David Gerrold - Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (Award 1973)
blurb; THE CITY OF THE APES It was a quiet, peaceful city. It was a city ruled by apes and served by men. It was a city unaware of an angry band of vicious gorillas anxious to revolt and an insane cadre of mutated humans hungry to kill. It was a city on the brink of an horrendous destruction that had happened once — and was suddenly, inexorably, happening again.... THE APES ARE BACK IN A NEW SHOCKER FROM TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX
PARENTAL GUIDANCE : May not be suitable for pre-teenagers
haven't read it yet, but i figured there ought to be a thread in the Planet Of the Apes saga, so please don't hold back.
Happy Birthday, Craig! not being much cop on SF or fantasy, i wasn't sure what to post so it was either going to be this or a new GOR thread!
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.
The Apes movies were great...but...Marvel comics Planet of the Apes series took the original idea and ran with it and produced some of the best stories Marvel ever printed.
This was back in the day when the comic art made people look like people and not cardboard cutouts made of straight lines and jagged edges. (A common look in todays Marvel comics.)
The Marvel Apes series used to run about five or so episodes set in different time periods and locations.
I don't have any of them these days, left a lot of printed materail behind when we came to Sydney back in 76. Probably worth a small fortune now, as Marvel has never re-printed a lot of their older comics.
A new thread on Gor? Oh yeah! Go for it. In terms of actual world building and characters and writing style the Gor series is possibly the best of all the sword and planet books. As I've said before it's just a damn shame that John Lange/Norman went down that women subjugated/enslaved path. He could have been THE author of sword and planet speculative fiction otherwise. His writing is very elegant and his descriptions of places and scenery second to none.