Outland

Outland In orbit out from Jupiter in view of its malignant red eye is OUTLAND Here on Io moon of Jupiter hell in space men mine ore to satisfy the needs of Earth They are hard men loners for whom the Compan
  • Title: Outland
  • Author: Alan Dean Foster
  • ISBN: 9780446958295
  • Page: 201
  • Format: Paperback
  • Outland
    In orbit out from Jupiter in view of its malignant red eye is OUTLAND.Here on Io moon of Jupiter, hell in space men mine ore to satisfy the needs of Earth They are hard men, loners for whom the Company provides the necessities beds, food, drink and women for hire Now, in apparent suicide or in frenzied madness, the men are dyingTo OUTLAND comes the new U.S MarIn orbit out from Jupiter in view of its malignant red eye is OUTLAND.Here on Io moon of Jupiter, hell in space men mine ore to satisfy the needs of Earth They are hard men, loners for whom the Company provides the necessities beds, food, drink and women for hire Now, in apparent suicide or in frenzied madness, the men are dyingTo OUTLAND comes the new U.S Marshall O Neil, a man with a sense of duty so strong it drives him to ferret out evil, greed and murder regardless of the cost If he must, he will forfeit love, livelihood even life itself.
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  • Alan Dean Foster

    Bestselling science fiction writer Alan Dean Foster was born in New York City in 1946, but raised mainly in California He received a B.A in Political Science from UCLA in 1968, and a M.F.A in 1969 Foster lives in Arizona with his wife, but he enjoys traveling because it gives him opportunities to meet new people and explore new places and cultures This interest is carried over to his writing, but with a twist the new places encountered in his books are likely to be on another planet, and the people may belong to an alien race.Foster began his career as an author when a letter he sent to Arkham Collection was purchased by the editor and published in the magazine in 1968 His first novel, The Tar Aiym Krang, introduced the Humanx Commonwealth, a galactic alliance between humans and an insectlike race called Thranx Several other novels, including the Icerigger trilogy, are also set in the world of the Commonwealth The Tar Aiym Krang also marked the first appearance of Flinx, a young man with paranormal abilities, who reappears in other books, including Orphan Star, For Love of Mother Not, and Flinx in Flux.Foster has also written The Damned series and the Spellsinger series, which includes The Hour of the Gate, The Moment of the Magician, The Paths of the Perambulator, and Son of Spellsinger, among others Other books include novelizations of science fiction movies and television shows such as Star Trek, The Black Hole, Starman, Star Wars, and the Alien movies Splinter of the Mind s Eye, a bestselling novel based on the Star Wars movies, received the Galaxy Award in 1979 The book Cyber Way won the Southwest Book Award for Fiction in 1990 His novel Our Lady of the Machine won him the UPC Award Spain in 1993 He also won the Ignotus Award Spain in 1994 and the Stannik Award Russia in 2000.

  • 161 Comments

  • For some reason I am really drawn to Sci fi that features man vs man conflict perhaps why I like Firefly so much I thought Outland was unique and exciting I really like the setting of Io a moon of Jupiter My husband is read it too, and I don t think he s as impressed as I was.


  • An excellent novel with a twist in the script The Marshall was played by the prime James Bond actor, Sean Connery A very good movie, but I do not think movie goers were ready for A James Bond Space Marshal type character.


  • I still remember my initial excitement upon first popping my copy of OUTLAND into the VCR The movie seemed tailor made according to my tastes It was the plot of HIGH NOON combined with the setting of Ridley Scott s ALIEN It starred the original James Bond and was directed by the guy who made TIMECOP and RUNNING SCARED and also SUDDEN DEATH and END OF DAYS, but those are lesser classics.And I remember turning it off after about 30 minutes because it was just so freakin dull A couple years later, [...]


  • Review Of OutlandSummary This Summer I read Outland, by Alan Dean Foster Outland is a novel featuring a U.S Marshall deployed on the mining base on Jupiter s moon, Io Expecting a uneventful tour due to the bases reputation Contrary to his initial expectations, something is deeply awry in Io Having completed multiple arduous tours on other bases, O Neil is no man to be trifled with lightly After all, he wasn t put on such a horrible base for being a super cop Many of the other Marshalls would hav [...]


  • This is basically High Noon in outer space, but I really enjoyed both the movie and the novelization Interesting take, translating this western tale into a futuristic setting Lone sheriff takes a stand against corruption at the mining facility he is assigned to and the mine s boss hires thugs to kill the sheriff Nobody is willing to help the sheriff in his time of need except for an old curmudgeon doctor , but he is still able to overcome the odds in defeating those coming to kill him.Again, th [...]


  • Marshall O Neill is a no nonsense law officer but he has an attitude Hence, he ends up on Jupiter s moon, Io, watching over a drilling installation This High Noon in space worls becaus eof the character of O Neill As his marriage falls apart and his career is in shambles he must find out why men are dying at the installation plant What he does not realize is that this time, his career may cost him everything the thrills are plenty but the strength of this novel is character development.


  • Faithful novelisation of an interesting movie No aliens, no weird and whacky wonder science Just people being people in a difficult setting Enough High Noon to be familiar and enough low gravity and air locks to give it a fresh spin.




  • A good story Just ignore the photo spread in the middle from the movie which gives too much of the plot away nevermind that imagined characters are always better and it s a quick fun read



  • I read this one after seeing the movie Unsurprisingly this was a very different experience Grim, scary and tense Recommended, unless you are of an ENCHANTED APRIL type.


  • Another movie book connection which got me to both see the movie and read the book The High Noon connection was easy to spot and the climactic battle was an interesting variation.


  • This is the kind of science fiction I enjoy Strong characters, fast moving plot, and oh yeah, we re in space so that affects things, too.


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