Chill winds still blew. Dusty snow fell. But the ancient sea was in no hurry. The Earth had spun six thousand times since flames blossomed and cities died. Now . THE POSTMAN is a best-selling and award-winning dystopian novel that was the core basis for a motion picture of the same name, directed by and. This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth. A timeless novel as urgently compelling as War Day or Alas, Babylon.

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Lying still, Gordon felt a sad poignancy — something like cavid. Its it just luck so far, that has kept us from living in the apocalyptic future that this story takes place in? Only the Ocean, timeless and obstinate, resistant to change, really mattered. His bow might someday prove useful, should he live long enough to learn to use it.

SinceDavid Brin has maintained a blog about science, technology, science fiction, books, and the future — themes his science fiction and nonfiction writings continue to explore. He looked around for a shady spot with soft earth to dig in, and a view.

A steep ravine opened up the forest just ahead. Kinda liked it, in fact. There’s hope here as well. Save yourself the trouble before reading; rip out the last half of the book and burn it.


I enjoyed it minus a few eye rolls enough to say I liked it and give it three stars. Rumor had it that the West Coast had been spared the worst of the fallout, suffering more, instead, from plagues wind-borne from Asia.

Something was wrong, here. I’ve read other books by David Brin, some I’ve liked some The movie is pointless and stupid, a Costner take on Mad Max. But he gets lost in the woods and happens upon an old mail truck that shelters him from the night. Two gunshots had followed him, and that was all.

Gordon had been ready, today, to kill and to be killed. Taking shelter in a long-abandoned postal van, he finds a sack of mail and takes it to a nearby community to barter for food and shelter. To the left, another window.

But Gordon’s mind didn’t seem to work that way. From brln first instant, as they charged up the trail straight at him, it had been clear that the hot-faced men would as soon kill Gordon as look posttman him. Scrawny seemed to wake up to his exposed position and hurried to join his comrades behind the undergrowth.

Race fares somewhat better only in that The Postman is firmly in the “pick some characters at random and color them black without changing their behavior” camp, which for SF readers is unlikely to provoke much more than a long-suffering sigh.


Could he try to rob a cabin filled with armed men? That was not his plan, however.

CONTRARY BRIN: Exactly two decades ago, The Postman tried to deliver

Gordon sagged a little. Briin 19, Nikki rated it liked it Shelves: Trivia About The Postman. Return to Book Page. In his right arm he cradled the pump shotgun Gordon had carried all the way from Montana.

They already had all his goods, anyway. Mass Market Paperbackpages.

Postman, I’m going to give you as close to a decent burial as I can manage with my bare hands. And the Ocean breathed a sigh of winter.

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He would never find the bandits’ roost now, having followed a false clue so far into a pitch dark wilderness. But what were his chances of arranging an exchange and getting out alive? At the same time, he is fallible, and davjd he lets us down. Back when it came out, I had just started my job working for the post office as a mail carrier, and all postal employees were given postkan tickets to see the movie opening weekend.

Blue flames burst forth. Oh grow up, please! Only a blowhard states the obvious.