30 Day Book Challenge

Day 14: Book turned into movie and completely desecrated

The Postman by David Brin

I first read this story as a short story in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine back in 1982. Then I read it in all its incarnations up to novel form. I love this story. The ideas and philosophies imbedded in it haunted my mind for quite some time. The fact that I can still recall the story clearly after 30 years should say something about its impact.

While the movie wasn’t a bad movie in and of itself (I actually enjoyed it when I could separate it from the book in my mind), it missed all the philosophical underpinnings which made the story so intense and wonderful.

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