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After Worlds Collide by Philip Wylie

After Worlds Collide (1933)

by Philip Wylie, Edwin Bulmer (Author)

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December 2009 Review:
the group from earth makes to to Bronson Beta, only to find they are not alone. Other groups from earth have also made the crossing, and some of them are inimically opposed to Henderson's group. After a time of figuring stuff out, the bad guys are taken out and the good guys have the planet to themselves, for their children. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
This sequel to "When Worlds Collide" offers similar pros and cons of the original: page-turning action scenes, awe-inspiring descriptions of the doomed cities of Bronson Beta, and, unfortunately, overwhelming streams of stilted dialogue and orations. If you can get past that, you'll be rewarded with an interesting tale of the last of the human race transplanted on a savior planet and struggling for survival. ( )
  ghr4 | Nov 5, 2015 |
As much a lesson in life and the human condition as it is sci-fi, this book was a very good predictor of the future. Written in 1933, it predicted many things that have come to pass. Alas, humanity has not gotten past that nasty aggressive war thing and life goes on. ( )
  buffalogr | Jan 2, 2014 |
A movie, "When Worlds Collide", was made for the prequel to this book. I enjoy it as much, if not more, than the first book. The word pictures of the sparkling dome-enclosed cities, with their skyscrapers and avenues, are what captured my imagination. ( )
  yangguy | Jun 20, 2007 |
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Early in the middle third of the twentieth century a brilliant astronomer named Sven Bronson observed through a telescope in South Africa that two bodies were moving through space toward the solar system.
Eliot James sat at a metal desk inside the space ship which had conveyed a few score human beings from the doomed Earth to safety on the sun's new planet Bronson Beta.
They stand there in the sunshine under the strange sky on our brown earth - forty three men, fifty seven women, two children. (p10)
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When a group of survivors from Earth landed on Bronson Beta, they expected absolute desolation. This Earth-like planet from another universe had been hurtling through space, cold and utter darkness for countless millenia. All life should have perished millions of years ago.

But the [normal] Earth-people found a breathtakingly beautiful city, encased in a huge, transparent metal bubble; magnificent apartments filled with every luxury; food for a lifetime in the vast, empty kitchens; but no trace of either of life - or death.

Then the humans learned that they were not alone on Bronson Beta...
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A handful of Supermen colonize a distant planet. Vintage, classic science fiction

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