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by Tom Godwin

  • ISBN: 0554394235
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Tom Godwin
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BiblioLife (August 18, 2008)
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • FB2 size: 1294 kb
  • EPUB size: 1615 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 633
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LibriVox recording of Space Prison, by Tom Godwin. Then it broke through the clouds, tall and black and beautifully deadly - the Gern battle cruiser, come to seek them out and destroy them. Humbolt dropped inside the stockade, exulting. For two hundred years his people had been waiting for the chance to fight the mighty Gern Empire. with bows and arrows against blasters and bombs! (Summary from the Gutenberg text).

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. It was later published in 1960 under the title Space Prison

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The science fiction novel by author Tom Godwin was first published in 1958 under the title The Survivors. It was later published in 1960 under the title Space Prison. The novel is an expansion of Godwin's story Too Soon to Die which first appeared in the magazine Venture. A ship heading from Earth to Athena.

For seven weeks the Constellation had been plunging through hyperspace with her eight thousand colonists; fleeing like a hunted thing with her communicators silenced and her drives moaning and thundering. Continue reading book . Stream audiobook and download chapters.

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Reviews about Space Prison (7):
This book is an interesting adaptation of survival of the fittest. Being deposited on a different world and having to adapt or die has made the humans a much greater adversary for the Gern. What was originally meant to be subjugation or death has turned into a victory for those who could adapt and did adapt. The human spirit lives on in this strange new universe. An interesting read.
Throw her heart
Worth reading! This book tends to gloss over specific events and characters by necessity, because it spans 200 years, so it can feel a little shallow. But the story is a worthwhile one for showing the idea of a culture totally dedicated to survival and to a single long-term goal. This doesn't have the depth of a Heinlein story like the similar "Tunnel In the Sky", but it's an adventure with plenty of struggle (with a ridiculously hostile environment) and a satisfying ending.
I've read this book at least 5 times and parts of it a dozen or so times. --The story never gets old. The human spirit can't be crushed.--This is about war, conquering and leadership (vision) in a setting and time-frame that will leave you humbled at the humanity of the people stranded on this hostile planet. As usual, great stories have reference to life today. War has its place. Sometimes it can't be avoided. War for the purpose of conquering and enslaving should meet a bad end (but often does not); whereas with the purpose being to liberate and set free the natural human spirit, war can ultimately be a good thing. A terrible dilemma, is it not? This is a great story of people who just wanted to live free but had to survive beyond normal circumstances... then rise up in order to change the future... not just for themselves, but for all humanity.
This story reminds me of Avatar but in its own unique way. Several hundred years of adaption and the conquering of the land and animals in the best way possible. The names were carried on in generations which was nice, reminding the reader of the original people. I liked the story, actually thought it was number one in a series and was somewhat disappointed when the end came in sight. If you're into this type of book you won't be upset to get it.
Overall, this was a very entertaining book, and when I was finished with it, checked to see if there was a sequel (there isn't); so I would definitely recommend it. It's original title, "The Survivors", describes the book well. It follows a group of people who are stranded on an uninhabited but hostile planet. Over several generations, they have to adapt to their environment in order to survive.

The book does a great job of portraying the feelings of helplessness and despair the people feel in the beginning, and how that changes to acceptance and survival, and ultimately to confidence and mastery. The challenges are interesting and come from both the environment and from the people themselves. The challenges are varied enough that the book stays fresh throughout.

The beginning and especially the end almost feel like afterthoughts. This doesn't detract too much from the excellent middle part, but it's definitely jarring how quickly things get resolved in the end. You also definitely need to suspend your disbelief to an extent while you're reading, since some of the events are fairly incredible, e.g. the speed with which they adapt to the environment. In addition, because the story spans multiple generations, it makes it more difficult to identify with the characters.

Altogether though, none of these flaws ruins what was a very enjoyable read that left me wanting more.
from earth
This was my first Kindle ebook purchase. The sample got me hooked so I just had to know how the Rejects fared after being dumped on Ragnarok by the Gerns. This is light reading. The story zooms out to generational views as a band of humans try to make their new world home while trying desperately to find a way off it. It zooms in periodically so that we can meet each generation as the humans evolved and develop with their surroundings. It's almost like watching technology-minded cavemen, which is exactly what these people are, without the tools at hand to pass to provide basic shelter, let alone educate the next generation.

Space Prison isn't "hard core" Sci-Fi. It's part adventure, part epic. It's a relatively quick read, the end is never really in any doubt, but it's also a "feel good" story. At the price...? Well, can't really complain about that, can we?
This book was instantly engaging and moved very quickly. There was never a dull moment or slow point. The book isn't broken into traditional chapters, as it wouldn't suit the story which occurs mostly in one large setting; rather, it's subdivided into four parts with logical break points for readers to catch their breath.

The book's climax had my heart pounding, and the ending was pleasantly satisfying, not a teaser. I'm now searching for more from this author. (It's also the first Kindle book in which I noticed not a single typo, which has always been a turnoff to me, albeit minor.)

This was probably THE most enjoyable read in the 6+ months I've owned a Kindle. I really wish someone would invest appropriately to produce a major motion picture out of this book.
This book was my introduction to science fiction.

Before I was capable of reading a book like this, I sat on my father's lap and he read the story to me, a few pages at a time before I went to bed. I think he probably simplified a few things, and avoided/replaced the big words, but I clearly remember the story.

I don't know what happened to our rather dog-eared copy of the book.
I remember my younger brother having it, then I think my sister's son had it.

The science is a little soft, it goes through characters pretty quickly by modern standards and it shows its age in places, but its still a classic that everyone should read.

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