: Enemy Mine (): Barry Longyear: Books. Enemy Mine and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Hugo, Nebula, and Campbell Award winner, Barry Enemy Mine – Kindle edition by Barry B. Longyear. Download it once. Enemy Mine–The Nebula and Hugo Award winner that inspired the 20th Century Fox motion picture starring Dennis Quaid and Lou Gossett, Jr. The story of a.

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On the bad side, narration feels rushed very often – from enemies to romantic cuddling in just a few sentences, the dying of alien Jeriba “Jerry” Shigan, and Davidge’s investigation on Dracs’ planet Checks: You believe in the characters and the ever strengthening relationships. On the bad side, narration feels rushed very often – from enemies to romantic cuddling in just a few sentences, the dying of alien Jeriba “Jerry” Shigan, and Davidge’s investigation on Dracs’ planet to search for Jeriba’s child.

This style of ending was popular for a while in the 60s and 70s, although it was basically just a rather heavy-handed way of underscoring the horrors of war. Aug 29, Einar Nielsen rated it really liked it.

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Missing are subtle details which would draw deeper empathy, and in turn make the relationships more realistic.

I skimmed the novelization tonight. I happened to have watched the movie first, but I loved the book. The alien Dracs are not that alien. Enemy Mine It was a guess, and since the script writer borrowed the slave-mine from Robinson Crusoe on Mars and stuck it in the movie, probably an accurate guess.

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I think a pregnant Lee Marvin would have been better. Whether friendship born of loneliness can trump learned hatred is a question at the heart of this wise, exciting and often very funny science fiction story. First I’ve heard of that. View all 6 comments. One of those old school scifi’s where it is all about the story and the ending is just something that is used in two pages to give you posture, regardless of how unlikely it is.

It never even occurred to me that the ending was set in a mine! This is one of my favorites, warts and all.

Jan 22, Sarah rated it it was amazing. The plot of lpngyear having to work together to survive is older than that movie. If you’ve seen the mie, you do not know the real story, you have not read the book. I found both the movie version and the novella equally strong and can’t say which one I’d prefer. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Other books in the series. One good sample of book turned into a film where both are good.

Getting to follow Davidge as he exchanges language and culture with a former enemy is enem awesome and moving experience. You sure someone isn’t pulling your leg? I prefer science fiction with a human side, though space battles can be fun too. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.

Two enemies crash land on a meteor-ish small planet. Sweeping the major American novella awards, Barry B. Longyear Booklist Barry B.

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Sep 30, Kally rated it it was amazing Shelves: For those who like this genre? But where Longyear falls a little short is in style. At the same time, the alert clarity and genre cunning of Longyear’s best work seem potentially available to him, and may surface again.