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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged library edition (March 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441723455
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441723451
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.4 x 2.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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The story proceeds briskly, with fresh inventions on every page. . . The particularly exotic settings and earthlike flora and fauna lend an atmospheric touch. --Fantasy and Science Fiction

Farmer's brilliant imagination and narrative skill hold the reader's attention. . . Recommended. --Library Journal

Farmer's unflagging energy guarantees some diversion for everyone. . . --Publishers Weekly

A big episodic quest-novel [with] enough pizazz to carry one and all along. --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

PHILIP JOSE FARMER (1918-2009) was an American science fiction author, the winner of three Hugo Awards, and is best known for his Riverworld series.

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This is a truly epic story.
bsprig
Can recommend it to anyone with a love of sci fi (even better than the riverworld series).
Mark Lines
This is one of the few books I re-read on a regular basis.
S. F. Magendanz

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dave Deubler on August 5, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Ostracized from their tribes, Deyv and Vana (and friends) undertake a series of treks across a dying Earth, 15 billion years in the future, at a time when Earth's sun is finally dying out (hence the title). Although Farmer has no peer when it comes to action, and he's been known to come up with brilliant ideas, his plots are often weak and unfocused and his characters are just as stock as can be. This (very) long novel is a textbook showcase for his failings, as the plot (using the term loosely) is painfully repetitive, and the characters offer little to recommend them. The main characters are wronged by somebody, get involved in a long chase after them, catch them, and then wind up joining forces with them to go after a new antagonist. Again and again and again. After a few iterations of this we start wondering if there's a point to all of this - it turns out there isn't, which is a darn shame. Definitely a work of fantasy, despite brief (page-long) and infrequent (1:100) forays into science fiction, this book is an imaginative, action-packed and generally entertaining romp through a primitive world of the far, far, far future, but it suffers from dragging on well past its welcome. Three and a half stars.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rory McLeish on January 3, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I first got hold of this book back in 1982 (or thereabouts), and I loved it straight off the bat. It knocked Ringworld off the top of my All Time Favourite Books list. Great extrapolations, great characters (characters you really get to care about, even though some of them are pretty, er, "out there"), and some great solid adventures. I was at art school in Glasgow at the time, and found Dark Is The Sun such a great source of well defined, richly described people (and non-people), I picked it as a college project to illustrate the cover of the book and depict the main characters. Great fun. If you read and rate good SF and you haven't read this novel, buy it NOW!
PS: Never, EVER lend your books. I had a hardback first edition, sigh...
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mark Lines on April 28, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Loved this book. Have actually re-read it at least a dozen times. Can recommend it to anyone with a love of sci fi (even better than the riverworld series).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. F. Magendanz on April 22, 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book stands tall alongside Jack Vance's "Dying Earth" Novels, Gene Wolfe's Books of the New Sun and "Hothouse" by Brian Aldiss as one of the best far future Earth novels I have read.
Farmer's fecund imagination is what makes this book so great - he brings the future earth alive through the creation of an amazing bestiary and a fascinating storyline. This is one of the few books I re-read on a regular basis. Highly recommended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "samz@netspace.net.au" on August 19, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Farmer is the best science fiction author of all time and this book is a truly wonderful read!Definitely a book to read more than once, it is rich with adventure, excitement, and deep thought provoking philosophy. Imaging living in a far away future time when the earth is dying as the sun burns out. Society has become primitive again. There are great ideas in this book which is what one expects from Farmer, who has the most brilliant and original imagination ever.If you have ever read "to your scattered bodies go" or "maker of universes" then you will know what I am rambling on about.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mister Man on March 3, 2000
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My wife thinks sci-fi is something that teenage boys bury their noses in to escape the fact that they are unattractive to girls. She studied English Literature in college and turned up her nose at the genre. I told her that this book would change her mind. And it did. If you have never read this book, I envy you the experience of reading it for the first time.
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By Bryan Smith on July 19, 2013
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
A friend had loaned me this book many years ago...I really liked it. Was glad to find it again to re-read and add to my collection!
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