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Independence Day

by Dean Devlin, Stephen Molstad (Author)

Series: Independence Day Novelization (Movie Novelization)

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"It came out of deep space, an alien ship one-fourth the size of our moon, protected by an impenetrable force field, destroying the earth's biggest cities with cold, methodical precision. One by one, they went down: New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles ... no one knew how to stop it, no one knew exactly what it was. The army was powerless, President Whitmore was stunned, and the people were beginning to panic." "Enter a raging team of unsuspecting heroes who know survival isn't the main thing, it's the only thing. David Levinson, a cable man and gifted hacker who could tap into any computer system and stand it on its ear in minutes; Jasmine Dubrow, who's not only an exotic dancer, but a gutsy single mom who would kill an alien barefisted to save her young son; Russell Casse, a broken-down crop duster with a weakness for Jack Daniel's and hopeless causes, and Marine Captain Steven Hiller, a frustrated would-be astronaut who's got the right stuff and knows it." "Although they don't know it, the fate of what's left of the world depends on them. It will take their combined grit, intelligence, and courage to survive, and to uncover a devastating UFO secret that has been hidden from the public for over forty years."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved… (more)
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If you've seen the movie, you've read the book. There are some minor differences. The back stories of some characters are a bit more fleshed out, or there are bits of dialogue that didn't make it into the movie. Worth reading if your reading options are limited and you have some time to kill, otherwise watch the movie. ( )
  cblaker | Nov 27, 2014 |
This is a very fast read. I loved the movie and like the book. It covers some areas that are not in the movie (would have just slowed the movie down). This book is well written for a moive spin-off. It would be a great intro book for someones entry into SciFi. ( )
  mramos | Aug 23, 2007 |
A reasonably adept novelization of the movie "Independence Day", which is a special-effects loaded tale of alien invasion and human resistance. Hackneyed and not terribly original, the movie was at least effective as a tale of human resistance against superior forces, as is this book. But there are much better books in the annals of science fiction with similar themes. ( )
  burnit99 | Jan 8, 2007 |
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The sea of tranquility was an eerily still wasteland, a silent crater-shaped outdoor tomb of ashes and stone.
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This work is the novelization of the Roland Emmerich film Independence Day, not the film itself.
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"It came out of deep space, an alien ship one-fourth the size of our moon, protected by an impenetrable force field, destroying the earth's biggest cities with cold, methodical precision. One by one, they went down: New York, Tokyo, Los Angeles ... no one knew how to stop it, no one knew exactly what it was. The army was powerless, President Whitmore was stunned, and the people were beginning to panic." "Enter a raging team of unsuspecting heroes who know survival isn't the main thing, it's the only thing. David Levinson, a cable man and gifted hacker who could tap into any computer system and stand it on its ear in minutes; Jasmine Dubrow, who's not only an exotic dancer, but a gutsy single mom who would kill an alien barefisted to save her young son; Russell Casse, a broken-down crop duster with a weakness for Jack Daniel's and hopeless causes, and Marine Captain Steven Hiller, a frustrated would-be astronaut who's got the right stuff and knows it." "Although they don't know it, the fate of what's left of the world depends on them. It will take their combined grit, intelligence, and courage to survive, and to uncover a devastating UFO secret that has been hidden from the public for over forty years."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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THE DOOMSDAY SHIP
July 2nd. Atmospheric phenomena begin to appear all around the world; the skies are ablaze. Satellite communications are interrupted without explanation, and fear grips the cities of the world. As the phenomena cool down, it is clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived. Their mission-- to eliminate all human life. Over the course of the next three days in July, the world will be changed, forever.

The countdown to the end of the world has begun. Independence Day, once a joyous day of freedom and celebration, now takes on an entirely new and absolutely unpredictable meaning.
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