Quatermass Hardcover – 1 Sep 1979
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This is a tremendously imaginative book, and a lot of Kneale's ideas about future trends (the Planet People look eerily like New Age Travellers) were scarily close to the mark. Thankfully there is also a great deal of humour and warmth in this story, and anyone who likes a good, moving story will enjoy it. Even if you never saw the original series on TV, you will find this worth your time.
Here the conclusion of the saga of Prof. Bernard Quatermass - older, disillusioned and seeking his orphaned granddaughter - finds the space-genius on his last and greatest case against 'God-like' aliens 'rapturing' (read 'harvesting') the human species, with a planet enclosing 'quantum skein', for some protein-trace as some minor stimulant - just as humans kill buck deer for their musk...
Having loved the mini-series starring Sir John Mills and Simon MacCorkindale, I was eager to read the novelization and was not disappointed.
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Love Quatermass. Can't believe I have not read this before now.Published 10 months ago by kayzombiegirl
This is Nigel Kneale's novelization of the fourth Quatermass serial, often overlooked next to it's three (justifiably revered) predecessors. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Atackabah