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THE END OF EARTH WILL NOT BE THE END OF US

From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception), this is the chronicle of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. At stake are the fate of a planet... Earth...
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Paperback, 282 pages
Published November 11th 2014 by Titan Books
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Tobias Langhoff Yes, in my opinion you should watch the movie first. This books is basically a line-by-line retelling of the spoken script, with description and prose…moreYes, in my opinion you should watch the movie first. This books is basically a line-by-line retelling of the spoken script, with description and prose added between. It's a good book, but the movie is one of the best movies I've seen, and I think that reading the plot first might ruin the magic of the movie.(less)

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Sean Barrs
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, 3-star-reads
"Mankind was born on Earth. It was never meant to die here."

Interstellar is a film that fills me with so many conflicting emotions. On one hand, the film evokes so eloquently the human drive for survival as captured by the Dylan Thomas poem Professor Brand quotes; it says to never give up. When death comes, rage and fight with everything you have. But, on the other hand, the idea of pouring vast amounts of money into space exploration rather than looking for a viable solution on Earth makes
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Vanessa J.
4.5 out of 5 stars



So, let's put things clear from now: If you haven't watched the movie, go do it before you read the book. I mean it.

That said, I'll proceed to review this thing the same way I review all books...

Earth is dying and there's no hope for it. There are only two possibilities of saving the human race: a) Send a group of astronauts to look for a new home, or b) send that same group of astronauts with lots of frozen human embryos that would be humanity's only hope. Between that group i
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Aishu Rehman
I saw the movie, then read the novelization, then saw the movie. I recommend the book to anyone who wants a very slightly deeper understanding of the movie plot points and dialog. It's a direct from-the-movie version, so there's little by way of new insights into the characters or more background or motivations. It's the movie, in a book. But, here's where I really appreciated it, there were several times in the movie when I found the dialogue difficult to understand, and here it's in clear blac ...more
Riku Sayuj
Sep 15, 2017 rated it liked it
The Biggest Threat to Mankind?

Too many politicians and voters, Yuval Noah Harari says, believe that as long as the economy grows, scientists and engineers could always save us from doomsday. When it comes to climate change, many growth true-believers do not just hope for miracles – they take it for granted that the miracles will happen.

How rational is it to risk the future of humankind on the assumption that future scientists will make some unknown discoveries? Most of the presidents, ministers
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AMEERA
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
this incredible book about the space I'm totally loved it ❤️❤️'
Shahad takleef
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Cooper gazed down at the Earth once more, Professor Brand’s last words still fresh in his mind. “Do not go gentle into that good night…” He checked with Doyle, who nodded an okay. Then, without any ceremony, he fired the thrusters, and the Endurance began its journey out of Earth’s orbit, and toward the stars. “Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Godspeed, Endurance




I really dont usually go for novelizations , i dont even do this movie-book sequence because as books pave the way for
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Steve
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not usually a fan on movie novelizations, which are mostly a waste of time, especially if you see the movie it's based on. This one, however, was probably the best one I've read, and really expanded on the movie with the descriptions of what was actually going on in between the characters' dialogue.

I read this novelization in preparation to read The Science of Interstellar by Kip Thorne. Reading gives me a chance to slowly think and conceptualize about what is happening in the story, whereas
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Kerry *Pale Daughter*
May 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was the first time I plucked up enough courage to read a movie novelization, and I didn't regret it. Like the movie, it was pure awesomeness.
A.S. Altabtabai
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story follows Cooper, an engineer who travels in space in a breath-taking interstellar mission that would change humanity's fate forever.

The plot of this book is unique, original and to the point. Every single word means something, and that's one of the things I really liked about the book. The plot has many twists too, something I rarely find in nowadays stories. I get frustrated when I invest time into a book and then realize that there is no plot whatsoever, only characters and endless p
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Krissys
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Interstellar by Greg Keyes  
 
 
 
 
 
THE END OF EARTH WILL NOT BE THE END OF USFrom acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Triology, Inception), this is the chronicle of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. At stake are the fate of a planet... Earth... and the future of the human race.
 
 
 
 

 
This book was very underwhelming in comparison to the
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Faiza Sattar
★★★★★ (5/5)

“We used to look up and wonder at our place in the stars,” he said. “Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.”

As breath-taking and surreal as the film itself, the novelisation of “Interstellar” brilliantly fuses movie dialogues with its thematic wonderment. I marvelled at how impeccably the movie lines were incorporated within this prose. Since I couldn’t keep the film imagery out of my head whilst reading this, I’m curious as to how those who haven’t seen the f
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Wayne Edwards
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done-reading
Wow! It Adds So Much

I bought this novelization for two reasons. One I loved the movie. But I had many questions the film didn't answer. I figured the novelization would add the detail I was looking for.
And I was not dissatisfied.
The second reason was the science detailed in the film was explained here by the author.

SPOILERS!
The questions I had...What was the Blight? How was the rest of the world? Were there other space stations? What is time slippage? What was that "beer" Cooper was drinking? W
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Alexander Draganov
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Marvelous adaptation of a great, incredible movie. I urge you to watch it and then read this book for full pleasure.
Love of Hopeless Causes
Jan 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
I love to party, and by party I mean: listen to audiobooks. This splashed down in under three minutes due to numerous book party fouls: starting with a dream sequence, wallpaper character introduced on page one, and excessive Murphing through direct address. It's a fair example of how films and books need different handling even when they tackle the same multiverse. I wouldn't call it stellar by any means.
Paul
Nov 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
It's less impactful without the cinematography or the music, but the novel does a great job of adding little touches to the characters.
Steven.l
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Sensory Description:
This is one of the BEST books I have ever read. I initially chose to read this book because I really liked the movie. However, after I read this book, I think the movie and the book are both really good but in different ways. Since this is a science fiction, the movie portrays it perfectly for the reader without the need for the readers to picture the complex space scenary. In the book, however, it's a bit harder for the readers to picture exactly what the surrounding enviro
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Kadri
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've seen the movie so many times so there wasn't any difference between watching the movie and reading the novelization of it, except in time spent on it.

I felt like I understood some of the characters better now though.
Tez
Dec 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Helped me to better understand the film, especially the latter part. Would be interested to learn more about Amelia Brand, but I doubt there's anything else official coming. Fair enough.
Aleph
Jan 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I like it, but it was so much like the film... That took away the surprise element and maybe some other flavors I usually like in a book.
Noah Buhrow
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
PERSONAL RESPONSE
I thought this book accurately painted the pictures represented in the movie Interstellar. Keyes did a great job of giving the reader a detailed image of each and every scene.

PLOT
Earth is slowly dying. Blight has hit many crops. Wheat, soy, and oats have gone extinct, okra is only a few weeks away, and the last of the corn is predicted to last only a few more years. Cooper is a farmer, pilot, scientist, and inventor. As the father of two children, Cooper is introduced to the Laz
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Daniel
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely the best film I have seen this whole year and I even include it in my top 10 favorite films of all time. Just pure perfection. This novelization of the film follows the film truly. The author even goes to add some feelings and thoughts to the characters and even explains some of the things that may have been confusing to the audience when watching the film. I of course recommend watching the film before reading this novel as it it a powerful experience to watch. If you really can't se ...more
Dave
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great story, I am very much looking forward to seeing the movie. This book was a novelization of the movie, not written before. It felt a little hastily put together and could have easily been twice as long, but all in all, a good read for sure and the writing was good.
George
May 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Now that I have read the novelization of Interstellar, I am going to watch the movie again. Then I will read "The Science of Interstellar". Good science fiction, different from most.
Linda Kidd
Such a great book and a wonderful movie. I enjoyed both immensely!
Kevin Furr
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read a movie novelization since Star Wars in the 1980s. But re-watching Interstellar the movie, occurred to me there is enough obscure and not-fully-explained stuff going on that, maybe it would be nice if there was a novelization to read? And sure enough there is.

And it's a pretty good novel. Definitely sticks strictly to the movie script, aside from a bit of elaboration, such as inner thoughts. Watching the movie had left me a bit baffled as to whether the future of mankind would der
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Christopher Blosser
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Picked up after (re)watching the movie with my son — first time for him. As much as I love the film, I thought it suffered in parts where the at-times deafening soundtrack overwhelmed the dialogue. (I found myself having to constantly adjust the volume button on the remote to catch what they were saying — as I recall, this was a challenging aspect of the viewing raised by many critics as well, with the director insisting that the “impressionistic” style was intentional, and viewers need not worr ...more
✧ sarah ✧
Finally
tbh I only read it to smaller my tbr. I still don’t know if it was worth it yet. I was so excited when I got it so I didn’t want to get rid of it. But I already knew the story and I wasn’t into it as I used to be. This is why I want to smaller my tbr because otherwise I have all these books and until I come around to read them I’m not interested anymore.
Ajax
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Matthew McConaughey's ghost is in a house of mirrors.
Jessica
Jun 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the movie so much, I bought and read this in paperback. The novel was phenomenal, and has become one of my all-time favorite stories. Must-read., must-see.
Jeff Christy
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is very well written. I haven’t seen the movie yet (and I realize book was written after the movie), but I must say it delivers everything a great story (book or movie) should aim to offer: excitement, terror, hope, anguish, humor, pain, science, and mystery. 100% recommend.
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Gregory Keyes is a writer of science fiction and fantasy who has written both original and media-related novels under both the names J. Gregory Keyes and "Greg Keyes".

Greg Keyes was born in to a large, diverse, storytelling family. He received degrees in anthropology from Mississippi State and the University of Georgia before becoming a fulltime writer.
He lives in Savannah, Georgia.
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