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 Cyclan, an organization of humans surgically altered to be emotionless known as Cybersand yerra occasion able to link with the brains of previously living Cybers the better to think logicallyseem determined to stop him from finding Earth. As a lifelong reader of science fiction I am chagrin to admit I had, prior to this title under review, never read one of Mr. We are told these planets are scattered over an extensive volume of space.

terga Although this book can be dumares on its own, but I will be seeking out the other books in the series to see how Dumarest proceeds from this point, whether the politics and conspiracies shown in this book play a deeper role, and discover whether Dumarest does indeed manage to get back to Earth.

Changing the subject, before Derai I read the large print version of Gath which contains differences to The Winds of Gath which I bought in the s. The Cyclan have a “dark secret” and subtly oppose Dumarest’s dumatest for Earth. He inadvertently winds up on Gath, a world where it’s hard for Travelers to earn enough to get themselves off-world again, and so he develops an immediate goal. He was wrapped in animal furs and scraps of cloth protected his face, but beneath this he had tough clothing of grey material over his body.


Tubb would have wanted it. Gentleman Earl will also fall in love, a deep and abiding love, one that would end his quest, far from Earth, in the arms of a loving companion Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. And sometimes they are maidens in need of a rescuer – a role custom-made for Dumarest!

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

After the Cyclan the most dangerous are the Warlords who raid from their airships and take our children and women as slaves, while in many places men fight against alien horrors unleashed on Earth centuries ago.

Read Dumarest Book 3, Toyman, some 20 years ago and I’ve been intrigued since. When the book begins, he is presented as simply a Traveler, one who takes passage between worlds to random destinations, merely to see new places and get new experiences.

The teaser page from the first book, The Winds Of Gathfollows Oct 16, Ken Selvia added it. Tubb was great about implying and hinting.

The Winds of Gath

One thing I learned that I had not intuited from Dumarest. Lets be honest even the most die hard fans must admit ddumarest the Dumarest books are pure old school space opera escapist fiction.

The first chapter was in this vein, eumarest a corny almost fantasy novel follows in all the successive chapters, excepting the final few paragraphs that refer to the initial narrative again. The wind soughed into and also past him with the cold chill of the distant icecap, while their wind turbine clanked away erratically like a skeleton in a bucket.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A magnificent start to a magnificent series. The detailed explanation of the science and what to expect terraa you’re moving and metabolising at 40 times the normal human rate. I would be interested to know if that is the case. They are a rabble, for these islands are wild and the Lord Aahnoy cares little for us.

Dujarest travelling frozen, his starship is commandeered by the Matriarch of Kund and her entourage, who charter the ship to take them to Gath. But no, what he saw lacked the surging movement of pack animals, and he waited, listening as his wife and daughters stirred awake with many complaints.

Interestingly, and I think this is where I saw something deeper in the Dumarest series. It slammed into an eye and the brain beneath. But, we are introduced to a man who lives by udmarest wits and above all his reflexes.

Too bad you aren’t rich. I recommend this series.

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I see that some resourceful individuals are slowly adding kindle-type etrra of the Dumarest Sage. Philip, this is great news! The PROBLEM with Earl achieving dumrest goal is that the distance between planets are so vast, travel takes so long and the number of inhabitant worlds so numerous that “Earth” is unknown to most people or is shrugged off at a myth or urban legend of the space ways.

Dunarest doesn’t even know how old he is. Jul 28, Nils Jeppe rated it liked it.