The Long Tomorrow

by Leigh Brackett

An interesting read about a post nuclear apocalyptic world where the population has returned to living something of an Amish lifestyle without much technology. The book would make a good film or netflix series.

It is also interesting how this post-apocalyptic world is depicted from a 1955 view point, before things became computerised and before the internet had been thought of.

Spoiler alert

I thought the ending was a bit weak, with Len returning to Bartorstown. A more suitable ending might have been him trying to forge a third way, alternate to the general Amish existence as well as the technology mindset of Bartorstown. I wonder if Leigh had an alternate ending that the publisher wouldn't agree to back in 1955.

The Long Tomorrow


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