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Those who have no imagination
on 21 September 2011
This book was one of the 1st science fiction books I read when I was young lad (given to me by a friend of the family), and it totally sucked me in to that world of the small band of humans who managed to survive the alien invasion. Having read the review that is currently against this book, I shake my head at some people's opinions of what books are about. They tend to forget that this is Science Fiction NOT science Fact, and that the story does not have to follow a path that is totally believable, hence it being called science fiction. I think some people have an issue with who wrote it, rather than the story itself (see Nathanlak's last paragraph). I don't personally follow Hubbard's views, though I do enjoy this book, and have read it a number of times. I felt the conversion to film did not do this book justice and only help tarnish it's reputation.
If you want a story that follows true scientific principles then go read a scientific journal, if you want a story that tests your imagination then read this book.