Sleeping Planet [NOOK Book]

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Science Fiction Encyclopedia described this as a “hard-edged” tale of the 24th-century conquest of Earth by an alien empire the humans had judged too stupid to pull off such a coup. Only a handful of humans escaped the effects of a mutated narcoleptic drug that put humanity into protracted hibernation. The battle to liberate Earth is fought by those few with the aid of a vengeful ghost called “Gremper” by the aliens. The action is fast and furious, while the genius general of the invading fleet goes slowly insane...
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Sleeping Planet

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Overview

Science Fiction Encyclopedia described this as a “hard-edged” tale of the 24th-century conquest of Earth by an alien empire the humans had judged too stupid to pull off such a coup. Only a handful of humans escaped the effects of a mutated narcoleptic drug that put humanity into protracted hibernation. The battle to liberate Earth is fought by those few with the aid of a vengeful ghost called “Gremper” by the aliens. The action is fast and furious, while the genius general of the invading fleet goes slowly insane at the disruption of his well-laid plans. “A natural-born storyteller,” said bestselling author Frank G. Slaughter. A classic reprint of a sci-fi masterpiece.
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William R. Burkett, Jr. is an acclaimed sci-fi writer, listed in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. He published his first novel at 18. A strapping youth who lived with his grandparents at Neptune Beach, Florida, his first job was as a copy boy for the Florida Times-Union and Jacksonville Journal, but that soon gave way to a position as feature writer. After a tour of duty as an M.P. in Germany, he resumed his journalistic career. Working in both the States and the Bahamas, he pursued a particular muse - duck hunting. That led to writing for hunting magazines and doing PR for the Washington State Highway Patrol and settlement in the Pacific Northwest where the ducks were plentiful and the fishing was good.
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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    Hooray! This science fiction classic is back "in print.&quo

    Hooray! This science fiction classic is back "in print." I first read this as a three-part serial in an old issue of ANALOG SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY and it knocked my socks off. Then I bought the hardback book but lost it in the years that followed. This is a great tale about a handful of earthlings staving off an interplanetary invasions. If you like sci-fi stories, you will LOVE this book.

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