Armageddon 2419 AD

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  • Title: Armageddon 2419 AD
  • Author: Philip Francis Nowlan
  • ISBN: 9780586042991
  • Page: 494
  • Format: Paperback
  • Armageddon 2419 A.D tells the story of conquered America in the 25th century, ruled by the vicious Airlords of Han for the last 300 years, yet rising up in secret to wage a liberation war against their oppressors in the Han world empire This is the beginning of one of the greatest heroes to ever live, the immortal Buck Rogers Illustrated to enhance the reading experiencArmageddon 2419 A.D tells the story of conquered America in the 25th century, ruled by the vicious Airlords of Han for the last 300 years, yet rising up in secret to wage a liberation war against their oppressors in the Han world empire This is the beginning of one of the greatest heroes to ever live, the immortal Buck Rogers Illustrated to enhance the reading experience, this eBook collects Nowlan s first two novellas introducing Buck Rogers, Armageddon 2419 A.D and The Airlords of Han.

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      Used These Alternate Names Frank Phillips , Phil Nowlan , Philip F Nowlan Philip Francis Nowlan was an American science fiction author, best known as the creator of Buck Rogers

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    • OH GOOD GRIEF!!!!! Okay, in order. I read this book many, many, many years ago sometime in the 1970s. However the novella itself was written in 1928 so it's not like I was one of the first to read it or anything. That all said it's a good read.This is "basically" the proto-Buck Rogers. Buck has gone on to great fame in movies, TV and popular culture since this bookjust thought I'd mention it.Let me point out up front that it was (as I said) written in 1928, it's far from politically correct. The [...]

    • Philip Francis Nowlan’s novella Armageddon - 2419 A.D. appeared in the November 1928 issue of Amazing Stories and marked the first appearance in print of Buck Rogers, making it something of a pop culture landmark.In this and in a sequel published not long afterwards he wasn’t yet called Buck Rogers. He was Anthony Rogers. The character acquired the nickname Buck when he made the transition to a comic strip in 1929.If you’re only familiar with Buck Rogers through the 1939 movie serial (as I [...]

    • This book comes very close to being the futuristic adventure it's supposed to be, it's got a good portion of the recipe but the ingredient's that are missing are vital ones, so it fizzles. The odd thing is, much of what's missing is well represented in the Buck Rogers comic strips right from the beginning. Anthony Rogers survives World War 1 only to end up caved-in in a mine and preserved by gas for 500 years. We receive this information first person, but with so little emotional investment th [...]

    • This is actually the two original novellas, Armageddon 2419 A.D. and Airlords of the Han mashed together with a little accommodation for the modern reader (who apparently can't be relied on to know what "The Great War" meant to someone from 1927).Turner Classic Movies started showing episodes from the 1939 "Buck Rogers" serial (starring Buster Crabbe) a few weeks ago and I got so enthusiastic about watching that confection that I dug out the root of the material. They don't have much to do with [...]

    • The original Buck Rogers tale. Holds up about as well as contemporary pulp fiction because that's what it was. The science is pretty fantastic, but it's like Star Wars or Star Trek: who cares?A good read.

    • Before I go any further, yes, I've seen the short-lived BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25th CENTURY TV series's the way most of us in this age were introduced to the first science fiction hero. It was campy, bright, full of disco-era flash, and at every opportunity it couldn't take itself seriously. How else to explain how Gary Coleman from DIFF'RENT STROKES appeared in an episode as the kid leader of another planet? It was shameless novelty and a guilty pleasure I'm not ashamed to say I honestly enjoyed. B [...]

    • Cave fart gas expert Buck Rogers becomes trapped in some particularly hospitable--and apparently breathable--fart gas, that leaves him in suspended animation for about 500 years. In your face Steve Rogers! With tales this old, I listen in the way children once read Sunday funnies, hoping for the best while not expecting much. How is it a fart gas expert is so good at waging war on the Han, who have been at it for so long? You just have to let that stuff go and enjoy the author's enthusiasm. I'm [...]

    • I liked the premise of this, Anthony Rogers, a scientist from 1928 is investigating a radioactive gas in a mine shaft, when a cave in blocks him in and the gas somehow puts him into a sort of suspended animation, until 500 years later when an earthquake nearby causes the blockage to fall away and the fresh air revives him. He wanders around until he meets and saves a woman's life from people flying around and throwing bombs. The woman is Wilma Deering. From there he's drawn into a war against a [...]

    • This is a wild pulp fiction tale just full of inventions and patriotism. The characters don't really have any personality, but the surrounding 'world' makes up for it. It's old sci-fi, good for a few laughs, and a few head shakes. If you're looking for a quick diverting read, please let me recommend it.

    • Disappointing. I should cut it quite a bit of slack since it's nearly 90 years old, but stillI'd rather have spent the time re-watching some old episodes of the Buck Rogers TV series. Cheesy as they were, they were still more entertaining.

    • This is the story that introducted the character of Buck Rogers to the world.Before giving my review, I'd like to clarify a few details about the specific edition that I read. I read the 1962 Ace paperback edition of "Armageddon 2419 A.D." This edition contains both the 1928 novella of that title and Nowlan's 1929 sequel, "Airlords of Han"-- and it presents them as if they were a single novel (with sequential chapter titles), rather than distinguishing them as two separate tales. (That said, it' [...]

    • This book is racist and sexist. A man skips forward a few centuries into the future only to sleep with and marry the first woman he came across. From there he leads a war. That's it really. It is so obviously written by an American straight white man in the 1920s. I felt so uncomfortable reading this at times.

    • With my interest in classic adventure characters, it is a little weird that I hadn't bothered with this book sooner. Honestly, I'm ashamed of the reason . . . television. Before learning of this novel, my only real knowledge of Buck Rogers came from an old TV version that was so campy, I couldn't even get into it as a novelty. Of course, even then I knew that the character had already been a fixture in comic strips, which I never had the opportunity to read. Later, I learned that the character f [...]

    • As a child I loved the Buck Rogers TV series. But it's not something I've revisited at all and it had never even occurred to me that it might be (however loosely) based on something as old as Nowlan's stories about accidental American time traveler Anthony Rogers.Rogers (never referred to here as 'Buck') narrates his adventures almost five hundred years in the future after being trapped underground and preserved by "radioactive gas." Waking up, he finds the "yellow peril" (settle down there, Soc [...]

    • This novel is, considering its age and the expression of commonly held beliefs and prejudices of that era, a pretty well-written piece fiction that is still able to provide a fair amount of excitement and entertainment. Some of it reads like a throwback to Burroughs' John Carter who goes to sleep in a cave and awakes in a new world. Nowlan, however, tries a more scientific approach, instead of shrouding the narrative in mystical crap. As far as the quality of his "science", it is probably better [...]

    • Buck Rogers wakes up in the 25th century to an America ruled by the Han and existing on varied technologies

    • Librivox Prologue: I listened to this book off of the Librivox website. Librivox volunteers turn public domain books into audio books and make them freely available. This recording, like every recording I have listened to via Librivox, was superbly voiced. Buck Rogers Prologue: I randomly came across the fact that some consider this to be a “Buck Rogers” book even though the main character is Anthony Rogers. This caught my attention because the book made me think of the Buck Rogers story whi [...]

    • I knew that this was not the same Buck Rogers that we'd seen in the Buster Crabbe serials or the Glen A. Larson-produced TV show of the '70s. These stories were the very first featuring Anthony Rogers, sci-fi's own Rip Van Winkle, as he comes out of his radioactive gas-induced slumber to make sense of a world almost 500 years in his future. My guess is the Buck Rogers that we're familiar with was more the product of the retelling of the stories in the newspaper comic strips in the 1930s.There's [...]

    • The original Buck Rogers story is a little surprising. It is certainly a great example of pulp science fiction, and you can see why it might have inspired the comic strips and serials that came later. It’s entertaining in exactly the way you expect from pulp.What’s a little surprising is that, when we think of Buck Rogers, we think of spaceships and otherworldly adventures. There’s none of that here. And he’s not “Buck” — he’s “Tony”. He’s working with radioactive gas and i [...]

    • I quite accidentally found this book at Project Gutenberg, when I was searching for a place to buy the 'Buck Rogers in the 25th century' dvds.I had no idea this wonderful tv series was actually based on a 1920's story by Philip Francis Nowlan.As it turns out, the tv series doesn't have all that much in common with the original story. In the book, the hero is called Anthony Rogers, and he's a WW.I veteran. While investigating some unusual phenomena in a coal mine, Anthony Rogers gets trapped, and [...]

    • This is a strange book that at times seems to be calling for a race war between the US and China and at others a civil war between the US Left and Right. In the end, it tries to pass itself off as a pulpy account of a human rebellion against alien overlords. Along the way, it provides a deeply condescending depiction of women. It is actually an awful book, while still being remarkable for having spawned 90+ years of science fiction shlock - Buck Rogers.

    • I finished another book with no pictures!This book was the beginning of Buck Rogers, the prototype that led to his newspaper strips, which led to the radio show and then to a television show from just before my time, so I've seen very little. After a rather engaging first half, the book devolved into detailed descriptions of wars fought using made-up technologies. I enjoyed enough to try the other book, but I'm glad there are only two.

    • Excellent Vintage Science FictionA wonderful and foreshadowing story. It's amazing how stories like this from so long ago seem to have so much bearing on today, and where the future could be heading.Much different than the Buck Rogers I grew up with, but just as interesting, and definitely more believable and possible

    • This sat on my shelf for almost a year after picking it up at a yard sale. What a great novel! The tech described was way ahead of its time, really cool stuff. Excellent story, I'd definitely recommend it.

    • A poorly written and rather strange tale of 2419 written in 1928. The Han Dynasty has taken over North America and one man who was preserved by a strange feat of nature (seems to be a rather common theme) saves everyone. Basically.

    • You have to like it for what it isAnd it's a short story written in the style of early sci-fi. I liked it quite a bit more than I expected to.

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