Title: The Postman
Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group, New York
Publication Date: 1985
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition, First Printing
In a clear protective mylar cover. David Brin's excellent novel, winner of the John W. Campbell Award and also a Hugo and Nebula Award Nominee, is about a man who became a legend in the living hell of post-apocalyptic Earth through his beliefs and his strength of his conviction. Basis of the not-well received movie starring Kevin Costner. Light wear to tail of spine, chipping/wear to spine ends of dj, small short-closed tear/crease to bottom edge of rear flap. Bookseller Inventory # 1000652
Synopsis: This is the story of a lie that became the most powerful kind of truth. A timeless novel as urgently compelling as War Day or Alas, Babylon, David Brin's The Postman is the dramatically moving saga of a man who rekindled the spirit of America through the power of a dream, from a modern master of science fiction.
He was a survivor--a wanderer who traded tales for food and shelter in the dark and savage aftermath of a devastating war. Fate touches him one chill winter's day when he borrows the jacket of a long-dead postal worker to protect himself from the cold. The old, worn uniform still has power as a symbol of hope, and with it he begins to weave his greatest tale, of a nation on the road to recovery.
From the Paperback edition.
Review: Gordon Krantz survived the Doomwar only to spend years crossing a post-apocalypse United States looking for something or someone he could believe in again. Ironically, when he's inadvertently forced to assume the made-up role of a "Restored United States" postal inspector, he becomes the very thing he's been seeking: a symbol of hope and rebirth for a desperate nation. Gordon goes through the motions of establishing a new postal route in the Pacific Northwest, uniting secluded towns and enclaves that are starved for communication with the rest of the world. And even though inside he feels like a fraud, eventually he will have to stand up for the new society he's helping to build or see it destroyed by fanatic survivalists. This classic reprint is not one of David Brin's best books, but the moving story he presents overcomes mediocre writing and contrived plots.
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