Enemy Mine–The Nebula and Hugo Award winner that inspired the 20th Century Fox motion picture starring Dennis Quaid and Lou Gossett, Jr. The story of a. Sweeping the major American novella awards, Barry B. Longyear’s Enemy Mine certainly caught the genre’s eye when it was published in. Author Barry Longyear reported at a convention that the studio insisted on According to this thread on the Enemy Mine discussion board.

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For those who like this genre? The alien, being hermaphrodite and pregnant, gives birth and dies, leaving the unfortunate man to guess how to bring it up.

Authors : Longyear, Barry B : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia

Information on this point welcomed. But where Longyear falls a little short is in style. When a group read came up, I pulled it off the shelves, but decided to read the short story instead. Longyear, A question was asked, some time ago, on the SciFi Stack Exchange site where the following statement was given to back up the answer: He gets thrown into a situation that forces him to take a fresh look at himself, who he is, which brings up the question who he might want to be.

I love the film, so it was great to read what prompted it. Sep 30, Kally rated it it was amazing Shelves: Getting to follow Davidge as he exchanges language and culture with a former enemy is an awesome and moving experience.


Enemy Mine (novella)

A longer, novel form was published, based on the film. Heinlein Waldo by Robert A. The story starts out great and has many great chapters that revolve around Davidge and Jerry or Davidge and Zammis as they are stranded on the planet.


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A great read for those who enjoy sci fi books and films and are a fan of this film. This is a recommended read. I was delighted to read it again, but worried that it would not live up to the hype I’d given it. Behrens Eneky 6 ’12 at Much of this material is revised in The Enemy Papers collwhich incorporates a new novel as well.

To increase the viewer’s sympathy with the characters,: To view it, click here. Willis Davidge, a human fighter pilot, is stranded along with Jeriba Shigan, a Dracon a hostile planet.

Return to Book Page. I read it over my lunch hour.

Pretty much a perfect story. By using our site, you acknowledge that longhear have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. Dec 07, Jenessa Gayheart rated it it was amazing. Send me an email or fill in this form. Using the same pronoun we use for toasters and jelly beans to refer to a living, intelligent creature is not okay and the fact that Longyear uses it all the way through to the end kinda pisses me off.


Tuesday, June 20, 4: I didn’t remember the whole thing, though, and so this reading was delightfully surprising. Published December 31st by Jove Books first published September View all 10 bsrry. According to this thread on the Enemy Mine discussion board: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

The end differs quite a bit, if I recall correctly. Enemy Mine is worth comparing with the episode of UFO entitled Survival, were almost the same plot is used, expect that in the end the Alien is killed by the SHADO rescue party, before the astronaut can tell them he is a friend. Nov 03, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: Coon’s Star Trek episode “Arena”which was inspired by Frederic Brown’s short story with the same title, but replaced Brown’s spherical alien with a reptilian Gorn.