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The Mad Planet

The Mad Planet by Murray Leinster
By: (1896-1975)

The Mad Planet by Murray Leinster is a unique sci-fi novel that takes readers on a thrilling journey through a post-apocalyptic Earth. Set in a future where humanity has been forced to adapt to a harsh new environment, the story follows a young man named Burl who must navigate through strange and dangerous creatures in order to survive.

Leinster's vivid descriptions bring the alien landscape to life, painting a vivid picture of a world where nature has turned against mankind. The novel is filled with suspense and excitement as Burl encounters various challenges and battles against formidable foes.

One of the strengths of The Mad Planet is its exploration of themes such as environmental destruction and the consequences of human greed. The author raises important questions about the impact of our actions on the planet and the necessity of living in harmony with nature.

Overall, The Mad Planet is a captivating and thought-provoking read that will appeal to fans of science fiction and dystopian literature. Leinster's masterful storytelling and imaginative world-building make this a must-read for anyone looking for a thrilling adventure in a post-apocalyptic setting.

Book Description:
It is 30,000 years following dramatically changed climate conditions on earth which had let massive amounts of carbon dioxide belch from the interior of the planet into the atmosphere. Over the millenia this would have quite devastating effects on life as it had once been known. Much of the human and animal population would not survive the climate change, and indeed those few humans who did survive knew nothing of all which their predecessors had learned and built. Indeed, they knew not even of their existence. On the other hand insects and fungi would flourish over time.

And so those few remaining humans were unknowingly at the very beginning of the building of a tribal society, which at the time of the story of Burl simply meant food and survival. And so it was Burl who chose to travel beyond his small tribal community in an effort to hunt for something new and different to hopefully impress Saya, the young female of his tribe to whom he felt a peculiar attraction. The Mad Planet is Burl's adventure. (Introduction by Roger Melin)

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - September 25, 2016
Subject: The Mad Planet
A classic early 20th C sci fi story, in this case partically eductaional while still entertaining. As always, Roger Melin does a very good job of the narration.
Reviewer: - March 15, 2015
Subject: Go figure global warming
Wow! I am global warming skeptic but this was good. This tale is more convincing than the current hysteria. Considering this was written during the "coming ice age crisis" the author is a visionary.

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