Virgin Planet

Virgin Planet

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, 2012, sci-fi, classics, science-fiction, science-fiction, fiction, sci-fi, livingroom, Science Fiction, Fiction, Science Fiction Fantasy, Novels, Anthologies

For 300 years the planet of women awaited the coming of man. Then one arrives...

He is Davis Bertram, a space-explorer. But how can he convince them he really is a man? Their legends have built Men into gods.

Trying to be worthy of the Coming, the women imitate masculine virtues. They are warlike, ambitious, ruthless. Unless Davis can convince them he is a man, they will kill him for blasphemy. But if he does convince then, the Doctor-Priests will kill him to protect their own iron control of the planet...

Title:Virgin Planet
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780446754620
Format Type:

    Virgin Planet Reviews

  • Jenny Lawson

    I picked up this book with a bunch of other pulp paperbacks and it was so pretty much exactly what you'd think. But with much less casual sex than I expected. Actually, pretty much none. I guess the t...

  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)

    This is Poul Anderson in a lighter mood than my previous book by him (The Broken Sword), showing off a talent for risque word games and sexual innuendo. The closest comparison I can make is to cult mo...

  • Kurt Reichenbaugh

    Um, well this book is kind of a stinker. I don't want to slam it because it just wasn't my thing. Characters gallivant around the novel saying things like "yipes" and "ulp" and "oof" to the point of d...

  • Kyle

    Male fantasy of a spaceman landing on an entire planet of women who have built up a mythology that the men will come for them some day. They war over him and they all want to sleep with him. Hilarious...

  • Christina Sullivan

    It was a fun read. Very one sided though but what could I expect from a book called Virgin Planet. ...

  • Charles

    Definitely an intersting concept. A world of women who have only mythical ideas about the thing called "men." Then one arrives....

  • Jon Shanks

    Turned out to be a lot better than I expected. A fun little adventure. Although many of the women, like the main one, "Barbara" (sometimes "Babs") often fluctuate from being tough Amazon warriors to f...

  • Goran Remborg

    Njae, en ide som kanske var en bra idé för 60 år sen. Om man nu väljer att ge ut en SF bok med denna titel, varför en naken kvinnokropp på omslaget....

  • Djordje

    My rating: ★★★...

  • Bill

    Another book bought in the late 70's, and kept. Anderson has an endnote explaining the star system in which the novel is set. Told in a light tone, in an interesting world....