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V: The Original Miniseries: The Original Mini-Series

V: The Original Miniseries: The Original Mini-Series [Kindle Edition]

A. C. Crispin , Kenneth Johnson
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Praise for the original miniseries: ""V "[is] dazzling. An intelligent, imaginative, engrossing four hour drama. "V" is a thought-provoking, sometimes shocking drama that keeps the viewer engaged." --"New York Daily News""Nothing""less that a retelling of history - the rise of the Nazis done as a cautionary science fiction fable....It is by politics and ideology that you will know "V"."" --New York Times"


Praise for "V: The Second Generation
""Johnson's ever-thriving imagination is still in full force."
""Johnson's energetic prose should give long-suffering "V" fans some new thrills."
""This pulse-pounding novel will keep readers riveted as it rockets toward a stunning conclusion both satisfying and utterly unexpected."
"--Tomorrow's Entertainment
""A fast-paced, action adventure tale."
"--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
""This exhilarating new novel will keep readers locked in as it soars toward an astonishing finish both fulfilling and totally unanticipated."
""Johnson's finale to rousing sci-fi tale is a big winner...a breathlessly-paced sci-fi adventure."
""Johnson's vision and creativity is unparalleled."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 980 KB
  • Print Length: 300 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B009BI6OD4
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (1 April 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003JMF8LC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #275,514 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deceptive lizards 21 July 2009
By P
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With a fantastic rendition of history juiced up in a slick sci fi fantasy inspired by the large scale political events of the first half of the 20th century, Kenneth Johnson gives us edge of our seat thrills, awe, tension and terror served up with a topping of laser blasts, explosions and latex faces being torn off!!!

50 enormous saucer ships hover over the 50 largest cities, each ship approx 3 miles across, counting down to the time when contact with the curious apprehensive humans is made. Out from the alien shuttle atop the UN building emerges a humanlike figure with slick red uniform and shiny boots and a pleasant diplomatic demeanour. "We have come in peace to all man kind" he says in a peculiar resonating alien voice. As he goes on to state the purpose of the arrival of himself and his fellow Visitors, by saying his planet is in an environmental catastrophe, his kindly but semi stern face reaching to the hearts and minds of every human on the planet glued to their tv sets, we are persuaded to help and in return we will share in their vast knowledge of technological and health achievements and more. From there on in the manipulation begins, the Visitors appear benevolent whilst militant by helping keep law and order, the ones most loyal to the Visitors enjoy special perks and priviledges, and the rest of the masses enjoying a relatively normal life. There are skeptics who have reservations about the Visitors true intentions, namely Mike Donovan (Marc Singer) and Juliet Parish (Faye Grant) amongst a handful of others, some of whom mysteriously disappear. The story unfolds into a tense feeling of suspicion, fear and terror as worldwide domination becomes stronger down on the ground and up above in one of the huge ships Mike Donovan makes a few interesting discoveries of his own.
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1.0 out of 5 stars MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT!! 23 Jun 2013
By Garrick Staggs - Published on
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If you purchase this book expecting to read the original novel from the 80's I hate to inform you that you're not. True, it does start out the same, but 400 page original has been cut to around 286 pages, and the ending has been severely changed. What's happening here is a phrase I coined called 'The George Lucas Affect'. They have completely rewritten the original to make it fit nicely with their remake of the series. It's preposterous for them to think that all of those who loved the original series and read the original book are just going to forget and accept this new version? Thank God I managed to find the original version in paperback at a used bookstore!! If you've never read it, you might be fine with this version, except its going to leave you scratching your head going, "Huh? THIS is how this epic story ends?" Don't waste your time or money on this like I did. I would love to get my money back and if they want to try and erase my memory of the story I read, watched, and loved they can gladly do so with this version here!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars An edited version 5 July 2009
By J. Ellis - Published on
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Please be aware that this is not the original version of the book. It claims to be the full mini-series but actually what it contains is the first mini-series and an epilogue. The epilogue re-writes the original ending and prepares the reader for the new book recently published by Johnson. I was very disappointed that there was no warning that the book had been extensively altered.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not AC Crispin's complete novel 7 Jun 2009
By Barbara S - Published on
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I am both a fan of "V" (mini-series & the TV series that followed it) and of pretty much anything A.C. Crispin writes. I was thrilled when I noticed that A.C. Crispin's novel "V" was being released in Kindle form and purchased it right away. Unfortunately, this is not the full novel - this is just the mini-series version, which ends halfway through the story. I returned the book and will be the first in line to buy the novel if it's ever released.
5.0 out of 5 stars At last a way cool version of the 83 mini 20 Mar 2014
By Joseph Ares-Berziga - Published on
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V Fans around the world get a glimpse of KJs V miniseries from 83 and the second hardcover V novel
5.0 out of 5 stars great book to read before reading new sequel 25 Jan 2014
By keif - Published on
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first yes it is only the first mini series and not the whole novelaztion of the mini series and final battle that was published before. but this volume is great to read before reading the second generation novel which deletes the final battle and tv series and picks up 20 years after the first mini series. i have read both version of this book and yes the orginal book is great but if your going to read the second generation then your going to be confused because characters are killed in that book that show up in the sequel novel. i recommend reading this new version and then second generation. which totally changes the whole story in fact i thought it was better then the orginal novel.
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