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Armageddon-2419 A.D. [Kindle Edition]

Philip Francis Nowlan , Frank R. Paul
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


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  • File Size: 167 KB
  • Print Length: 71 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TS183W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,064 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the real buck rogers September 23, 2004
Format:Mass Market Paperback
this book is a combination of the two original buck rogers stories together as one. these stories lead to the orignial comic strip. it tells how world war one veteran anthony rogers after investigating an incident at a remote mine wakes up five hundred years in the future. to an occupied america ruled by the air lords of the han with there gleaming cities and giant air ships suspended on beams of force. they supress the remants of the american population who live by stealh in the forests with there hidden factories and their plans to liberated thier homeland from the han invaders. into this mess in dumped buck rogers with his knowledge of combat and tactics long forgotten and with his help the han's days are numbered.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Armageddon 2419 A.D.: The Seminal "Buck Rogers" Novel February 28, 2011
By Wookie
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The book "Armageddon 2419 A.D.: The Seminal "Buck Rogers" Novel [Mass Market Paperback]" is a combination of the two original books: "Armageddon 2419 A.D.", and "The Airlords of Han". The Kindle book linked from the page of the paperback is NOT the same book. It is only "Armageddon"; You will have to buy it and "Airlords" separately for the Kindle.

Before "Buck Rogers" came to be, he was Anthony Rogers, called Tony by those that know him. He gets put to sleep for almost 500 years by radioactive gas found in a mine. He is a world war one veteran, thus has strategic and tactical experience that has been lost to Americans as a whole in 2419. This is fortuitously times, since the occupied and oppressed America is just getting ready to revolt against the Han airlords that have been systematically trying to wipe them out.

The main technologies Nowlan predicts will never come to be. Anti-gravity "inertron", the super-heavy ultra-dense invisible "ultron", disintegrator rays, repulsor rays, and broadcast power are all firmly in the realm of fantasy. But flat-screen TVs, and video conferencing do exist today. Sexual equality exists too. There's even a sort of crude internet in the Han city. But even the things that don't exist are handled with logic and consistency. If you can suspend disbelief about the technologies existing in the first place, he springs no new rules on you suddenly as a plot device.

The primary interest in this book is going to be for the historical aspect, the ideas in it, and the speculative nature of the technology it contains. The people are two dimensional, the sociology is mostly hinted at.

I found this book to be a quick read, and tons of fun. Who wouldn't want a anti-weight belt that gives them the ability to make 80-foot jumps.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Original Buck Rogers Part 1 in Kindle Edition May 20, 2008
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is one of those books I read many years ago (the ACE paperback edition with both this book and The Airlords of Han printed together) and introduced me to sci-fi classics but also the wonderful world of Buck Roger comic strips. This is a book every sci-fi fan should read at least once. It is something "modern" writers should take note that many of Nowlan's predictions came true; many yet to come. He created science out of nothing and hit the target many times. I bought this and The Airlords of Han for my new Kindle because I thought a "Buck Rogers device" needed to have Buck Rogers on it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Buck Rogers Movie They Should Have Made June 13, 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is one of the few books I drag out every couple of years and dive into. While lacking starships and space battles like its modern adaptations it's packed with solid ideas about man, civilization, its decline, war, and core characters that deliver. It's not long, just 196 pages, but it's crammed with quick action and a fast moving story so you won't be bored. Plus you'll never be bogged down with 10 pages of exposition trying make the science fit the story. Come on, take the ride. Again and again.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An old school adventure worthy of revisiting. September 25, 2012
By JJG
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A solid adventure reminiscent of the John Carter novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs. A shame more of the novels have not made it to the free kindle public domain.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Buck Rogers begins here. May 17, 2012
By Mike W
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This is the original Buck Rogers story. The character is Anthony Rogers here but the name is changed later when the author adapts the characters for the comic strip. It's a quick read and fun. Parts of it will make you chuckle without meaning to. Just remember, this was written for a pulp magazine in 1928. The follow up story is "The Airlords of Han." (also available for kindle)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Origin of "Buck" Rogers July 22, 2014
By K. Jump
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This, the original Buck Rogers story, is quality storytelling in the vein of classic science fiction, of which it is certainly a fine example. Of course, the later movies and television productions derived from the adventures of Buck Rogers--who isn't even called "Buck" in this tale--took the story in very different directions and played up the space opera elements of the story, so readers only acquainted with the character (and his best girl, Wilma Deering) through those versions may be a bit put off by the the more earth-bound narrative of this novella. Still, it is a fine story, with realistically drawn characters and believable treatments of the great changes in both technology and culture which await the protagonist when he is awakened from an artificial sleep several hundred years in the future. The villains are not extraterrestrial, but of Asian origin, and the story is definitely not politically correct by the standards of 2014 A.D., but that is probably a good thing. There is also a brief commentary on the differences between capitalist and socialist economics and culture, with the author seeming to (unfortunately) push the socialist ideal rather more positively. But if the action lacks dog fighting star ships and alien invaders, it still delivers lots of action delivered with considerable attention to realism (especially in terms of military tactics), some romance, and more than a few neat sci-fi gadgets and weapons. It may not be what the uninitiated expect from Buck Rogers, but it's still a fine story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The Real Buck Rogers - Not the TV Version
The original Buck Rogers story. Unlike any of the theatrical treatments; good science fiction.
Published 3 months ago by Wallace Webster
5.0 out of 5 stars This isn't all the stores but it is the start and a great read on my...
I was always a Buck Rogers fan and once had the entire collection of stories. This isn't all the stores but it is the start and a great read on my kindle fire!
Published 4 months ago by CH
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The package was delivered on time and was exactly what was pictured and described.
Published 4 months ago by Andy Rinke
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A classic, dated but worth the time to read.
Published 4 months ago by jeff
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Was not the complete book.
Published 4 months ago by Virgil Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this at all costs, you will be amazed and awed.
This is the way "Buck Rogers" is supposed to be, not that drivel of a TV show from the late '70's. Even the old Buster Crab serials were better than that. Read more
Published 5 months ago by James F. Blake
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
seems interesting but it ends boring
Published 6 months ago by Alex Medina Rivera
4.0 out of 5 stars Action movie?
I 'saw' an action movie while reading this. The details were colorful. The plot had nothing really surprising but it was fun.
Published 8 months ago by DirtDadHP
4.0 out of 5 stars A good action packed story.
It was a very well thought story. It grabbed me from the onset and was full of exciting parts throughout. Although it was only short it was packed full of action.
Published 8 months ago by John B
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant - glad to see it is still around
Excellant - glad to see it is still around, Remember reading as a kid. Its still a very good read today.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
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