Earthbound [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Others disposed of Earth’s spaceship fleet as easily as swatting a fly. They blew up the Moon, letting the resulting cloud of rocks and gravel go into orbit. Then, for good measure, they turned off all the power, leaving Earth with nine billion hungry people competing for dwindling resources.



Now Carmen Dula, the first human to ...
See more details below
Earthbound

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$7.99
BN.com price

Overview

The Others disposed of Earth’s spaceship fleet as easily as swatting a fly. They blew up the Moon, letting the resulting cloud of rocks and gravel go into orbit. Then, for good measure, they turned off all the power, leaving Earth with nine billion hungry people competing for dwindling resources.



Now Carmen Dula, the first human to encounter Martians and then the mysterious alien Others, and her colleagues struggle to find a way—using nineteenth-century technology—to reclaim the future that has been stolen from them.
Read More Show Less

What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
“If there was a Fort Knox for the science fiction writers who really matter, we’d have to lock Haldeman up there.”—Stephen King

“Haldeman trips through history wearing alien goggles, but his message is all about human nature.”—Entertainment Weekly

Praise for Earthbound:

“This is one of the best Haldeman novels, all told in crisp prose and ending not without hope.”—City Book Review

“An enjoyable story filled with action and surprise.”—Night Owl Reviews

“Heaven as my witness, I wish it were a longer book, so that I could have stayed in its world just a bit more…Wow.”—Blogcritics.org

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101552193
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Series: A MARSBOUND NOVEL
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 76,600
  • File size: 287 KB

Meet the Author

Joe Haldeman is a Vietnam veteran whose classic novels The Forever War and Forever Peace both have the rare honor of having won the Hugo and Nebula awards. He has served twice as president of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America and is currently an adjunct professor teaching writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 11 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(4)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Disappointing End to the (Presumed) Trilogy

    The first book of the series, "Marsbound", was excellent...but it should have been left alone. The second and third felt like movie sequels - needed to continue the story for popularity/profit reasons, but the author really didn't have much left to say, or much interest in saying it. The second, "Starbound", was okay, but felt like a transitional story. The third, this one, was very disappointing. After going on in an uninspired "Post-Apocalypse" form, it just....stops. One gets the distinct impression that the author was just sick of it all, wanted to get on with other things, and just created a Deus Ex Machina of the worst sort just to have some sort of quickie resolution. I suppose he could claim that was the point of the arc of the story, facing the caprious and godlike "Others", and that it was intended to more a character study and evocative of life, which often is capricious and just ends....but if that were the case, the character development is just to shallow to qualify. If it's to be "space opera," then do that justice!

    The author is here unfair to to his readers, as we invest time and commitment (not to mention, money) in the main characters, only to have them cursorily tossed aside. Perhaps there will be fourth to have a better resolution - and frankly, to make it up to his readers - but I'll be very leery of it, and his other works, after this...which is a shame, because when he's really engaged, as in "Marsbound" and "The Forever War", he's a master.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Ashley.

    She walks in.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    INFO/RULES ABOUT EARTHBOUND RP

    Ok. So since the RP theme has so many possibilities and godmod-worthy stuff, here are some rules:

    1: Don't godmod. Duh. (Though stuff like PK starstorm and rockin are allowed. Just don't abuse it!)

    2: You need to be aware that PSI is limited so that you don't blow up the world 2 seconds into the RP.

    3: No invincible enemies. But of course who would want to be a living statue?

    4: Anybody who wants to be their own character not from the series, or a monster, post their bio on result 2. At least with official characters, you can look up online. And enemies need personality.

    5: Don't be boring! Nobody likes a boring RP.

    And that's it! Have fun!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Scott's Too Short To Be Useful Reviews

    Good conclusion of the series!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 18, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    This is the third (and so far last) book of the Marsbound trilog

    This is the third (and so far last) book of the Marsbound trilogy. It is quite different from the previous novels. The first takes place mostly on Mars, the second mostly in deep space, and the last mostly on a future Earth. Much of this book has a post-apocalyptic feel. This is always a fascinating topic for me; however, here it is only part of a much larger story. I could so this story easily being continued in many additional volumes, but the plot seems to be wrapped up (a bit suddenly) at the end. I enjoyed this trilogy and its exploration of a lot of complex ideas, but many questions were left unanswered. I like the way Mr. Haldeman writes.
    Michael Travis Jasper, Author of the Novel “To Be Chosen”

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 11 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)