Enemy Mine–The Nebula and Hugo Award winner that inspired the 20th Century Fox motion picture starring Dennis Quaid and Lou Gossett, Jr. The story of a. Sweeping the major American novella awards, Barry B. Longyear’s Enemy Mine certainly caught the genre’s eye when it was published in. Author Barry Longyear reported at a convention that the studio insisted on According to this thread on the Enemy Mine discussion board.

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Teens and even tweens would probably appreciate it, too. Longyear, Enemy Mine Vonda N.

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But where Longyear falls a little short is in style. Sep 11, Mckinley rated it barrt it Shelves: I guess that the reason “Enemy Mine” is not generally regarded as a piece of classic sf is simply that the aliens are not alien enough.

Towering tidal waves, scarce food, and little wood for making fire, the harsh living conditions quickly force the two to cooperate or die. And now I definitely want to see the movie again. Hell in the Pacific was also a two man remake of None But the Brave. One good sample of book turned into a film where both are good. At the same time, the alert clarity and genre barru of Longyear’s best work seem potentially available to him, and may surface again.


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Have the two species truly learnt from each other, and is there hope for their peaceful co-existence? It’s really dense and covers a lot of deep topics — war, racism, family, pride, connection, isolation, violence, mental health, society The Saliva Tree by Brian W. This book answered the question: When a group read came up, I pulled it off the shelves, but decided to read the short story instead.

Please note this review is for the novella Enemy Minenot the novel. In part, I think it’s because it was portrayed in such plain language.

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To increase the viewer’s mjne with the characters,: Esta novela sigue siendo tan actual en el como lo fue en lo cual es, de cierta manera, triste. The element of relationship survival is another fascination, and this story covers that challenge thoroughly too.

You believe in the characters and the ever strengthening relationships. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


I tracked down The War Against The Rull imne it seems rather different – the human and his unlikely partner are very different in size and ability, and united in their desire to evade the very present Rull, rather than equally matched and marooned far from anywhere.

Jul 08, Homo rated it it was amazing. Other winners of Hugos: It moves at a good pace.

Enemy Mine (novella)

Unlike in either version of “Arena”, however, the human and alien are not doomed to fight to the death. Legion 4, 19 Mone was well done. I didn’t remember the whole thing, though, and so this reading was delightfully surprising.

I think you’ll see elements of it in the work I’m currently doing. Although the image of a pregnant version of Toshiro is pretty hilarious. Pulpy scifi; different than movie in a good way. For the most part, it was a lot like the novel, I think.