A mercenary, a galactic traveller, a survivor: Earl Dumarest is tired and wants to go home. But in a decadent universe where life is cheap and starflight precious. Dumarest of Terra (The Dumarest Saga in the UK) is a series of 33 science-fiction novels written by Edwin Charles Tubb between and They are the. This second review discusses Dumarest of Terra, currently a book series about a man searching for his home–a planet called Earth.

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The Winds of Gath (Dumarest of Terra #1) by E.C. Tubb

He would never have reached th. This hidden agenda puts them at odds with Dumarest from the outset of the series. A man who relied only on himself. It is quite remarkable to consider that this series began in with “The Winds of Gath” and the latest volume was published in Fiona, thank you for undertaking this Ted and Dumarest Facebook page. I found this story and the series concept extraordinarily interesting and a joy to read.

I do remember seeing it announced that Tubb was working on number 34 at the same time as Child of Earth was announced. Both the world of Gath and the larger environment humans live in — complete with dangers, mores, and customs — are well constructed.

Edwin Charles Tubb 15 October — 10 September was a British writer dumarestt science fiction, fantasy and western novels. And because I was on expensive dial-up I never did much surfing on line because of expense. Tubb chose the cyborgs called the Cyclan who hunt Dumarest to prevent him from finding Earth. Of course, since you are so broke, yet determined to see the stars you have to travel in such a fashion. We have only to look at the many writers who tried to capture the dumaret of the James Bond books after Ian Fleming died to see how difficult that effort is.


Dumarest saga

It was reported that author Tubb died in October Conos took him to a study room, a place he called his retreat away from the women, with books and old pictures. The prolific English writer E. The Dumarest novels were a fixture in the secondhand bookshops of my youth. Ancient equipment and regular solar flares through a ruinous magnetic field made communications difficult. The reviews are words long, briefly describe the broad plot outlines, planets visited, ships ridden, damsels rescued, moral issue grappled with and clues to earth found or just missed plus the odd comment or analysis when there is still space for it.

May 05, mark monday rated it liked it Shelves: During this time, he found it so difficult to og good writers to contribute lf the magazine, that he often wrote most of the stories himself tterra a variety of pseudonyms: These comments were revised terraa expanded on the following dates: The story itself also lacks depth; it’s a pulp-ish concatenation of usually fairly random action sequences.

Wishing anyone knew where it was that is. A man with a gun and no brain?

See for years now I have been hearing rumors that this series is one of the major inspirations for the RPG one of those pre-digital ones, that we all wanted to play back when computers were new and “High Tech” not something you can fit in your pocket and can put a craft on the Moon. This is old school science fiction adventure that reminded me a lot of the best Jack Vance. Sully, like you I thought Earth was the secret Cyclan stronghold.


Tubb was a crafty writer. Its monks are spread throughout many worlds as are the Cyclan, the two being arch-enemies – which does not make the Church Dumarest’s ally, but in some instances they support each other.

Tubb is the author of novels.

They were his chief customers nowadays, but had little of value to trade with. Does anyone know how many languages the Dumarest Saga was eventually translated into?

I succeeded n getting my hands on both copies. The settlers on these worlds must adapt to the local conditions and, out of necessity exploit them to prosper duamrest in some cases just to endure.

Often they are double agents, agents who will find Earl’s loving ways to be anathema to their deceit, and in the end, will give him their secrets I will post reviews on Shvoong though I admit I have a backlog having only posted reviews of Omphalos and the Gold Seekers in addition to Dumarest so far. The author of over novels and short stories and novellas, Tubb is best known for The Dumarest Saga US collective title: I recommend this series.

The Winds of Gath

Paperbackpages. Well, dukarest hundred bucks for a book was a budget buster but I nonetheless proceeded to acquire the other 32 volumes and would deal with volume 32 later. That tells me you are someone of value, or someone they fear. Biologically is one thing, real time is something else. Rare is the woman who survives at the end of the tale.