- Paperback: 269 pages
- Publisher: House of Stratus Ltd (July 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 075511339X
- ISBN-13: 978-0755113392
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,699,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Long Afternoon Of Earth (USA) Paperback – July 1, 2001
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The Long Afternoon of Earth is a lesson in perspective, in humility, in one of the many possible futures of mankind when all the wars have been fought and forgotten, when all the nations and political parties have had their sparks of glory and died. It's a world of no heroes, no cowards, no real signifance except the same one mankind faced in his deepest history: survival. There's a touch of wistfulness here, a touch of melancholy. But it's a good lever to pry your mind away from the mess your dog made on the livingroom floor, the mess your favorite politician made on the floor of your big ideas, the mess your nation made on the face of a planet that goes on and on, where human affairs and the centuries are an insignificant spark.
I first read this novel as a small boy, and it stoked my interest in science fiction--an interest that I maintain to this day. A book that can do that has a lot going for it.
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there needs to be a movie this is the ultimate science fiction classic shows how weak humans would be if we were much smaller and insects were much bigger and plants could move... Read morePublished 4 months ago by paul rozsa
I read this book some 40 years ago - a paper back edition. It took about 2 years. Countless times I put it down and said this is too stupid to read but I have an obsession about... Read morePublished on February 25, 2014 by Douglas Terry
This book stole 4 hours of my life that I will never get back. I could go on, but I'm not going to, because this book just stole 1 more minute as I write this review. Read morePublished on April 18, 2010 by Gabe
Strange as it may sound, Aldiss is a master of describing new people in new worlds. Take for example his novel Starswarm where Aldiss writes wonderful space opera of sociology and... Read morePublished on January 19, 2009 by 2theD
Don't fall in love with any of the characters because he or she might be dead very soon. At least, that's the way things go in the first two parts of this novel which follow a... Read morePublished on September 29, 2007 by J. A. Eyon
Although written 20 years earlier, "The Long Afternoon of Earth" bears a strong resemblance to Aldiss' later "Helliconia" series. Read morePublished on October 27, 2006 by Russell Clothier
The first seventy-five pages of this novel (roughly corresponding to the original installment of the short story sequence) are among the most inventive, spellbinding and mysterious... Read morePublished on June 21, 2006 by Reflex768
I first read this book when i was 15 years old and I was an instant Brian Aldiss fan. This book is kind of short, but it's one you want to read slowly so that you don't miss... Read morePublished on March 18, 2002 by Amber Overla