PLANET OF THE APES BOOK

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La Planète des singes, known in English as Planet of the Apes in the US and Monkey Planet in the UK, is a science fiction novel by French author Pierre . Planet of the Apes book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. I am confiding this manuscript to space, not with the intent. Planet of the Apes: A Novel and millions of other books are available for instant access. Planet of the Apes Mass Market Paperback – May 29, First published more than fifty years ago, Pierre Boulle’s chilling novel launched one of the greatest science fiction sagas in.


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The Planet of the Apes Book Series (5 Books). From Book 1. The original novel that inspired the films! First published more than fifty years ago, Pierre Boulle's. The original novel that inspired the films! First published more than fifty years ago , Pierre Boulle's chilling novel launched one of the greatest. La Planète des Singes is a novel by Pierre Boulle and the basis for the Planet of the Apes motion pictures, television series, comic books, etc., that have .

We are humanitarian and chivalrous; we don't want to enslave other races, we simply want to bequeath them our values and take over their heritage in exchange. We think of ourselves as the Knights of the Holy Contact. This is another lie. We are only seeking Man. We have no need of other worlds.

We need mirrors. We don't know what to do with other worlds. We inherently assume that anyone of any worth or intelligence will be just like us. Even the "Little Green Men" type aliens that pop up in the Weekly World News magazines are still modeled after humans, and hell, they are nicknamed "men"!

I just hope that one day we'll be able to see the bigger picture. I do want to mention two things that I wish were clarified a little more in the book. I'd been told that the twist in the book was different than the twist in the movie.

I had had a theory that somehow during the journey from Earth, something got mixed up and the planet they landed on WAS Earth, only far in the future. Since it seems that was not correct, I'm confused as to how two planets so distant actually would be so very similar.

The two main races Apes and humans are the same genetically or so it seems as Merou was able to successfully mate with an "alien" human , and there are several other animals that are similar. Not to mention the society and transportation etc.

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It just seems so unlikely that Soror would be so similar to Earth without knowing of its existence. And speaking of which, that brings me to the second thing.

Merou named the planet Soror prior to meeting any sentient beings. Didn't they have their own name for the planet? I cannot believe that throughout ANY of the discussions they had regarding the origins of their species, or space travel, or anything, that they did not once say, "Oh, and by the way, we call our planet Apex. But really, that point bothered me in the story.

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Anyway, Aside from those two points, I thought that this was a really great book. I hope that everyone gets a chance to read it one day.

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Why, a human, of course! Oh, those damn dirty apes! The book? Well, it gets off to an awkward start. The writing is clunky, and the plot, so improbable - view spoiler [A couple is "sailing" in space when they come "Almost all the great discoveries," she stated vehemently, "have been made by chimpanzees. The writing is clunky, and the plot, so improbable - view spoiler [A couple is "sailing" in space when they come upon a message in a bottle.

The movie was mostly faithful to the book.

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The main character is a Frenchman named Ulysse. The apes do not speak the same language, which makes for some interesting communication problems.

There is also some friction between the chimps, the orangutans and the gorillas, with each group believing theirs is the superior collection of beings. Zaius http: And I was quite pleased that one of my favorite bits in the film was taken directly from the book - the sweet, somewhat flirty relationship between Zira and her too-ugly-to-kiss human captive. View all 6 comments. Sep 13, Tom Mathews rated it liked it Shelves: Originally written in by the same author who brought us The Bridge Over the River Kwai , this book will most likely be remembered for the many movies that were based on it's premise of a world where the roles of apes and men are reversed.

A journalist who took part in the space expedition that lands on Soror, a planet orbiting the star Betelgeuse. There is some argument as to whether the book can be considered sci Originally written in by the same author who brought us The Bridge Over the River Kwai , this book will most likely be remembered for the many movies that were based on it's premise of a world where the roles of apes and men are reversed.

There is some argument as to whether the book can be considered science fiction or if it's a work of satire in the vein of Gulliver's Travel. Personally,I tend to see most science fiction as a study of society so I'm not going to say this isn't it.

Bottom line: PotA is an entertaining read but not extremely imaginative. I listened to the audio version recorded by Greg Wise in and was surprised to find that in many cases the word ape in the print version was changed to monkey in the audio recording. As one who knows that apes and monkeys come from distinct simian families, I felt the change made no sense and found it extremely irritating.

Thanks to the Goodreads Time Travel reading group for choosing this book and giving me the opportunity to read and discuss it with others. So in fourth grade we had an assignment to write our favorite author. Being a dork, I went for Pierre Boulle because he had written the only book I knew of that let you put on a gorilla mask and run around like you'd taken over the world.

Imagine my surprise when one day a letter from Paris arrived in the mail from none other than the very tolerant Mr.

Boulle then about sixty , who answered such probing questions as "Why are Jinn and Phyllis not in the movie? I still have the letter Mr. B sent me yes, it's framed, but no, it's not hanging on a wall. Unfortunately, I don't have the two or three subsequent letters where he even more tolerantly entertained my endless ideas for even more Planet of the Ape-sequels.

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Please, God, don't letter there ever be a scholarly edition of Mr. B's correspondence. Still, it reminded me that it'd been more than 30 years since I read this, so I went and dug it out. For Roddy McDowell fans, be prepared: Yes, there's Drs.

Cornelius and Zira, and the stratified ape society, but there's no "get your stinking paws off of me, you damned dirty ape"and no statue of liberty surprise ending Pierre Boulle was French, remember.

This is a fast-paced, literate satire that tweaks human vanity, science, classism, and Peter Torkwell, ok there's no Peter Tork. Fun stuff, inevitably tainted by boyhood nostalgia. View 1 comment. No, no tienen armas. I would not have said this was a translation not that I think my French is now good enough to read this in its native language as it flowed so well.

I have seen a number of film versions both old and new so knew roughly what to expect story wise, but I was not expecting the tenderness and emotion.

You get odd hints through out that it is not a new book, it has Mid 20th century aspects, but despite this the SciFi is still good, as you would expect from the "Gol 4. You get odd hints through out that it is not a new book, it has Mid 20th century aspects, but despite this the SciFi is still good, as you would expect from the "Golden Age".

Allegorical certainly, but still an excellent book Aug 18, Brad rated it really liked it Shelves: The original Planet of the Apes novel is a seriously clunky story. It is bookended by a kooky couple in space who find a message in a bottle view spoiler [psst If it weren't for the movie with its killer Rod Serling script and the aweso The original Planet of the Apes novel is a seriously clunky story.

If it weren't for the movie with its killer Rod Serling script and the awesomeness of Charlton Heston when he was the coolest Sci-Fi actor around , and all the sequels and TV shows and reboots that have followed, the original Planet of the Apes novel wouldn't deserve much in terms of goodreads stars. But all those movies did follow Pierre Boulle 's book, and my unquenchable nostalgia for all things Ape will always elevate this in my estimation.

That's just the kind of geek I am. My Planet of the Apes loving credentials: I'm probably forgetting some stuff, but that's a good list to start. I may add to my geek credentials as I remember them. And check out the geek credentials on Terence if you get a chance. Just look at his icon for the love of Caesar! Jul 07, Michael rated it it was ok Shelves: This is one of those books that is what it is—no more, no less. The thing is that not a lot of the characters have much depth.

The original from which the done-to-death "Planet of the Apes" series originated. An enjoyable book about mankind on the wrong side of the bars in the zoo, with apes on the other side. Sep 11, Kylie Amber rated it it was ok Shelves: Better than the movie but still a big no for me.

Nov 11, Mike the Paladin rated it it was ok Shelves: I read this years ago I liked the opening and the little twist he tried to give it but all in all the book wasn't all that great I thought. By the way there are differences in the book and the movie, a surprise, right? I'd rate it 1. Jacobs, known for movies such as Doctor Doolittle, to adapt the book into a movie, and he brought the project to 20th Century Fox.

The studio brought Rod Sterling, known for The Twilight Zone, onboard to pen the first screenplay for the movie.

Ultimately, his draft was rejected because of the expense, and the studio scaled the film down. The end result kept parts of the original screenplay but veered away from the book significantly: rather than taking place on another planet, it takes place on a future Earth, which is revealed when lead star Charlton Heston discovers the Statue of Liberty.

The Planet of the Apes, directed by Franklin J. The film was highly praised from critics, and quickly became one of the largest science-fiction movie franchises of the s.

Following the massive success of Planet of the Apes, the studio approached Boulle to draft up a sequel to his work, along with Rod Sterling. Both efforts, however, were later rejected.

A new film progressed forward, however, and Beneath the Planet of the Apes was released in Further sequels followed yearly: in , Escape from the Planet of the Apes appeared in th eaters, followed by Conquest of the Planet of the Apes in and Battle for the Planet of the Apes in The latter two films imagined the rise of the planet seen in the first movie. A television show followed in , and another in , before the franchise largely ended.

Follow-up novelizations of the other films involved other authors like Michael Avallone, Jerry Pournelle, John Jakes, and David Gerrold, in an early sort of expanded universe, in which multiple authors worked on a shared project and universe. Prior to the novel's release, Boulle sold the rights to Arthur P.

Jacobs, known for movies such as Doctor Doolittle , to adapt the book into a movie, and he brought the project to 20th Century Fox. The studio brought Rod Sterling, known for The Twilight Zone , onboard to pen the first screenplay for the movie. Ultimately, his draft was rejected because of the expense, and the studio scaled the film down.

The end result kept parts of the original screenplay but veered away from the book significantly: The Planet of the Apes , directed by Franklin J.

The film was highly praised from critics, and quickly became one of the largest science-fiction movie franchises of the s. Following the massive success of Planet of the Apes , the studio approached Boulle to draft up a sequel to his work, along with Rod Sterling. Both efforts, however, were later rejected. A new film progressed forward, however, and Beneath the Planet of the Apes was released in Further sequels followed yearly: The latter two films imagined the rise of the planet seen in the first movie.

A television show followed in , and another in , before the franchise largely ended. Follow-up novelizations of the other films involved other authors like Michael Avallone, Jerry Pournelle, John Jakes, and David Gerrold, in an early sort of expanded universe, in which multiple authors worked on a shared project and universe. Boulle remained in touch with the production of the movies, consulting on various story elements. Beyond his more famous science-fiction creation, Boulle retained some science-fiction elements in his later stories: However, his name is indistinguishable from the franchise that he helped create.

Planet of the Apes is notable because it was one of the most successful examples of science-fiction cinema up until the release of Star Wars in The movie franchise helps to mark the s as a point when science fiction as a distinct genre began to reach mainstream audiences: By the end of the s, this was changing: As cinema and viewing habits changed, science fiction became only more and more popular with audiences.

Boulle's creation has continued to last to the present day: In , director Tim Burton helmed a reboot of Planet of the Apes , which was largely a critical and commercial failure.For me, its main theme is an reminder of the things we take for granted or better yet, the people who we take for granted. Start a Wiki. Given the considerable production costs, CBS cancelled the show after 14 episodes, the last airing on December 20, The hunting party shot several of the humans for sport, including Levain, and captured others, including Ulysse.

Fox insisted on a July release date, but otherwise offered Broyles considerable creative license. Sep 13, Tom Mathews rated it liked it Shelves: I'd rate it 1.

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