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Book Reviews of Lost in Space

Lost in Space
Lost in Space
Author: Joan D. Vinge
ISBN-13: 9780694519361
ISBN-10: 0694519367
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
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Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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LaurieS avatar reviewed Lost in Space on + 504 more book reviews
I received this from bookcrosser as a surprise, and a lovely surprise it was! This is a 2 cassette abridged reading of "Lost in Space" by Joan D. Vinge that was based upon the screenplay for the movie made a few years back. It brought back all kinds of fun memories about the campy show I grew up watching. The original box is missing and the cassettes have bookcrossing labels attached to them so that I, the previous owner and any future readers can track the book and read others comments (fun!)

From Library Journal
In the trend toward resurrecting television shows from the 1960s and 1970s, Lost In Space is a welcome addition. This version, based on the new feature film, contains more suspense, violence, action, technology, gadgetry, and weaponry, more ecological, political, and family values, and, of course, more sex than we're used to in the old reruns. The story, radically enhanced, begins with the Robinson family taking off into space on a humanitarian mission to find a new world, as Earth is soon to be inhabitable. But things go awry early in the voyage when the evil stowaway-turned-prisoner Dr. Smith sabotages the ship and the famous "Danger, Will Robinson" robot. From this point forward, the similarities between the old series and the new adaptation are abandoned. Their travel adventures include an encounter with deadly alien monsters, a brush with time-displacement where they meet their future selves, and a crash landing in such detail that it can almost be visualized. Mimi RogersAwho plays Maureen Robinson in the filmAimmediately captures the listener's attention with a reading that has energy, intensity, and an elegant, almost heroic vocal quality. More than oral interpretation, she gives a performance.
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