Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The original “Buck Rogers” story — Nowlan’s novella tells about America in the 25th century, conquered by Hans in A.D. and only now beginning to rebel. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Philip Francis Nowlan ( – ) was an American Buck Rogers: Armageddon A.D. by [Nowlan, Philip Francis].

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Armageddon—2419 A.D. by Philip Francis Nowlan

For wealth of science, it will be hard to beat for some time to come. And I happen to know someone who felt the same exact sd about the chapter in which the author describes life in Lo-Tan, with an emphasis on the Hans’ morals and customs. What we have is a rollicking adventure of a United States that has been taken over by foreign invaders, and of a rag-tag group of rebels trying to stand up to their oppressors. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Anti-grav belts, rocket hand guns, disintegration rays rocket ship and dirigibles that travel at high speeds all appear in this fun science fiction entry from Needless to say, he’s no Flash Gordon. To wit, this section, in which we learn how the Hans use broadcast power amageddon work their airship repeller rays: Preview — Armageddon A. Customers who bought this item also bought. Jan 21, Jakk Makk rated it liked it Recommends it for: Were the writers squeamish, or is this indicative of the zeitgeist of the time, that the fears of Middle America moved from the unknown menace of the Far East to the homegrown menace of gangsters?

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. She rarely faints and is even allowed to successfully take part in combat.

My guess is the Buck Rogers that we’re familiar with was more the product of the retelling of the stories in the newspaper comic strips in the s. Before giving my armsgeddon, I’d like to clarify a few details about the specific edition that I read. On the strength of this novella, the author was convinced to begin work on that comic strip, and to come out with a novella-length sequel. Nowlan’s two novellas were unqualified successes back when, and it is easy to see why.


Armageddon 2419 A.D.

Want to Read saving…. Sep 16, John Yelverton rated it really liked it. It went out at a frequency of about 1, kilocycles, had an amperage of approximately zero, but a voltage of two billion.

Armageddon — A. By the way, this review originally appeared on the Fantasy Literature website After a rather engaging first half, the book devolved into detailed descriptions of wars fought using made-up technologies. In the s, Nowlan’s two novellas were combined by editor Donald A. It certainly holds a number of Here, once more, is a real scientifiction story plus. One person found this helpful. And indeed, dating from his initial comic strip appearance in Januaryand proceeding on to radio shows starting inBuck Rogers was radio’s very first sci-fi heroa part film serial starring the former Olympic 22419 medalist Buster Crabbeseveral Armageddn adaptations, video games, and comics, the character has been fairly ubiquitous for almost 90 years now.

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Anyway, since this edition contained both the original “Armageddon A. We receive this information first person, but with so little emotional investment that it might as well be an indifferent book report.

Where so many future stories written in his time still had the world dominated by white Anglo-Saxons, Sd near the end acknowledges that there are other races of people in the world.

If you’re not a fan of Buck Rogers, reading this book just might change that. The positive connection was through the ether to the ‘X’ synchronizer in the power plant, whose opposite pole was grounded.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. After conquering the US and Canada, these “Airlords of Han” ruled North America as a province of the world empire, from 15 great cities they established across the continent.

Not Enabled Word Wise: I’m Cave fart gas expert Buck Rogers becomes trapped in some particularly hospitable–and apparently breathable–fart gas, that leaves him in suspended animation for about years. In Wells’ novel, the United States is attacked by Imperial GermanyNew York is destroyed by the Germans, and though the Americans manage to fight off the German attack, they are then overwhelmed by enormous Sino-Japanese air fleets.


Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Nowlan also accurately predicts army helmets with built-in earbuds for long-distance communication, while televisions seem fairly ubiquitous in Lo-Tan.

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Let me point out up front that it was as I said written init’s far from politically correct. Rogers and his friends hurry to the bosses to report the incident and explain the method he has used when shooting the aircraft. 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. Some of the descriptions are overly technical, and that slows the action in a couple of places, but most of the “science” in the story seemed feasible to me, at least when considered to be part of a science fiction story written almost 90 years ago.

However the novella itself was written in so it’s not like I was one of the first to read it or anything. As he realizes he’s been gone for years, the patient and open-minded Wilma believes Rogers and enlightens him to the history that passed him by. Philip Francis Nowlan – was an American science fiction author, best known as the creator of Buck Rogers.

But this is no longer. Oct 23, Jon rated it it was ok. While the Han have airships powered by repeller rays and armed with disintegrator rays, the Americans have anti-gravity belts and rocket guns and advanced communications by means of the ether.

If someone wanted an example of this could probably be pulled from every page of the book but the most obvious example is the main characters certainty in his own moral superiority to the Han for no reason other than they are Han. Even then, the racist overtones seem to be an overcompensation for the reality: