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4.0 out of 5 stars In Service of the Great God Mota
It's a strange world in this book, stranger than most modern scifi I've read, and I have to admit I like that. Modern sci-fi seems to focus on things that are either based clearly on our current science, or on Star Trek. This is different. The idea of forces we as yet know nothing about capable of curing disease, transmuting materials, killing at great range,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best
Nothing wrong with delivery or condition of book but just not one of Mr Heinlein's best novels - goes towards completing a collection though.
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4.0 out of 5 stars In Service of the Great God Mota, 19 Jan 2006
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M. Buck (Nottingham, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Day After Tomorrow (Paperback)
It's a strange world in this book, stranger than most modern scifi I've read, and I have to admit I like that. Modern sci-fi seems to focus on things that are either based clearly on our current science, or on Star Trek. This is different. The idea of forces we as yet know nothing about capable of curing disease, transmuting materials, killing at great range, protectinbg from attack...
I digress. The story starts off with the PanAsian alliance just having conquered the continental United States. Washington and Manhattan are destroyed, the sum total of the American military is reduced to six men in a secret bunker where several hundred others were killed under unknown circumstances. This book is about six men, fighting to the death, against over four hundred million.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What i thought, 19 Jan 2010
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P. J. Bell "Readreadread" (England Surrey) - See all my reviews
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I picked up 'the day after tomorrow' with no idea what it was about, but was quickly grabbed by the concept.

What is it about;
The book is about a world dominated by the Pan-asian super state which has just successfully conquered the USA and the following fight back and resistance planed from a secret facility called the citadel and its six surviving personnel!

This book is brilliant for a number of reasons;
Firstly it looks at the unusual area of forces beyond the know scientific spectrums giving the user/s massive power and extensive capabilities.

Secondly it investeragate the interesting issue that even with near god like power a small number of individual (in this case six) still lack the capabilities to defeat a far large force without long term planning and recruitment.

Thirdly, it charts the point where science and religion meet with its complications.

Fourthly, much like James Herbert's book `others' it opening sentence and concept (in the case of `others' ; "My troubles started in hell") grabs you right away.

Fifthly and lastly much like the TV series 'Life on Mars' the through its total lack of political correctness the book reminds us of what was heard as normal statements about other races in the past. Particularly during wars against other nation states.

Overall this was a fascinating book to read. Through the racist comments during the occupation do at points make the modern reader uncomfortable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best, 1 May 2014
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This review is from: The Day After Tomorrow (Paperback)
Nothing wrong with delivery or condition of book but just not one of Mr Heinlein's best novels - goes towards completing a collection though.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ageing but still able to hold it's head high, 4 Sep 2011
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This book, originally published in 1949, is showing it's age but is still a great read for those dyed-in-the-wool Sci-Fi fans brought up on Azimov, 'Doc' Smith and Niven. It is based in the US after a successful invasion by a Pan-Asian force (Japanese and Chinese). It follows a (initially) very small group of scientists who, through use of sparse resources, intellect and bravery manage to start a fight back. While the rhetoric may be seen as xenophobic and playing on the religious frailties of others it is still a very good story well told. If you have fond memories of the Sci-Fi of the 70's then this is for you.
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