The Long Tomorrow

The Long Tomorrow

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by Leigh Brackett
     
 

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One of the original novels of post-nuclear holocaust America, The Long Tomorrow is considered by many to be one of the finest science fiction novels ever written on the subject. The story has inspired generations of new writers and is still as mesmerizing today as when it was originally written. **

Len and Esau are young cousins living decades after a nuclear war

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One of the original novels of post-nuclear holocaust America, The Long Tomorrow is considered by many to be one of the finest science fiction novels ever written on the subject. The story has inspired generations of new writers and is still as mesmerizing today as when it was originally written. **

Len and Esau are young cousins living decades after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization as we know. The rulers of the post-war community have forbidden the existence of large towns and consider technology evil. **

However Len and Esau long for more than their simple agrarian existence. Rumors of mythical Bartorstown, perhaps the last city in existence, encourage the boys to embark on a journey of discovery and adventure that will call into question not only firmly held beliefs, but the boys' own personal convictions.

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.
Library Journal
Fantasy at its best.
New York Times
Close to being a great work of science ficiton.
New York Herald Tribune
She [Brackett] has created science-fiction to compare with serious
mainstream literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612420134
Publisher:
Arc Manor
Publication date:
02/11/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
776,776
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

Meet the Author

Leigh Brackett Hamilton (1915-1978) was a well-known science fiction author and a highly respected Hollywood script-writer. Her script writing credits include adaptations of Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye as well as Star Wars Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back.

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