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Author: Barry B. Longyear Author Record # ; Legal Name: Longyear, Barry El último de los Winnebago / Enemigo mío [Spanish] () with Connie Willis. Title: Enemigo mío Title Record # Author: Barry B. Longyear Date: Variant Title of: Enemy Mine (by Barry B. Longyear) [may list more. Author: Barry B. Longyear Author Record # ; Legal Name: Longyear, Barry . El último de los Winnebago / Enemigo mío [Spanish] () with Connie Willis.
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The story of a man, incomplete in himself, taught to be a human by his sworn enemy, an alien being who leaves with the human its most important possession: Mlo helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page.
Preview — Enemy Mine by Barry B. David Gerrold Goodreads Author. Paperbackpages. Published December 31st by Jove Books first published September To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Enemy Mineplease sign up. Lists with This Book. I readan “authors Guild backinprint. I wanted to read it because I remember loving the movie. I had only a vague memory of it, mainly just the attempt, over a campfire, to move from trying to kill each other to communicating.
The short book is so much more than that. And now I definitely want to see the movie again. I don’t have anything specific or useful to say to convince you to read I readan “authors Guild backinprint. I don’t have anything specific or useful to say to convince you to read it, but I do highly recommend it to anyone, not just SF fans.
Teens and even tweens would probably appreciate it, too. View all 10 comments.
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If you’ve seen the movie, you do bb.longyear know the real story, you have not read the book. This book is wonderful. Two enemies crash land on a meteor-ish small planet. They almost kill each other, but need each other to survive. They learn to understand each other.
This is a book I’ve read, reread ,remember, and have thoroughly enjoyed.
Enemigo Mío – Barry B. Longyear
View all 3 comments. Aug 28, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: I have the original paperback which is a novelization by Gerrold of the movie that was made of the short story by Longyear.
When a group read came up, I pulled it off the shelves, but decided to read the short story b.lohgyear. I read it over my lunch hour. For the most part, it was a lot like the novel, I think. The end differs quite a bit, if I recall correctly.
I’ll have to skim the book to I have the original paperback which is a novelization by Gerrold of the movie that was made of the short story by Longyear. I’ll have to skim the book to make sure, though. It was a great story of breaking prejudices, though. I skimmed the novelization tonight. It was well done. Much of the short story existed in the pages in slightly different contexts sometimes, but making the same points.
Jan 22, Sarah rated it it was amazing. We should teach this in schools. Everybody needs to read this, like, right now. It’s short pages and the prose is simple but efficient, so everybody has time to finish it. I almost cried twice in the first 40 pages and I’m not really a crier. It encourages acceptance of other and genders without being preachy. It shows the reader through the main char We should teach this in schools.
It shows the reader through the main character’s experiences why it is rewarding and worthwhile to try to understand other cultures. Getting to follow Davidge as he exchanges language and culture with a former enemy is an awesome and moving experience. It’s really dense and covers a lot of deep topics — war, racism, family, pride, connection, isolation, violence, mental health, society I have eight post-its in the book and that’s kind of a lot considering how short it is.
I love every part of this book — my only reservation is that the hermaphroditic character is called “it”. It makes me acutely aware of how badly English needs a standard third-person non-gendered pronoun, because after finishing this book, you won’t want to call Jeribah Shigan an “it”. 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.
But besides that one thing, the three main characters, their dialogue, and relationships are very well-constructed and feel real and visceral. I realize that there are two editions, one written after the movie came out with a co-author pagesand one written by Longyear alone pages.
I read the original page version. I’m not sure if there’s much difference between them, but I LOVE this book, and would recommend it to anyone, fan or not of science fiction I was really expecting it to be more space-battle-y from the title, but was pleasantly surprised. I prefer science fiction with a human side, though space battles can be fun too. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Whether friendship born of loneliness can trump learned hatred is a question at the heart of this wise, exciting and often very funny science fiction story.
He gets thrown into a situation that forces him to take a fresh look at himself, who he is, which br Whether friendship born of loneliness can trump learned hatred is a question at the heart of this wise, exciting and often very funny science fiction story. 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.
This rich underlying drama is expertly weaved into a setting worlds away yet undeniably familiar. Nov 03, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: I enjoyed the story way more than the ending. One of those old school scifi’s where it is all about the story and the ending is just something that is used in two pages to give you posture, regardless of how unlikely it is. View all 6 comments. May 04, Ben Babcock rated it really liked it Shelves: Like some of the other entries in this anthology, Enemy Mine feels like a prototype that defines the mould for an entire subgenre of science fiction.
In this case, Barry Longyear uses the plight of two individuals to highlight the folly of the blind hatred taught to them by their respective species. With a human and a Drac soldier stranded together on an inhospitable world in the middle of a war, they must work together to survive. When the Drac reproduces asexually and then soon dies, Davidge Like some of the other entries in this anthology, Enemy Mine feels like a prototype that defines the mould for an entire subgenre of science fiction.
When the Drac reproduces asexually and then soon dies, Davidge is left to care for its offspring and raise it into the Drac culture, which he has come to respect and appreciate in a way no other human has.
It moves at a good pace. I loved the bit at the beginning when Jeriba attempts to enrage Davidge by insulting Mickey Mouse. Instead, Davidge and Zammis attempt to build a bridge between their two peoples—dragging both, kicking and screaming, towards mutual respect. Enemy Minetherefore, does exactly what a great science-fiction story should do: Yet our effectiveness in war tends to be proportional to the amount to which we can dehumanize ourselves and our enemy: These phenomena repeat throughout history in every war.
It is difficult to deal with how this happens on the scale of entire societies, though. In restricting himself to an individual, Longyear is able to explore how propaganda and misunderstanding allows one person to develop such enemig distorted view of the ,io.
When he actually gets to know one, the thought of mik back to the war and killing more Dracs sickens him.
It was true then, and it is true now. Propaganda of the kind the human authorities spread about Drac for purposes of imperialist expansion is still in use today, making Enemy Mine no less relevant, or less interesting, for another generation. Mar 25, Sable rated it it was amazing. I badry the movie many years ago.
In the days of VHS, I got a copy and watched it over and over again until the tape was stretched and there were lines of colourful static running through parts of it. This is a story of how two sworn enemies are forced to harry together to survive, and thus, become the best of friends, even family. It’s powerful, and we still need it now every bit as much as we needed it in I have read the original award-winning novella as presented in the book The Super Hugosnot the adaptation from the screenplay adapted from the novella, and it’s even more beautiful and powerful than the movie, perhaps.
In part, I think it’s because it was portrayed in such plain language. There’s no flowery language involved in his journey; just the facts, presented as he sees it, and it’s amazing. This story from its b.longysar format almost certainly has influenced my writing and my love of sci-fi. I think you’ll see elements of it in the work I’m currently doing.