Armageddon -- 2419 A.D.

Armageddon -- 2419 A.D.

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by Philip Francis Nowlan
     
 

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Here, once more, is a real scientifiction story plus. It is a story which will make the heart of many readers leap with joy.

We have rarely printed a story in this magazine that for scientific interest, as well as suspense, could hold its own with this particular story. We prophesy that this story will become more valuable as the years go by. It

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Here, once more, is a real scientifiction story plus. It is a story which will make the heart of many readers leap with joy.

We have rarely printed a story in this magazine that for scientific interest, as well as suspense, could hold its own with this particular story. We prophesy that this story will become more valuable as the years go by. It certainly holds a number of interesting prophecies, of which no doubt, many will come true. For wealth of science, it will be hard to beat for some time to come. It is one of those rare stories that will bear reading and re-reading many times.

This story has impressed us so favorably, that we hope the author may be induced to write a sequel to it soon.

-- from an editorial note in Amazing Stories, August 1928

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781463895273
Publisher:
Alan Rodgers Books
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Francis Nowlan (1888 - 1940) was an American science fiction author, best known as the creator of Buck Rogers. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, Nowlan was a member of The Mask and Wig Club, holding significant roles in the annual productions between 1907 and 1909. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania he worked as a newspaper columnist. Nowlan was married to Theresa Junker. They had ten children: Philip, Mary, Helen, Louise, Theresa, Mike, Larry, Pat, John, and Joe. Nowlan moved to the Philadelphia suburb of Bala Cynwyd and created and wrote the Buck Rogers comic strip, illustrated by Dick Calkins. He remained a writer on the strip until 1939. The character Buck Rogers first appeared in Nowlan's 1928 novella Armageddon 2419 A.D. as Anthony Rogers. The comic strip ran for over forty years and spun off a radio series, a 1939 movie serial, and two television series. Nowlan also wrote several other novellas for the science fiction magazines as well as the posthumously published mystery, The Girl from Nowhere.

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Armageddon 2419 A.D. 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book. Once you read it you will finally know the real Buck Rogers story. The science is dated but the author had a great imagination so it goes unnoticed. It is a classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book was incomplete Tony spent at least one chapter a prisoner of the Hans in the original paper back book.
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Its at aChristmas carol res.1. HolidayClan. Put up ads. Dreamstar.
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Lori Brown More than 1 year ago
I was kind of expecting more...good short story though
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Alright. I'm there.