The Long Tomorrow

The Long Tomorrow

2.3 3
by Leigh Brackett
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

"No city, no town, no community of more than one thousand people or two hundred buildings to the square mile, shall be built or permitted to exist anywhere in the United States of America." --Constitution of the United States, Thirtieth Amendment

Two generations after the Destruction, rumors persist about a secret desert hideaway where scientists worked with

Overview

"No city, no town, no community of more than one thousand people or two hundred buildings to the square mile, shall be built or permitted to exist anywhere in the United States of America." --Constitution of the United States, Thirtieth Amendment

Two generations after the Destruction, rumors persist about a secret desert hideaway where scientists worked with dangerous machines and where men plot to revive the cities. Almost a continent away, Len Coulter has heard whisperings that fired his imagination. And then one day he finds a strange wooden box...

The Long Tomorrow is on several major "what you should read" lists, including the NESFA Core Reading List and Gardner Dozois's Recommended Reading List as well as the "Best 105 SF Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties As Compiled by David G. Hartwell" and "Science Fiction: The Top 100 Novels, by David Pringle," a list compiled in 1985.

Editorial Reviews

Canadian Mennonite
The conservative and skillful Mennonite farmers are among the survivors of the Great Destruction, virtually controlling the government. They seek to maintain a simple agrarian civilization, resisting any return to a technological and urban society. But human nature has not changed. Two young Mennonites, Len and Esau Coulter, are not satisfied with the drab and anti-intellectual life of their community.... (Canadian Mennonite Encyclopedia Online)
New York Times Book Review
By far Leigh Brackett's best novel to date ... a great work of science fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345288851
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/12/1980

What People are saying about this

H.H. Holmes
You may think you are tired of prophecies of the decay of civilization after a destructive A-war; but let me assure you that Leigh Brackett has taken this subject and made it sparkling fresh by the warmth and perception of her writing."

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Long Tomorrow 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book might be fine, but the Nook edition is unreadable due to hard-coded tiny fonts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago