THE TIME: 100 YEARS AFTER WORLD WAR III
THE PLACE: WHAT USED TO BE CALLED AMERICA!
ENDWORLD is one of the most admired SciFi series of all time. Fans do not just 'like' the series. They 'love' it. The characters are brought to such vivid life, they are unforgettable. Typical of the author, his pulp fiction prose flows at lightning speed. An apocalyptic epic, a study of human nature, an exciting serial, ENDWORLD is all of these. It is also a superb study of the Warrior Ethic. With fascinating insight, Robbins examines the martial ideals of various cultures and times as embodied in his Warriors. His subtexts involve the fundamental importance of the family and the home. He also delves into the nature of politics and creates entire post-war societies based on every type of government under the sun, and what happens to those they govern. Find out for yourself why fans adore this series so much.
Take the ENDWORLD plunge. You will be glad you did.
(from a fansite)
Wow, this is the book that started it all for me. I am in agreement with everything said above. The balance between action and character and story is awesome. There is morality/religion but it's worked in very subtlely within being preachy. There is almost perfect balance between the different characters and they are each given a chance to develop as the series goes forward.
Copies of these original books, with their super pulpy covers, would appear to be harder and harder to find, although some diligent internet searching could yield something. The first books of the series were recently reissued and hopefully Robbins will return to this fantastic series again someday.
Final score: 8 out of 10
- Title: Endworld - The Fox Run
- Author: David Robbins
- Publisher: Leisure Books; Original edition (July 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 084396233X
- Available at Amazon.com