Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The original “Buck Rogers” story — Nowlan’s novella tells about America in the 25th century, conquered by Hans in A.D. and only now beginning to rebel. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Philip Francis Nowlan ( – ) was an American Buck Rogers: Armageddon A.D. by [Nowlan, Philip Francis].

Author: Mebar Kazraran
Country: Burkina Faso
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 3 June 2018
Pages: 421
PDF File Size: 16.25 Mb
ePub File Size: 10.45 Mb
ISBN: 349-1-29575-579-2
Downloads: 54709
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Fenritaxe

For reasons even I’m not sure of, I changed my mind and read it.

Armageddon 2419 AD

For more than three centuries your great, gleaming cities have been impregnable in all their arrogant visibility. One of the very first people he meets in the 25th century is of course Wilma Deering. I also was intrigued by the way Nowlan constructed the setting as an inverted account of the European conquest of the Americas.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This is a Buck Rogers before the advent of ax contemporary anti-heroes, overly thinky themes, or postmodern PC dilutions.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. But with the assistance of his fellow Wyomings, Rogers does ultimately effect an escape, as the book culminates with an all-out battle royale between the forces of Lo-Tan and several thousand desperate Americans Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

It is so obviously written by an American straight white man in the s. The story is, despite its preoccupation with war and racial conflict, surprisingly positive, especially in its future expectations of technical mastery.

One last note – I didn’t actually read it. Product details Ax Size: Wollheim into one paperback novel, titled Armageddon A.


Follow the Author

But if the action lacks dog fighting star ships and alien invaders, it still delivers lots of action delivered with considerable attention to realism especially in terms of military tacticssome romance, and more than a few neat sci-fi gadgets and weapons. The front of the story is a planetary discovery piece and the latter half is triumphs over sparsely detailed enemies. He finds rather too much radioactive gas, in fact so much that it puts him into a state of suspended animation for years.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. That section, for me, however, was pretty darn interesting, and at least understandable! Here the Mongolians are named but it’s implied that it’s a sort of “East Asian Co-prosperity Sphere” involving many countries who are the enemy.

The Return of the Han [Buck Rogers 3]. He also experiences a Han air raid, during which he manages to destroy one of the enemy ships. Get to Know Us. Customers who bought this item also bought.

In your face Steve Rogers! While investigating some unusual phenomena in a coal mine, Anthony Rogers gets trapped, and 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. In Wells’ novel, the United States is attacked by Imperial GermanyNew York is destroyed by the Germans, and though the Americans manage to fight off the German attack, they are then overwhelmed by enormous Sino-Japanese air fleets.

Cheesy as they were, they were still more entertaining. It does have women in combat but the only woman we see regularly in combat needs rescuing every time by the main character and, of course, falls for him and marries him. 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’s two novellas were unqualified successes back when, and it is easy to see why.


Thus, the 25th century Americans have devised two new synthetic elements, ultron and inertron, the latter of which makes possible the antigravity belts that Rogers and his cohorts wear. Write a customer review. The other half was used to energize the ‘B’ ionomagnetic coils, peculiarly wound affairs, whose magnetic fields constituted the only means of insulating and controlling the circuits of the three ‘powers.

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. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

: Buck Rogers: Armageddon A.D. eBook: Philip Francis Nowlan: Kindle Store

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

The bosses direct Wilma and Rogers to investigate the wreck. It’s always fun to take a character or story that I know well and go back to see where it all started. Rogers and his friends hurry to the bosses to report the incident and explain the method he has used when shooting the aircraft.

When he finally wakes up, Rogers manages to get out of the mine, but has no idea how much time has passed.