A mercenary, a galactic traveller, a survivor: Earl Dumarest is tired and wants to go home. But in a decadent universe where life is cheap and starflight precious. Dumarest of Terra (The Dumarest Saga in the UK) is a series of 33 science-fiction novels written by Edwin Charles Tubb between and They are the. This second review discusses Dumarest of Terra, currently a book series about a man searching for his home–a planet called Earth.

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It kept them under. So whoopee-do, why does this matter to you. Retrieved from ” https: But lo and behold, some kind soul of a publisher released them all as cheap ebooks! The Hausia is a network of information brokers who operate on most worlds that engage in interstellar commerce. I suggest you leave here. He contributed heavily to Authentic Science Fiction editing the magazine for nearly two years, from February until it folded in October To be honest this is a weakness in the logic of the story line but I am hopeful that by the time I reach book 33 it will be resolved.

The settlers on these worlds must adapt to the local conditions and, out of necessity exploit them to prosper and in some cases just to endure. Alien insects and small animals appear to have rudimentary powers to alert each other to danger. Rare is the woman who survives at the end of the tale.

The Dune sequels lack the mysticism and tone of the original Frank Herbert books. This page was last edited on 16 Aprilat No fluff just sharp dialog and cracking action that propels the extremely well devised plot to its conclusion. The writing is way too formulaic. This book introduces you to the major players in the series, and sets up lots of, um, cultural things that are repeatedly encountered in later books.


As they age, they spend more and more of trrra lives in self-contained stasis chambers caskets – the oldest only awakening for short periods every few decades, to prolong their lifespan until The Event occurs. Dec 30, Rob Thompson rated it really liked it Shelves: I guessed either the Moon or Earth was the home of the Cyclan.

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I have registered a web address — http: Which is kind of the point of this novel. Dumarest, the hero of the story, is every bit your stereotypical masculine hero. Then he gave a slight gesture by way of apology, and sat back down. He wore a medallion on a leather thong made of etched bone that marked him down as a friend of the Free Tribes.

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Too bad you aren’t rich. Its monks are spread throughout many worlds as are the Cyclan, the two being arch-enemies – which does not make the Church Dumarest’s ally, but in some instances they support each other.

It was reported that author Tubb died in October I came across a thriving bunch of fans here in Japan. He certainly did live a long and, I hope, fulfilled life. It was a hard journey across the Irdian Ocean, a place of monsters lf tentacled horrors.

There were also dried and tinned foods, maps, compasses and even a few luxuries for those who lived nearby in the sheltered valley. As we soon learn the Cyclan community is behind the effort dumsrest discredit the concept of a “home’ planet of mankind.

Interestingly the issue of just “how” the ship travels between the vast distanced between inhabited planetary systems is not discussed. I find this aspect of his character very commendable and interesting in the furtherance of the story line. But it also warmed him, and he felt the aches of cold in his bones easing, and also the tensions and stresses of the last few months.


Thousands of years in the future, humankind had spread throughout the galaxy, settling thousands of worlds. He carried a large pack laden with furs, and Conos felt a surge of excitement at the chance to buy and sell, for he was struggling to survive these days. For the Dumarest novels I have seen the most interest for the final dumarwst and the first 7 or so.

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It is unlikely these books will be reprinted any time soon, if ever. Dumarest is a seasoned fighter with lightning responses, working his passage around a galaxy of thousands of dumarestt, attempting to return to the planet he ran away from as a child: Dear George, You might be interested to learn that I have just sold a film and TV series option on all 33 Dumarest novels.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The majority of the planetary population is usually exploited to support the ruling clique. The organisation is simply too large for any one man, or band of men, to fight. Return to Book Page.

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