The Long Tomorrow by Leigh Brackett

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“She [Brackett] has created science-fiction to compare with serious mainstream literature.”—New York Herald Tribune

“Close to being a great work of science ficiton.”—New York Times

“Fantasy at its best.”—Library Journal

One of the original novels of post-nuclear holocaust America, The Long Tomorrow is considered by many to be one of the finest science fiction novels ever written on the subject. The story has inspired generations of new writers and is still as mesmerizing today as when it was originally written.

Len and Esau are young cousins living decades after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization as we know. The rulers of the post-war community have forbidden the existence of large towns and consider technology evil.

However Len and Esau long for more than their simple agrarian existence. Rumors of mythical Bartorstown, perhaps the last city in existence, encourage the boys to embark on a journey of discovery and adventure that will call into question not only firmly held beliefs, but the boys’ own personal convictions.

Leigh Brackett Hamilton (1915-1978) was a well-known science fiction author and a highly respected Hollywood script-writer. Her script writing credits include adaptations of Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye as well as Star Wars Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back.
 

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Published February 1, 2011 by Phoenix Pick. 203 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Fiction

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20—, after the Destruction, ends the civilized world of machines, luxuries and pleasures, and among rigid, rural communities the past- and a surviving city- Bartorstown- are forbidden areas of inquiry.

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