The 27th Day

The th Day Novel description Five Earthlings selected apparently at random by aliens are each given the power to wipe out the human species After days the power will evaporate be gone forever It s still th

  • Title: The 27th Day
  • Author: John Mantley
  • ISBN: 9780449192092
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Paperback
  • Novel description Five Earthlings, selected apparently at random by aliens, are each given the power to wipe out the human species After 27 days, the power will evaporate be gone forever It s still the height of the Cold War What would you do
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    751 Comment

    • A.M. says:

      The book I own is not much to look at it: it’s a 1961 1st Four Square copy, with the binding held together by tape and the pages yellowed with age. But good fiction knows no age, and I devoured this in one day.I picked this book up as I was heading out to work this morning and paused, flipping through it quickly to decide whether or not to take it along with me. I opened it to a random page — page 78 out of 192 — and skimmed to get a sense of the style of book. (Yes, sacrilegious I know, w [...]

    • Erik Graff says:

      This rather dated science fiction novel would be appropriate reading for sociologists and cultural anthropologists studying the cold war and its mentality in popular American culture. Made into a movie in 1957, the portrayals of the American, British, German, Russian and Chinese protagonists offers some insight into the mentality of the era.

    • Kevin says:

      After watching the eponymous sci fi movie, I tracked down and read the book. The story is interesting and quite compelling, with the film following the story fairly closely. 5 random people from around the northern hemisphere are taken onto an alien spacecraft. They are each given a box containing 3 capsule, by which they can destroy 1000-mile areas with each capsule. They are given 27 days to decide whether or not to use the capsules. As the conundrum may sound simple, the complications are in [...]

    • KathyPetersen says:

      Yet another book from my youth and another one that has held up reasonably well. I searched for The 27th Day before I bought it used from , and I was not disappointed. However, The 27th Day is certainly a product of its time (publication in 1956). Here is the Cold War at its coldest, with evil Russians (but not all of them), a lovable absent-minded professor, chaste or at any rate refreshingly private lovers, and a utopian finale. Take it for what it is and where it came from, and The 27th Day i [...]

    • Ben says:

      A great idea, not particularly well written. This story is one of those rare cases where the film was better.

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