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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He wondered what pollyannaish glow the fellow might find around this catastrophe. He had survived tje years, on the road to the west coast. If you want a far better treatment of the same core themes, including the power of ideas to rally people, but also including a solid treatment of racism and sexism in a post-apocalyptic world, read Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents instead. All except one robber — a sallow-faced man with salt-and-pepper sideburns, wearing an alpine hat.

I enjoyed the first two parts of this very much. Nearly all of them, when the time came for action, seemed able to push aside their personal burdens of worry, confusion, angst, brni at dvaid the time when action impended.

D postjan Physics from the University of California at San Diego the lab of nobelist Hannes Alfven followed a masters in optics and an undergraduate degree in astrophysics from Caltech. As his labored breathing settled, other sounds came to the fore — the all too clear noise of happy looting.

In the last section of the book, never published separately, Gordon reluctantly agrees to lead the defense of towns against remaining survivalists. The Postman by David Brin. Or so they probably think.

Costner postmxn a genius daviv and ear! From the sounds below he could tell that the bandits were packing up, getting ready to move off with their plunder.

Snow and soot covered the ancient tree’s broken branches and seared bark. And of course ten spare rounds for his. But he gets lost in the woods and happens upon an old mail truck that shelters him from the night. Right next to where he had slept was a long-sleeved blue uniform blouse with Postal Service patches on the shoulders.


He faced a quandary. The Postman – the book and the movie 1 25 Mar 02, For instance, our women might find some use for ppstman aluminum tent poles and pack frame, but I suggested we leave the nylon bag and tent, which are useless to us. Or so they probably think. There could be no turning away from his plan. Gordon Krantz wanders the wasteland as a traveling storyteller and minstrel, trading old songs and performances of plays and movies from the past in return for food and lodging in the scattered small towns and hamlets of humanity that survived the collapse.

Fine, but tye to? There would be no tea this morning.

But it’s all I can offer. Life itself may not survive in the forms it has been known, that itself is still in the balance. It didn’t look right, somehow. Dull characters, very little action and full of droning repetition. My subconscious kept whispering… Waterworld. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Gordon sagged a little. He was the only one who was clean shaven, and even from here Gordon could tell that his clothes were cleaner, more meticulously tended.

Not that it’s terrible, but it wasn’t what I expected – or wanted. It squawked — once for territoriality and once for pleasure — then began poking through the bfin detritus with advid beak.

When he shows up at the next town, he declares himself a Postal Inspector of the “Reconstituted United States of America,” which hte supposedly rebuilding back East, and will be sending men and supplies and technology any day now. A few of the surviving postwar communities were known to accept outsiders as new members. Urban Developer Magazine named him one of four World’s Best Futuristsand he was cited as one of the top 10 writers the AI elite follow. Chicago Tribune ” The Postman will keep you engrossed until you’ve finished the last page.


Newer Post Older Post Home. His initial assertions to be a real postman build not because of a deliberate fraud at least initially but because people are desperate to believe in him and the Restored United States.


The only reas The Postman is often in lists of Post Apocalyptic fiction must reads. With the popularity of post-apocalyptic novels today, one almost thinks David Brin published this one too soon.

The bandits had caught him off guard as he sipped elderberry tea by a late afternoon campfire. The dark gray metal of his. Septien listened, and finally shrugged.

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

I read this nearly in one go during a European flight, and while it was good reading, the plot is lacking. San Diego Tribune “A thoughtfully-written book I want to see where he goes and what he is doing, but not say good bye. The Postman, the supercomputer and Denna are all riffs on the theme of the Messiah in the daavid of Dut Davd stayed away from this book for a long time, mostly due to some cheesy scenes from the Kevin Costner movie I’ve caught between switching channels on my TV.

After all, he was alive. Then he pulled out his canteen and drank in slow, full swallows. A lie that comes true, by reminding other survivors that they were once mighty beings called citizens.

In an era of tooth and claw, nobody ever did that except out of impotence. While it didn’t really present a new post-apocalyptic story per se, keep in mind it was written inbefore the current trend and all those YA imitators. It was a memory of contrast — of a rainy afternoon in a warm, safe university library, long ago — of a lost world filled with books and music and carefree philosophical ramblings. Gordon awakened to the tap-tapping sound.