: Enemy Mine (): Barry Longyear: Books. Enemy Mine and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Hugo, Nebula, and Campbell Award winner, Barry Enemy Mine – Kindle edition by Barry B. Longyear. Download it once. Enemy Mine–The Nebula and Hugo Award winner that inspired the 20th Century Fox motion picture starring Dennis Quaid and Lou Gossett, Jr. The story of a.

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The Irkmaan and the Drac are stranded on a longywar alien to them both, but they forge a friendship trusty enough that Davidge the human is entrusted with the care of his friend’s child. Written init says as much about a past generation’s morals and values as it does about a future not yet conceived. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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I’m not one who likes to read books which came to be movies, but this has been an exception and I’m glad I read it. Much of the short story existed in the pages in slightly different contexts sometimes, but making the same points. A longer, novel form was published, based on the film.

The Tomorrow Testament is a loose sequel to the tale, reiterating its lessons in a competently extended form. Mar 12, Gary Bake rated it really liked it.

Jan 22, Sarah rated it it was amazing. The story is well written and there’s more than in the movie. Much of this material is revised in The Enemy Papers collwhich incorporates a new novel as well.

It’s a great read. I didn’t realize Toshiro Mifune ended up getting pregnant in Hell in the Pacific.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It was a great story of breaking prejudices, though. Enemy Mine is worth comparing with the episode of UFO entitled Survival, were almost the same plot is used, expect that in the end the Alien is killed by the SHADO rescue party, before the astronaut can tell them he is a friend.


The Changewhich novelizes an unproduced script, and Slag Like Mewhich novelizes material from a cancelled season, are competent but routine. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Enemy Mine by Barry B. Longyear

Apparently, it wasn’t the ending that was different but some of the things leading up to it. Have the two species truly learnt from each other, and is there hope for their peaceful co-existence? It was well done. I always thought of it as a processing plant. The original movie did have an alternate ending that was changed due to being too abrupt.

This rich underlying drama is expertly weaved into a setting worlds away yet undeniably familiar. This story from its movie format almost certainly has influenced my writing and my love of lomgyear.

Enemy Mine

I was deep into the plot the whole time, wondering what would happen next, and felt satisfied at mjne end. One good sample of book turned into a film where both are good. A parable of the possibility of peace on earth. I love the film, so it was great to read what prompted it. Quotes from Enemy Mine.

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What was the original ending to Enemy Mine? With a human and a Drac soldier stranded mkne on an inhospitable world in the middle of a war, they must work together to survive. Missing are subtle details which would draw deeper empathy, and in turn make the relationships more realistic. Barry is the first writer to win the Hugo, Nebula, longyer John W. The plot of enemies having to work together to survive is older than that movie.

He has just completed the first novel in his Redcliff Series, Turning The Grain llngyear, which is being serialized in Analog Science Fiction magazine, and is currently researching his new Civil War nine.


A film produced six years later a film which unfortunately is hindered by poor special effectsthe exposure took the story beyond the book world and moved it into the attention of the general public. Minr is a book I’ve read, reread ,remember, and have thoroughly enjoyed.

Pulpy scifi; different than movie in a good way. Loved them both to be honest, I can see why the author took a path and the movie another, it was interesting to see such differences. Dec 07, Jenessa Gayheart rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book. Towering tidal waves, scarce food, and little wood for making fire, the harsh living conditions quickly force the two to cooperate or die. Enemy Mine 3 books.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In the end, Enemy Mine lonhyear a simplistic but touching story of a human and alien forced to come to terms with the others alien-ness. I read this book when I was young and it has stuck with me for years until I finally stumbled upon it in a thrift store in AK.

Refresh and try again. I’ll have to skim the book to I have the original paperback which is a novelization by Minne of the movie that was made of the short story by Longyear. There’s no flowery language involved in his journey; just the facts, presented as he sees it, and it’s amazing. The story starts out great lnogyear has many great chapters that revolve around Davidge and Jerry or Davidge and Zammis as they are stranded on the planet.

The only part that is the same is they both end on the same final scene, which is him telling the Drac council of Zammis lineage.