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Book Title: Logan: A Trilogy|
The author of the book: William F. Nolan
ISBN 13: 9780940776234
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 961 KB
Edition: Baltimore: Maclay and Associates
Date of issue: October 1st 1986
Read full description of the books Logan: A Trilogy:Logan's Run
Logan's run is an action adventure Sci-Fi that never lets up. It is impossible to read this book without comparing it to the movie. The latter is a favorite I've probably seen 15 or 20 times since I 1st saw it at the movies. The movie works and contains the major themes of the book. In his preface to the omnibus Logan: A Trilogy, the edition I am reading, Nolan states there are many layers to the novels, like peeling the layers of an onion. I've read many novels that are many layered and this just does not seem to me to fit the structure of these better novels. Or maybe I just got too caught up in the adventure and missed the subtleties. I don't think so, though.
The novel is much different from the movie. Most important perhaps is in the book there is one domed city in a dystopian future; in the novel the entire world and its cities are involved in an advanced, if strange civilization. Also important is the character Francis 7 is much different, more complex and more important. The concept of Sanctuary is also much different from the movie. Nolan explains the use of one domed city as having been cinematically necessary and much cheaper. Still the movie works for me. It is just a different cut of meat.
Logan's Run is a quick and exciting read, I would recommend for anyone who has enjoyed the movie and to lover's of Science Fiction.
Book 2 of Logan: A Trilogy maintains the racing towards resolution of the original novel, but does not provide the sense of wonder or newness. It's a simple, exciting read and does not burden one's intellect.
Still it is an exciting adventure.
The weakest of the 3, Logan's Search is essentially a reboot of Logan's Run and like most reboots, the worse for wear. There are differences, but not enough to justify a 3rd book. Taken by itstelf, it reminds one of average pulp fiction.
Read information about the authorWilliam F. Nolan is best known as the co-author (with George Clayton Johnson) of Logan's Run -- a science fiction novel that went on to become a movie, a television series and is about to become a movie again -- and as single author of its sequels. His short stories have been selected for scores of anthologies and textbooks and he is twice winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Special Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
Nolan was born in 1928 in Kansas City Missouri. He attended the Kansas City Art Institute and worked as an artist for Hallmark Cards. He moved to California in the late 1940s and studied at San Diego State College. He began concentrating on writing rather than art and, in 1952, was introduced by fellow Missouri native (and established writer) Ray Bradbury to another young up-and-coming author, Charles Beaumont. Moving to the Los Angeles area in 1953, Nolan became along with Bradbury, Beaumont, and Richard Matheson part of the "inner core" of the soon-to-be highly influential "Southern California Group" of writers. By 1956 Nolan was a full-time writer. Since 1951 he has sold more than 1500 stories, articles, books, and other works.
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