- Mass Market Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Airmont Books (August 1, 1964)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00005XDPT
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.1 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,780,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Conquest of Earth Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1964
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_Conquest of the Earth_ (1957) was originally a four-part serial in _Amazing_ under the title "The Scarlet Saint" in 1956. It has the distinction of being the only Banister novel to be published as a book. It can hardly be called a classical novel, but it is a passable space opera.
Earth has become a desert planet. The Miz-zou River is "an ancient, bone-dry bed" (27), and the "Mis-pi still trickled southward in a scanty flow to the shrunken sea" (27). Most farms have withered away, and the sun is turgid and blood-red. Clouds are a distant memory.
The ones believed responsible for all of this are the "benevolent" (they say so themselves) Trisz. No one has seen them (or it). But they/it seem to be a kind of unified energy life form of great (but not unlimited) power. They have established a feudalistic hierarchy with the Trisz at the top, the Blue Brothers below them, the Scarlet Order of Man below them, and the great huddled mass of mankind at the bottom.
The Blue Brothers are mostly loyal to the Trisz (though some are playing at more than one political game).Read more ›