The Solarians

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For three hundred years the Solarians had isolated themselves from the galaxy with the promise to reappear one day to bring human victory. Now, with the very existence of the human race at stake in a war with the machine-like beings of the computer worlds, they re-emerged with a completely new social order. They possessed strange talents, such as telepathy and total recall. And they had an ingenious strategy for defeating the Duglaars.

From the beginning, Jay Palmer had sensed ...

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For three hundred years the Solarians had isolated themselves from the galaxy with the promise to reappear one day to bring human victory. Now, with the very existence of the human race at stake in a war with the machine-like beings of the computer worlds, they re-emerged with a completely new social order. They possessed strange talents, such as telepathy and total recall. And they had an ingenious strategy for defeating the Duglaars.

From the beginning, Jay Palmer had sensed their "otherness" but he had to accept them and their plan of surrendering earth to the merciless, computer-like Duglaars--it was the only hope left.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781490394978
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Pages: 252
  • Sales rank: 675,582
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman Spinrad is the author of over twenty novels, including the acclaimed BUG JACK BARRON.

He is a multiple nominee for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for science fiction achievement, an American Book Award Nominee writer, and winner of the Prix Apollo. He has written scripts for Star Trek and produced two feature films. He has also published over 60 short stories collected in half a dozen volumes, and his novels and stories have been published in over a dozen languages.

He has been President of Science Fiction Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) three times.

He is a tireless campaigner for authors' rights and is the creator of the "model contract" now in use by several writers' organizations. He's been a literary agent, President of World SF, briefly a radio phone show host, has appeared as a vocal artist on three albums, and occasionally performs live. He is a long time literary critic, sometime film critic, perpetual political analyst, and sometime songwriter.

He grew up in New York, has lived in Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Paris, and travelled widely in Europe and rather less so in Latin America, Asia, and Oceania.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    Former Reviewer Didn't Get An Autograph?

    Norman Spinrad, like most writers, has gotten better with age, but don't listen to any balderdash about the "poor quality" of THE SOLARIANS. Maybe the previous reviwer feels he could match this or any other Spinrad work? Ha.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2005

    A special place of dishonor

    When I had only a 4,000 item SF library I once decided to search my stacks for the worst book. I was searching for a gag gift for a 'Dirty Santa' exchange. This was it. --- But at the party I realized there is a special place for books this bad and managed to get it back. This was instructive in that he later wrote some fine novels and you could see not to judge a writer by his first book, matter how bad it is. Also it is so bad it very much like a Mystery Science Theater movie without the commentary, classically bad. Get popcorn and enjoy bad. --- Why is it so bad? Spinrad at that time seemed to have had no idea of science, no apparent knowledge of physics. He had a hack plot and worse dialogue. As I went along reading in helpless fascination it was like watching a slow train wreck I couldn't tear myself away just to see how worse it would get and who would come out alive. --- If you think I am alone in my opinion do a google of the title for reviews - someone else had the same experience but reading in a public library. Unlike him I was reading a paperback edition at home and did manage to throw it across the room a few times before being sucked back in. --- However, if you are the definition of a well-read SF fan you should seriously consider this book as a modern classic of bad writing. --- Recommended is another work of his *The Iron Dream*, which Spinrad purposefully writes as a bad science fiction novel and literary commentary about the fascist subtext and symbolism supposedly written by an alternate world Adolf Hitler. --- For a better book of his also look at *Child of Fortune* or some classic psychedelic short stories in *The Last Hurrah of the Golden Horde*.

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