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by David Brin

  • Author: David Brin
  • ISBN: 0606031200
  • ISBN13: 978-0606031202
  • ePub: 1531 kb | FB2: 1660 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Demco Media (February 1, 1990)
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 464
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The Postman ePub download

post-apocalyptic breakthrough. OMNI Online listed The Postman as one of ten science fiction books that changed the genre forever. Read the first 7 chapters online, or scroll down to purchase THE POSTMAN. The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, A moving experience. a powerful cautionary tale. Whitley Strieber He was a survivor-a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter’s day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold.

That is David Brin’s very nice summary of The Postman his best novel (IMO).

Home David Brin The Postman. She wore a loose shirt of white homespun and held a book up close to the bedside candle. That’s bad for your eyes, he said as he dropped Johnny’s dispatch pouch onto his desk. Dena replied without looking up from her book.

The Postman is a post-apocalyptic dystopia science fiction novel by David Brin. It is about a man wandering the desolate Oregon countryside who finds a United States Postal Service uniform, which he puts on and then claims he is a mail carrier and federal inspector for the "Restored United States of America". His mail service and claims about the return of a central government gives hope to the people, who are threatened by a murderous hypersurvivalist army.

The Postman is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by David Brin

The Postman is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by David Brin. In it, a drifter stumbles across a letter carrier uniform of the United States Postal Service and, with empty promises of aid from the "Restored United States of America", gives hope to an Oregon threatened by warlords.

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF DAVID BRIN GLORY SEASON Brin is a bold and imaginative writer, and Glory Season will be one of the most . A Bantam Spectra Book.

PRAISE FOR THE NOVELS OF DAVID BRIN GLORY SEASON Brin is a bold and imaginative writer, and Glory Season will be one of the most important SF novels of the year. Parts of this book appeared earlier in slightly different form: Part I as The Postman in the November 1982 issue of Isaac Asimov’s SF Magazine, and Part II as Cyclops in the March 1984 issue of Isaac Asimov’s SF Magazine.

He bred cows to give better milk, and sheep for better wool. His greenhouses, warmed by biogenerated methane, produced fresh vegetables the year round, even in the harshest winters. an took special pride in showing off his brewery, famed for the best beer in four counties. The walls of the great lodge-the seat of his domain-featured finely woven hangings and the proudly displayed artwork of children. Gordon had expected to see weapons and trophies of battle, but there were none in sight anywhere

David Brin is a scientist, writer, and public speaker Brin attended the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and later.

David Brin is a scientist, writer, and public speaker. He was born in Pasadena, California, on October 9, 1950. Brin attended the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and later earned a doctorate at the University of California. He accepted a position as an engineer at Hughes Aircraft Company. Brin is a former fellow at the California Space Institute and serves on several government and nongovernment advisory committees dealing with issues involved with technological growth.

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE - "A moving experience. a powerful cautionary tale

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE - "A moving experience. -Whitley Strieber He was a survivor-a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold. The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery. This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth.

In the aftermath of a war that has devastated the nation, a traveling storyteller borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker and is transformed unwittingly into a symbol of hope for America's future
Tane
I always wonder, someone in Hollywood reads a book, falls on love with it and thinks "This would make a great movie". Then they proceed to change pretty much the entire story until it is barely recognizable as the source material.

Is it studio bigwigs interfering or simply hubris? Either way the end is nearly always the same with the book being much better than the film.

I didn't hate Kevin Costner's The Postman. I kind of like the movie but it could have been SO much better if it had adhered to the book more than it did. (It is far enough away from this book that it only vaguely resembles it).

If you liked the movie, read the book, if you hate the movie, read the book.
Kifer
I picked up this book because as a teenager I loved the movie. The movie The Postman, starring Kevin Costner, came out in 1997, and was one of my first exposures to the post apocalyptic genre. It was based on this book which was published in 1985. So recently I decided to read the novel. It’s much better than the movie, of course, when isn’t the novel better than the movie? With the novel we are able to get much more in depth descriptions and the characters are fleshed out with descriptive back stories. There was a lot left out of the movie, this novel is so much more than the movie even dreamed of being. The Postman is a novel about hope, and the effect hope can have on a community.

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Zololmaran
Some years ago there was a movie titled “The Postman” with Kevin Costner that was loosely based on this novel by science fiction writer David Brin.

There is nothing science fiction about The Postman. It’s a post-apocalyptic story that plays in Oregon.

The book was first copyrighted in 1985 and Brin, being a science fiction writer, created an all-out nuclear war that took place in the early 1990-ies and that brought down civilization worldwide.

I like to read science fiction written about a time way in the future from the writer’s present perspective, which also happens to be the present time for me. To do that, you have to not read a new book for 25 or more years.

This story takes place in the 2010 to 2012 timeframe, referencing the war that took place 16 years before the start of the story.

The immediate aftermath of the war caused a three-year-winter and lawlessness. Massive extinction took crops, animals and people. In the U.S., the government collapsed, and civilization was reduced to marauding bands of violent survivalists and homesteaders who sometimes banded together for mutual support and protection in small communities.

Gordon Krantz, the protagonist, is a lone survivor who wandered from St. Paul all the way to eastern Oregon over a period of 16 years, keeping a journal of his travels, surviving somehow off the scraps left by a looted civilization. When the story begins he is robbed of all his possessions by bandits that outnumbered and outgunned him. Faced with imminent death from freezing and starvation in winter in the mountains in eastern Oregon, he must get creative quickly.

When he stumbles upon a corpse of a former postman in a Post Office Jeep, he takes the uniform for warmth and the bag as a container – and then he has an idea that changes his life and that of all the people he encounters.

Like in most apocalypse stories, there must be some evil besides just the natural disasters that cause impossible situations for the people. In Stephen King’s The Stand, that’s Randall Flagg, the dark lord that takes over Las Vegas and builds an evil empire. In The Postman, the evil people are, ironically, the remaining militant survivalists who concentrated in the Pacific Northwest before the war, digging bunkers, hoarding supplies and ammunition, training in hunting and warfare, with the sole objective to survive in the case of a holocaust. As it turns out, the survivalists, due to competition with each other, pretty much kill each other off, but in the end, after things settle down, they have coalesced into an empire of abuse, slavery, and exploitation – feudalism in the American mainland. And they go to war against the villages and settlements who try to survive against all odds and build a new civilization.

Gordon, unwittingly and not really a hero, through the circumstances he creates for himself, becomes key to the solution of this conflict.

The Postman is a captivating read, stronger in the first two-thirds of the book which deals with his discoveries. Things get complicated in the end, and the climax is somewhat quick with a deus-ex-machina-flavored solution in the end.

Overall, The Postman is a good, credible and entertaining story of a post-apocalyptic America.
Manemanu
A favorite post apocalyptic book by a favorite author of the Uplift Wars and many others...I think I read this when it came out, perhaps 35-40 years ago. Bought it for my 12 yo, perhaps too advanced, but he reads at college level and has read hundreds of books so far. Not sure if this is more or less disturbing than Ender's Game, but similarly has a deep moral message. I've since seen movies that seem to try to play the context and theme treated in this book, but they always disappoint compared to my memory of this remarkable story. I remember crying and laughing and wanting to share it... perhaps I was still young, but I bought it on kindle so both of us could read it. Please let me know if this fuzzy recollection was helpful to you.
Deodorant for your language
I was first exposed to the tale of The Postman through the movie starring Kevin Costner and Will Patton - and I love that movie so much it inspired one of my tattoos. The book is VERY different, though of the same tone and with at least some of the early events similar if not identical. In particular, the point of becoming the Postman and the first time the costume is used in Pine View are almost identical, though from there the story diverges. Whereas the movie gave us a tale of a singular tyrannical Holnist - Will Patton's General Bethlehem - that is constantly right on the cusp of killing the Postman and everything he holds dear, the book is more of a tale of the Postman's travels and survival across Oregon. Both share that it isn't just the Postman's survival that is in peril, but that of the very concept of hope. And both ultimately share the tale of how that other most powerful force - love - is the strength that allows hope to survive. How each tells these tales, and the other points each makes along the way, are very, very different. But how the book - written over three decades ago - speaks to the modern political era is particularly prescient, and for that reason alone the book is well worth the 5 stars.
Alianyau
I've liked science fiction my whole life, and it's currently popular to do the whole post-collapse thing, but I always chuckle a little at the idea that one person (or even one small group) surviving with toilet paper intact and plenty of ammo somehow means victory over chaos. Civilization is a large group, cooperating for the benefit of all, and identifying with each other as "all of us, together". This book is about creating that, from the scattered pieces of post-collapse.
I wasn't a fan of the movie. I've seen Kevin Costner play the reluctant curmudgeon-hero just once too often. This book isn't the movie.
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