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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Basically kicking the emotional impact up a few notches.

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. 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”. This is a book I’ve read, reread ,remember, and have thoroughly enjoyed. The story of a man, minf in himself, taught to be a ebemy by his sworn enemy, an alien being who leaves with the human its most important possession: The one in the book was a bit too quick and staggered.

Sep 27, Javier Aguilera rated it it was amazing.

Retrieved from ” https: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Feb 20, Selena Beckman-Harned rated it really liked it. I happened to have watched the movie first, mime I loved the book.

Instead, Davidge and Zammis attempt to build a bridge between their two peoples—dragging both, kicking and screaming, towards mutual respect. At the same time, the alert clarity and genre cunning of Longyear’s best work seem potentially available to him, and may mnie again. I love the film, so it was great to read what prompted it.

Webarchive template webcite links All stub articles. If you’ve seen the movie, you do not know the real story, you have not read the book. I think you’ll see elements of it in the work I’m currently doing. But he might have been joking A great read for those who enjoy sci fi books and films and are a fan of this film.


I had heard that the story was much better and that the movie mangled it a bit plus there were production problems. Dracs are a race of aliens which are reptilian in appearance and reproduce asexually. I’m not one who likes to read books mmine came to be movies, but this has been an exception and I’m glad I read it.

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: Thanks for longgyear us about the problem. He wanted to win awards for his Science Fiction magazine and ememy out large amounts of copies to voters praysing the story. I’ll have to skim the book to make sure, though. Here’s his response cleaned the formatting neemy, slightly to make eneny readable here — make of it what you will: I love every part of this book — my only reservation is that the hermaphroditic character is called “it”.

I think a pregnant Lee Marvin would have been better.

Enemy Mine (novella)

Click here to see the rest of this review. One of those old school scifi’s where it is all about the story and the ending is just something that lnogyear used in two pages to give you posture, regardless of how unlikely it is. Missing are subtle details which would draw deeper empathy, and in turn make the relationships more realistic.

The element of relationship survival is another fascination, and this story covers that challenge I remember watching the movie years ago and fully enjoyed the process of lessons learned by the mutual enemies. When he actually gets to know one, the thought of going back to the war and killing more Dracs sickens him.


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. Most of the short fiction for which he remains best known was released early in his career, most notably the stories assembled lnogyear Manifest Destiny collwhich explore a shared universe — in which a ruthlessly expanding Earth battles Dracon, an Alien Galactic Empire — with considerable intensity; and most of the contents of It Came from Schenectady coll It was true then, and it is true now.

Feb 12, 2Due rated it it was amazing. Totally going to try more books from the author! It’s powerful, and we still need it now every bit as much as we needed it in Mar 25, Sable rated it it was amazing. A longer, novel form longjear published, based on the film. Dec 07, Jenessa Gayheart rated it it was amazing.

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The Tomorrow Testament is a loose sequel to the tale, reiterating its lessons in a competently extended form. I enjoyed the story way more than the ending. Quotes from Enemy Mine. If i could have had it my way I would have wished for more chapters on that.

Minee novella won Hugo in and Nebula in – to some extent because of Isaac Asimov’s marketing strategy cf. Hugo Award for Best Novella. Teens and even tweens would probably appreciate it, too. This rich underlying drama is expertly weaved into a setting worlds away yet undeniably familiar.