Valérian and Laureline' series from Christin and Mézières.

This time the duo are saying their goodbyes to the planets of the Ukbar system when they discover a planet from the depths of space drifting off course and plunging towards Ukbar IV, meaning total destruction for the planetary system.

The incoming planet, Zahir, a hollow world, similar to the world of Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs (which is name checked in the introduction by Jean-Pierre Andrevon) is dominat
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Fredrik Strömberg
The third volume in the series of Valérian and Laureline, but published as the first volume in Sweden in 1975, and thus the first I was ever confronted with. Still a good read, even though Christin, the script writer, had yet to really find his voice and Mézières still had to use arrows to guide the readers across his pages. The theme of the allegorical war between the sexes on the planet that Valérian and Laureline visits is fun, but a bit too heavy handed for my taste. This series does become ...more
Robert Morganbesser
Better than volume 1

I must be a jaded comic fan, or European comics just don't reach me, but again while the story was slightly better, the cartoonish artwork just doesn't interest me.
Sean Kottke
May 08, 2016 Sean Kottke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Another good one, the story in this album is more Star Trek than Star Wars in theme and tone, with the battle of the sexes made literal and the heroes intervention in a localized conflict to avert a cosmic disaster.
5greenway
Enjoyable, looks great, pleasing resolution. 3.5.
Keith
Sep 02, 2012 Keith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
i've read two of these. i don't think there was much more than two translated into english. I liked this on more than ambassador of the shadows.
Leonardo Etcheto
What a great imagination - this time it is a hollow world with two warring factions. There is no sky and the sun is the worlds core. Fun stuff.
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