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    Death of the Planet of the Apes

    "Finally the truth is revealed. Beneath the irradiated wasteland, the astronaut faces the deadly wonders of a gleaming city and its inhuman citizenry. On the surface the gorillas--led by General Ursus--launch an all-out assault to exterminate the savage animals known as humans.

    And out in the desert, the chimpanzee scientist Milo strives to reconstruct the spacecraft that brought the humans from the past. Events spiral at a breakneck pace, with the fate of a world at stake."



    anyone read this? I just finished it. great read. really filled in a lot. written by the same guy that wrote Conspiracy on the Planet of the Apes. I love that he even brought in Alan Verdon. i hope he writes some more

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    I did buy a copy of it ("Death/POTA"), but have yet to read it...

    Drew's "Conspiracy" book was a letdown, other than some of the great art within its pages. That book gave me a headache.

    When "Conspiracy" was released, I believe he said he had at least two more books he wanted to write. I don't think "Conspiracy" lived up to expectations, that's why "Death" was released by a different publisher. As to whether or not he ever wrote another novel, I have no idea. I don't Facebook, but the last time I did email him, he said to follow him there for any information on any new books to be released.

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    Did you ever buy and/or read the other book of new "APES" material, the anthology book called "Tales from the Forbidden Zone", also released by Titan Books? I know Drew had a short story in that book as well.

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    i saw that but have not picked it up yet. i think he had 6 books planned but the others have not been done, as far as I know. i think he wrote some Buck Rogers books too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgiabuff View Post
    ...written by the same guy that wrote Conspiracy on the Planet of the Apes.
    Conspiracy of the Planet of the Apes, actually; on wouldíve sounded better.
    I had the misfortune of reading that, and it was just awful, like really bad fan-fic. As a near-lifelong ďApesĒ nut, I had really looked forward to it. Then I read it. Ugh.
    If this new book is anything like that one (and Iíd have to assume it is), Iíll pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warlock664 View Post
    I had the misfortune of reading that, and it was just awful, like really bad fan-fic. As a near-lifelong “Apes” nut, I had really looked forward to it. Then I read it. Ugh.

    I echo your thoughts on everything.

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    well, to each their own. i enjoyed both books

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    I'm a bit of an outlier in Ape fandom but there seems to be some sort of controversy surrounding these publications? I'm a collector and fan but I don't delve into new fiction.
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    i guess I am in the minority. i also love Beneath. In fact it is my favorite of the Apes films, ever since i was a kid. a lot of the reviews on the book are that it is padded, and repetitive, and has plot holes. so what? So did the movies. I enjoy these things for what they are, not for what they are not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgiabuff View Post
    i guess I am in the minority. i also love Beneath. In fact it is my favorite of the Apes films, ever since i was a kid. a lot of the reviews on the book are that it is padded, and repetitive, and has plot holes. so what? So did the movies. I enjoy these things for what they are, not for what they are not
    Actually, Beneath is my 2nd favorite Apes movie (the original Planet is clearly the best in the series IMO). And I really wanted to like Conspiracy . Had it captured the heart of the film series, I couldíve easily overlooked any glaring plot holes. I just donít think it was very well written; as I said, it seemed like bad fan-fic.
    Trust me, Iíve read and enjoyed plenty of things that the majority would consider dire: the original Doc Savage pulp stories (the Murray books are pretty bad though), Shadow pulps, The Spider. As you say, to each their own.

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