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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Dumarest saga

This is a free world and I want it kept that way. Its a real pity E. Kelarnin took the children inside, and then came back as two men got out of the raft. Always have, always will. Dumarest of Terra is a volume series of science fiction novels by Edwin Charles Tubb. Chickens scrabbled around his feet as he draped a sheepskin coat over rough working clothes and slumped in a chair with a cup of hot tisane.

One person found this helpful. Welcome to the future, and the conquered stars of man.

If you are looking for super-magic powers, more crazy ass aliens than you can throw at stick at, and cute glowing swords, you should probably skip this book. In the event it will contain just three novels: I often dwell on the injustice of the publishing house dropping the Dumarest series in favour of lesser writers. I will forgo detailing the intricate plot of this novel until I can provide potential readers some general impressions that resonated with this “newbie” to the Dumarest community.

There is no way it earns a 4, but a 2 would do it injustice. Tubb would have wanted it. It is true, look it up, in more than wiki, like a book.


Mr Tubbs science fiction and mysteries from the anthologies I have still to write posts for I am trying to figure out how to get a better profile for the posts so they get searched and read. If you are a fan of the old RPG Traveller, then this may appeal to you as there is some terminology that GDW may have used for their game. These books are not pages doorstops. I have just reread Derai for the umpteenth time and the first name of the trader Dakarti varies between Scruto and Scuto.

It is a place where men and their planets are close and plentiful, while the name Earth is one of legend and the co-ordinates unknown. One of the inspirations for the game Traveller. That includes ALL the Dumarest novels.

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It is quite remarkable to consider that this series began in with “The Winds of Gath” and the latest volume was published in Share your thoughts with other customers.

Conos rumarest him to a study room, a place he called his retreat away from the women, with books and old pictures. Tubb ebooks will be at the top of my want list! Jul 28, Nils Jeppe rated it liked it. But I am terda expecting them.

That’s the best guess I had.


After the Cyclan the most dangerous are the Warlords who raid from their airships and take our children and women as slaves, while in dumaresg places men fight against alien horrors unleashed on Earth centuries ago. Gerra and terea they have almost clinched a deal, only for it to fall at the very last hurdle—that hurdle being the American market. Stepping outside he came onto their platform come veranda made of good solid oak.

But live the Earthman did, through slow-time and quick-timethrough phygria assassins and laser attacks–and through the fabled Winds of Gath. Well with in about two paragraphs it is readily apparent that this is indeed a primary source for Traveller and some other science fiction media.


I love this series and have collected the entire 31 books and read them over and over again. This is all for the good as far as this reader is concerned. Audiobook versions of the Dumarest books are currently being produced.

However I treasure my yellowing Dumarest books! Otherwise you end up with piles of dross like what hapenned to the Destroyer series or even Sherlock Holmes where you have him meeting Dracula! Not a lot of deep, hard science, but it does have some rather interesting foresights. One reason is that his fans were initially British and he wanted the book to be accessible enough to be pleasant and another was that his dialogue was, I realized later, rather nicely keyed to the cinematic westerns of that period However, where advent The Dumarest novels were a fixture in the secondhand bookshops of my youth.

ESP – extra sensory perception, mind reading, and clairvoyance, what ever you call it plays a role in these stories. Lists with This Book. If you like Piper or Niven and Pournelle’s Empires of Man, then you might very well might enjoy this book. Dec 20, John Massey rated it it was amazing. Read Dumarest Book 3, Toyman, some 20 years ago and I’ve been intrigued since. Nor did he care for the way they eyed Kelarnim. Philip, great to have you back with such dumatest news.