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The Committed Men (VGSF classics) Paperback – 1 Apr 1989


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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Gollancz; New edition edition (1 April 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0575042206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0575042209
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 11.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,714,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fazeshifter on 12 Jun 2011
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As a fan of British post-apocalyptic novels I've never seen M. John Harrison's 'The Committed Men' mentioned in lists of this genre. Perhaps it's because it's rarely been reissued since the early 1970's? This is a shame as in my view it's a worthy addition to any list of post-apocalyptic novels.
The novel is set in a Britain where some unexplained nuclear catastrophe has unleashed harmful levels of radioactivity around the globe resulting in the world-wide collapse of civilisation. In Britain itself a few decades after the disaster the population has been decimated by the effects of radiation, high rates of suicide, plagues and civil conflict. There is no longer any government or structured society. Only a few radiation ravaged feudal communities survive to eke out an ever diminishing existence.
The ageing, decrepit Wendover, formerly a doctor before the disaster, and his companions -the Committed Men of the title- take it upon themselves to rescue a mutant human baby (one of the emerging breed of mutant humans adjusted to cope with their radioactive enviroment) from a hostile community and take it to it's own kind hiding out in southern England.
On their journey through a post-apocalyptic England, travelling along wreckage strewn motorways and through depopulated cities they have to face the dangers presented by hostile groups of survivors. Among these groups are the tower block dwelling remnants of the old bureaucratic order, their heads encased in bizarre masks. They capture Wendover and his companions and subject them to deranged parodies of officialdom and bureaucratic procedures. The book ends on a final twist of fate concerning a sub-plot running through the novel.
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More of a novella than novel but its 139 pages pack in far more interesting imagery and well rounded characters than many modern SF works seven times that length. What more could you want than a nun on a hovercraft running a village based around a ritual hunt.
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