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Elsewhere I have set down, for whatever interest they have in this, the 25th Century, my personal recollections of the 20th Century. Now it occurs to me that my memoirs of the 25th Century may have an equal interest years from now—particularly in view of that unique perspective from which I have seen the 25th Century, entering it as I did, in one leap across a gap of years. This statement requires elucidation. There are still many in the world who are not familiar with my unique experience. Five centuries from now there may be many more, especially if civilization is fated to endure any worse convulsions than those which have occurred between A. I should state therefore, that I, Anthony Rogers, am, so far as I know, the only man alive whose normal span of eighty-one years of life has been spread over a period of years.

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Dec 30, Charles rated it liked it This book, is the original Buck Rodgers story. Later incarnations of Buck Rodgers popularized swashbuckling, space operas in the s. However, this is the original time travel genre story. In it, a 20th Century, American, WWI veteran is transported years into an Earth-bound, dystopian future through suspended animation.

I kid you not about the Chinese. From a historical standpoint, this is an early example of the genre. I found the authenticity of the period narration, the Phlebotinum , and its anthropological whiteness to make this story an entertaining read.

This book is a compilation of two 2 novellas, Armageddon A. The stories are more than ninety 90 years old. The combined stories were published together in paperback for the first time in The "seam" between the two sections is noticeable.

There was no attempt to homogenize the two parts. This book was short. My copy was about pages. The separate stories are also in the public domain.

Free copies are available on Project Gutenberg. In the story he addresses the issues of: industrialization, urbanization, immigration, and political corruption during the economic prosperity and rapid cultural change of The Roaring Twenties. Sound familiar? In particular the then current psycho-cultural, belief in the Yellow Peril is a major plot element.

For example, none of the characters consume alcohol. Also unlike contemporary historical fiction there is an unapologetic Values Dissonance. Prose was a mixed bag. Dialog was better than descriptive prose. I thought the Armageddon A. In general, the dialog was too melodramatic by contemporary standards. No hair, eye color or complexion are noted.

On the other hand the futuristic small arms were described in minute detail. I received the greatest enjoyment from the expository passages. The technical obfuscation was particularly endearing, but I found the casual racism to also be interesting.

It never occurred to me that there might be an American Race? There are no profanities or vulgarities used. Violence is moderate, but not graphic. In general, this might be considered a YA read. Characters are limited and quiet simple.

Frankly, none of the characters receive a lot of work. Tony Rodgers is the protagonist. He has skills that have been lost to society during his period of suspension. Wilma Deering is his Action Girl and love interest. There are a number supporting American characters. In the first section, there are no individual Han characters, the antagonists are just the Yellow Peril in-general. In the second section, a few get named.

Hans named and unnamed are all highly likely to be killed. The story is written in a semi-epistolary form. Plot has Rodgers transported years into the future through an amazing feat of suspended animation.

The world is under the hegemony of the oriental [sic] Han. The Han are rumored to have bred with space aliens to acquire the technology that allowed them to conquer the world. Rodgers finds Deering and the American underground. The Americans are living in a completely reforested North America disbursed and hidden. They have a completely underground, industrial infrastructure and an advance technology. Oddly, there are no children or old folks mentioned in American life.

Meanwhile, the Han think the Americans are near-extinct primitives. Rodgers has skills that have been lost to Americans during his period of suspension, mostly what he learned fighting in WWI.

That turns him into a heroic, leader of the uprising which just happens to start when he arrives. As an adventure, a modern reader has seen this tale many times. There are numerous plot holes, discontinuities and many pages of needless exposition that adversely effect the pacing. This story would never be commercially published today. World building remains one of the more interesting parts of this story. The anthropological whiteness of the story is appalling, but historically interesting.

There were no Americans of colour years in the future. I suspect the author was a closet Socialist. Plot devices that involve technology, were either inspired for or sheer gobbledygook. The high-tech soldiers of both sides carry swords and knives as well as having ray guns or recoilless, automatic pistols with explosive rounds. Anti-gravity is an example. The author also had some problems with his "speeds and feeds".

For example, ultro or Concentro Power Bars tm. Today, it would be called ultra or Concentra by Marketing. The popular impression is that Buck Rodgers is a space opera. It eventually became one. However, the Buck Rodgers origin story is a very different dystopian future story.

It was more like a PG-rated, military science fiction, version of the conflict in Kosovo than a Star Wars-like space opera. I enjoyed reading this book. It was short, had airships, gun-play and swordplay.

A suspension of belief akin to reading steampunk was needed to appreciate it. The prose, particularly the descriptions were interesting to read despite their faults.

Unfortunately, in places I found the social commentary disturbing to my modern sensibilities. In summary, this was an interesting read, if you have a historical interest in pre-modern science fiction.

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Dec 30, Charles rated it liked it This book, is the original Buck Rodgers story. Later incarnations of Buck Rodgers popularized swashbuckling, space operas in the s. However, this is the original time travel genre story. In it, a 20th Century, American, WWI veteran is transported years into an Earth-bound, dystopian future through suspended animation. I kid you not about the Chinese. From a historical standpoint, this is an early example of the genre.

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You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www. By Philip Francis Nowlan Foreword lsewhere I have set down, for whatever interest they have in this, the 25th Century, my personal recollections of the 20th Century. Now it occurs to me that my memoirs of the 25th Century may have an equal interest years from now—particularly in view of that unique perspective from which I have seen the 25th Century, entering it as I did, in one leap across a gap of years. This statement requires elucidation. There are still many in the world who are not familiar with my unique experience. Five centuries from now there may be many more, especially if civilization is fated to endure any worse convulsions than those which have occurred between A. I should state therefore, that I, Anthony Rogers, am, so far as I know, the only man alive whose normal span of eighty-one years of life has been spread over a period of years.

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Although the US won the war, both sides were devastated by the conflict. Taking advantage of the chaos that followed, the "Russian Soviets" Soviet Union joined forces with the " Mongolians " to take over Europe. The US collapsed economically and stagnated while the "Mongolians" turned against the Russians and defeated them as part of their campaign of world conquest. American efforts to avoid war with the "Mongolians" failed, and in AD, the latter attacked the US using fleets of airships armed with disintegrator rays. They attacked from the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and down from Canada. After conquering the US and Canada, these "Airlords of Han" ruled North America as a province of the world empire, from 15 great cities they established across the continent. Ultron, in turn, is an "absolutely invisible and non-reflective solid of great molecular density and moderate elasticity, which has the property of being percent conductive to those pulsations known as light, electricity and heat.

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