The Day the Earth Stood Still & Other Classic SF Novellas by Harry Bates
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Were the alien and his robot here to help or hinder humankind? Find out the surprising answer in the original story that inspired the classic 1951 science fiction movie The Day the Earth Stood Still. Here is a must-read for any science fiction lover, for, as the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction says, the film lost the storys ironic ending. Discover for yourself what Hollywood left out in this first-ever collection of the best work of the legendary 1930s idea man, Harry Bates (1900-1981). Rounding out this collection of sophisticated plays-on-ideas that stood traditional science fiction on its head are A Matter of Size and Alas, All Thinking (1935). These three short novels, which the Encyclopedia calls his most notable stories, have never before been gathered in one book. Bates The Day the Earth Stood Still (1940 under the title, Farewell to the Master), with its poignant, haunting last line, would posthumously bring him the coveted Balrog Award (1983). When you have read it, you will understand why long-time science fiction fans rank it and its creator, Harry Bates, among the greats.
Day the Earth Stood Still - Movie Trailer - 20th Century FOX
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Robert Wise had, among American film-makers, one of the most peculiar careers. With The Haunting, he delivered one of the greatest ghost stories. So many adventures. He appears in this list as director of one of the great philosophical science fiction films. Like several of his stories, including A Space Odyssey, the picture concerns a visiting alien that, rather than planning conquest or searching for shelter, carries some sort of important message for mankind. A spaceship lands in Washington and delivers one giant robot and Klaatu Yorkshireman Michael Rennie , an urbane humanoid, to puzzled onlookers.
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