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The Postman by David Brin

This month, we have a classic that we have not covered yet! The Postman by David Brin written in 1985 and on which the Kevin Costner film of the same name was loosely based.

Here's the blurb:

"The Postman (1985), is a post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by David Brin. A drifter stumbles across the uniform of an old United States Postal Service letter carrier and with empty promises of aid from the "Restored United States of America," gives hope to a community threatened by local warlords. The first two parts were published separately as "The Postman" (1982) and "Cyclops" (1984). Both were nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novella. The completed novel was awarded first prize in the John W. Campbell Award's for the best science fiction novel of the year in 1986, and won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel that same year. It was also nominated for Hugo and Nebula awards for best novel.

In 1997, a film adaptation starring Kevin Costner was made of the novel."

If you want to buy the book from amazon, click here - The Postman

You can also click here for the Kindle edition, The Postman

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  • Leila

    For those of you who asked, here are the links to:

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    and our reading list history:
    http://post-apocalypticbookclub.co.uk/reading-list/

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Leila

    A busier than usual meetup but still lots of fun. It was really good to hear what everyone thought of this obviously flawed book. Really great to see the new faces too. Lovely to meet you all. No surprises that this book scored an average of 5.64 out of 10.

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • terence f.

    Many opinions expressed and supported between friendly and knowledgeable companions

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Jennifer

    sorry I didn't make this one (a work leaving lunch turned into a slightly messy evening!), especially as I actually quite liked this book! see you next time

    July 30, 2013

  • Leila

    July 30, 2013

  • Leila

    Today's questions will come courtesy of the David Brin website! Should be interesting...

    July 30, 2013

  • Oskar

    Life has suddenly become very hectic.

    July 24, 2013

  • vanessa

    I tried watching the film for this after I read the book. I only made it 10 min before I shut it off. Am I wrong or is the movie like the chipmunks version of the book?

    July 24, 2013

  • Leila

    Hey guys, just a gentle reminder to update your RSVPs if you can no longer make the event. This is a popular one so would like to be as sure as possible on numbers so we have enough chairs.

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • Lucy B.

    Haven't even started this yet - damn you Moby Dick! - so will skip and start Oryx and Crake for the Vintage meet up

    1 · July 23, 2013

  • James B

    This will be my first, am looking forward to it.

    July 23, 2013

  • Richard T.

    Hey,

    It would be my first advent with the group but if you will have me I would very much like to come along :-)

    1 · July 14, 2013

    • Burhan A.

      Please do. Glad to have you on board.

      1 · July 14, 2013

    • Leila

      Burhan, you beat me to it :) Richard, it will be lovely to have you along. Looking forward to meeting you in a couple of weeks.

      1 · July 15, 2013

  • Jason P.

    One of the few movies I've ever turned off mid-way. Looking forward to the book!

    2 · May 7, 2013

    • Richard T.

      The movie wasn't that bad. So corny moments but wasn't that bad

      July 14, 2013

  • David B.

    It's a maybe.

    May 7, 2013

    • David B.

      In fact, it's a no - there is no way I can get back from Gothenburg in time. As always I have the book, so I'll let you know what I think.

      July 2, 2013

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