The Legion of Space

  • Title: The Legion of Space
  • Author: Jack Williamson
  • ISBN: 9780671466831
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Legion of Space Space LegionnairesThey were the greatest trio of swashbuckling adventurers ever to shop out to the stars There was giant Hal Samdu rocklike Jay Kalam and the incomparable shrewd and knavish Giles Hab
    Space LegionnairesThey were the greatest trio of swashbuckling adventurers ever to shop out to the stars There was giant Hal Samdu, rocklike Jay Kalam and the incomparable shrewd and knavish Giles Habibula.Here is there first thrilling adventure the peril packed attempt to rescue the most important person in the galaxy, keeper of the vital secret essential to humanity sSpace LegionnairesThey were the greatest trio of swashbuckling adventurers ever to shop out to the stars There was giant Hal Samdu, rocklike Jay Kalam and the incomparable shrewd and knavish Giles Habibula.Here is there first thrilling adventure the peril packed attempt to rescue the most important person in the galaxy, keeper of the vital secret essential to humanity s survival in the deadly struggle against the incredibly evil Medusae

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    About Jack Williamson


    1. John Stewart Williamson who wrote as Jack Williamson and occasionally under the pseudonym Will Stewart was a U.S writer often referred to as the Dean of Science Fiction.


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    1. "The Legion of Space," the opening salvo of a tetralogy that Jack Williamson wrote over a nearly 50-year period, was initially released as a six-part serial in the April-September 1934 issues of "Astounding Stories." (This was some years before the publication changed its name to "Astounding Science-Fiction," in March '38, and, with the guidance of newly ensconced editor John W. Campbell, Jr became the most influential magazine in sci-fi history.) It was ultimately given the hardcover novel trea [...]

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    2. Zowie!When the the last time you finished reading a book and said, "Zowie!"?I might have said it when I finished Jack Williamson's The Legion of Space had I been twelve years old and read it in 1934, the year it was first serialized in Astounding Stories. I might have uttered an appreciative "zowie" had I read it in book form in 1947, assuming, again, and this always seems to be the crucial bit, that I was around twelve years old. But I just read it in a book club edition published along with tw [...]

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    3. Yes, this book is indeed a blast. It's one of those hellzapoppin! pulp stories from before the "Golden Age" (according to Isaac Asimov that would be the 1940's) that appeared in Astounding Magazine in 1934. As with any science fiction story from this period, the science is a bit wonky (to say the least!) and mostly takes a backseat to adventure and thrills. And this book is no different. Practically every chapter is a cliffhanger as our heroes, four members of a solar system wide "police" force, [...]

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    4. This is a classic Science Fiction adventure story, the 1st novel by the Dean of Sci-Fi. Great fun for those who can place a work in its historical context.

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    5. ‘SPACE LEGIONNAIRESThey were the greatest trio of swashbuckling adventurers ever to ship out to the stars! There was giant Hal Samdu, rocklike Jay Kalam and the incomparably shrewd and knavish Giles Habibula.Here is their first thrilling adventure – the peril-packed attempt to rescue the most important person in the galaxy, keeper of the vital secret essential to Humanity’s survival in the deadly struggle against the incredibly evil Medusae.’Blurb from the 1983 Sphere paperback editionER [...]

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    6. -Paternidad putativa de muchas cosas.-Género. Ciencia-Ficción.Lo que nos cuenta. John Delmar, anciano con dilatada experiencia militar a sus espaldas en diferentes escenarios bélicos de finales del siglo XIX y comienzos del XX, dice saber la fecha y hora de su muerte y dice haber visto el futuro. Cuando muerte el día y a la hora que había predicho, su médico decide no destruir sus manuscritos y en cambio ponerlos a disposición de los lectores, manuscritos que cuentan las aventuras de John [...]

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    7. Warning: there are spoilers in the review belowLegion of Space is a space opera from the 40s. It's an entertaining read if you ignore some of the glaring items that challenge one's ability to suspend disbelief (something I usually save for movies). There are a number of instances when the author does not really seem to think through what he is writing compared to what happened or happens elsewhere in the story. Or with 'reality', as it were. For me it was more space fantasy than space opera. {sh [...]

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    8. 3,5/5Πρόκειται για ωραία ιστορία. Δεν μιλάμε για κάτι το απίστευτα ιδιαίτερο, αλλά υπάρχει αρκετή δράση, οι χαρακτήρες είναι συμπαθητικοί και το τέλος δεν σου αφήνει κάποιο κενό. Θα ήταν ωραίο να μαθαίναμε πως λειτουργεί το όπλο ΑΚΚΑ, αλλά ο συγγραφέας κρύβει επιδέξια με την ι [...]

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    9. Classic sci-fi, the swashbuckling adventure kind. Lots of suspension of disbelief, but plenty of fantastic settings and a bit of intrigue.

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    10. Old time space opera science fiction. As a small group of legionnaires saves the world and in fact saves humanity from the aliens

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    11. Jack Williamson's The Legion of Space is an interesting artifact the Golden Age of science fiction, copyrighted in 1935 and then tweaked after the war with its twentieth-century narrative frame now mentioning Pearl Harbor. It is definitely an acquired taste, though. If this novel were the work of a modern authorwell, the thing simply would not be publishable, as if Norman Spinrad's The Iron Dream, by Adolf Hitler had been stripped of irony and self-awareness; call that, at most, one star. From t [...]

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    12. "Η λεγεώνα του διαστήματος", εκδόσεις Λυχνάρι.Γραμμένο το 1934, αυτό το Space Opera μυθιστόρημα επιστημονικής φαντασίας δείχνει αρκετά τα χρονάκια του και μπορεί να θεωρηθεί παλιομοδίτικο ή "χαζό" και μπορεί τα διάφορα επιστημονικά στοιχεία (αποστάσεις μεταξύ πλανητών, διάφορα με [...]

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    13. This is such a great, old school romp through space. The writing style has certainly aged, and it's obvious that the original format was a more serialized version. However this didn't dull my enjoyment of the novel, with the characters totally winning me over. Calm, tactically minded Jay Kalam, and wine / gourmet food loving Giles Habibula completely had me captivated. Whilst the character of John Star himself is a little lacking, I can forgive this, as it allows for the immersion of yourself in [...]

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    14. This book was written in 1935, and it is pure pulp.If you're a SciFi fan who is looking for an attempt at serious Science Fiction, then this isn't your book. If you want to read about giant gelatinous creatures with four eyes and dragonflies with a 30 foot wingspan, then read away! If you believe it's possible that a red dust could cover our solar system and make us all crazy, then this is the novel for you! I think this book falls under the category of space opera.It's got all the crazy differe [...]

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    15. I found this book on archive, and thought I'd give it a shot. It's a really fun, quick read! It's a bit on the juvenile side, but still very entertaining. It's amazing that the protagonists made it through the adventure considering all the hardships they had to go through. It reads a lot like an expanded pulp magazine story, which may be what it was. Worth a quick read! And it gave me some ideas!

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    16. Classica space-opera fatta di tanta azione, mostri dello spazio e la classica bella da salvare. Molte situazioni sono francamente irreali e ridicole, però il romanzo in qualche modo appassiona e, prima ancora di aver letto altri commenti su , ci ho ritrovato alcune situazioni di Guerre Stellari (la fuga dal palazzo di Porpora soprattutto).

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    17. Old-fashioned but enjoyable space opera in the Flash Gordon sense. This book reads like a black and white serial, with stock characters, cliff hangers and various acts of derring-do. Fun but forgettable. If I'd read this at age 12 I'm sure it would be a favorite.

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    18. Boring space opera. Cliche in every way; no redeeming qualities.

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    19. Pure adventure as it used to be. If you are interested in self less heroes, beautiful maidens, horrible monster bent on conquering Earth, impossible tasks, and last minute saves, this is it!!

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    20. Fantastic SiFi from one of the early masters. Follow the adventures of 3 members of the legion. Highly recommended!

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    21. Space opera clásica, algo adolescente, pero buena.

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    22. I recently read Legion of Space by Jack Williamson. I liked the style of story it is, but not the story itself. There are some likable bits, but overall it was not a good story.

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    23. 1975 no gradeSeries book L1

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    24. Non-stop action.

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    25. Book 1 of the Legion of Space series

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    26. 4 stars from Sandy: fantasyliterature/revi

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    27. Wow, this book was published in 1947 and it still kicks butt! Better than a lot of the new stuff out there.

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