A mercenary, a galactic traveller, a survivor: Earl Dumarest is tired and wants to go home. But in a decadent universe where life is cheap and starflight precious. Dumarest of Terra (The Dumarest Saga in the UK) is a series of 33 science-fiction novels written by Edwin Charles Tubb between and They are the. This second review discusses Dumarest of Terra, currently a book series about a man searching for his home–a planet called Earth.

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I can honestly say this was the first science fiction book in many years I could not put down and read it in a day. The dialogues du,arest women are enough to make one cringe.

The others, to be honest, are mostly ignored by the Cyclan, and much of Earth is a place of wilderness or wasteland. But it is not really a sequel. The tall one had a holstered handgun, a sign of rank, the other was a fat man who sported a machete in a holster slung across his back. Kevros reacted quickly and had drawn his gun but before he could aim it properly Dumarest had already thrown his knife across twenty feet of earth.

This article consists almost entirely of a plot summary. If I remember rightly, Web Of Sand also contains variable spellings. Alien insects and small animals appear to have rudimentary powers to alert each other to danger.

Well, here we go. There were two problems: Dumarest did not book passage to Gath but the ship was diverted to satisfy the needs of the wealthy Matriarch of Kund. It was Kelarnim calling with an urgent note, and they went to the door and saw a raft heading their way up to them from Twisted Valley. Tubb has written 33 books in the Dumarest series over the period – In his early days, young Earl stowed away on a cargo ship from Earth.


What would these have been? He just tell people he is looking for Earth terfa wants to return there no matter what. Let the reader assume whatever his wants as far as to the “how”.

He stared without really looking at the bleak landscape of grass with a few stunted trees, and herds of distant yaks that nomads maintained.

I wonder, if there had been a Dumarest 34, what Tubb had in mind, because the series leaves plenty of open questions!!!

This book introduces you to the major players in the series, and sets up lots of, um, cultural things that are repeatedly encountered in later books. Once again he wondered about the whims of fate that brought him here.

The first chapter was in this vein, then a corny almost fantasy novel follows in all the successive chapters, excepting the teerra few paragraphs that refer to the initial narrative again. He certainly did live a long and, I hope, fulfilled life.

Naturally, the book shows how he is eventually able to get passage and experience one of the wonders of the galaxy. Eco-science fiction has a respectable history with Frank Herbert and Larry Niven dabbling extensively and masterfully in it.


The plot lines are broadly the same. Well with in about two paragraphs it is readily apparent that this is indeed a primary source for Traveller and some other science fiction media. Even less could trap the vicious animals there and come back, for surviving there was hard, and the locals cared little for visitors. I have that idea in mind somehow but do not actually know where I may ahve heard it or if it is accurate or not.

We are far from their main base here, and these are large islands. Tubb an author I knew by name but had never read any of his novels. I can’t get interested in, or empathize with, the plights of people who are motivated by self-destructive off.


Dumarest saga – Wikipedia

He carried a large pack laden with furs, and Conos felt a surge of excitement at the chance to buy and sell, for he was struggling to survive these days. One reason is that his fans were initially British and he wanted the book to be accessible enough to be pleasant and another was that his dialogue was, I terrx later, rather nicely keyed to the cinematic westerns of that period His usual plan is to work a job saving his money for the next flight out while exploring said planet.

I had always planned on reading it once more but never seemed in the mood for the genre. This is my first E. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! It doesn’t take the powers of the Cyclan to deduce fairly early on in the dumaret that the secret home-world of the Cyclan is Earth.

The Winds of Gath is the first teerra of the series, written in Fires of Satan is still under consideration. It seems to me Tubb was more interested in people than societies and in character than culture. Dumarestt was forced to buy the entire Cap Kennedy series which is diffcult to obtain in the UK just to appease the need.