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When he actually gets to know one, the thought of going back to the war and killing more Dracs sickens him. First I’ve heard of that. The story of a man, incomplete in himself, taught to be a human by his mije enemy, an alien being who leaves with the human its most important possession: Published Ememy 31st by Jove Books first published September I wanted to read it because I remember loving the movie.

Although all in all I was neemy with the book and liked they way it ended. But as with the movie the novella has a weaker second half. Thank you for your time: Jul 03, Hazel M Bear rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In this case, Barry Longyear uses the plight of two individuals to highlight the folly of the blind hatred taught to them by their respective species.

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This lonygear underlying drama is expertly weaved into a setting worlds away yet undeniably familiar. Damn, it made me cry few times and so far it’s been the only book to make me do so, haha.


Sweeping the major American novella awards, Barry B. I don’t have anything specific or useful to say to convince you to read it, but I do highly recommend it to anyone, not just SF fans.

I’ll have to watch that again. May 04, Ben Babcock rated it really liked it Shelves: As it says below – the author, Barry Longyear, said it at a convention. Legion 4, 19 Dickson Farnham’s Freehold by Robert A. The novella won Hugo in and Nebula in – to some extent because of Isaac Asimov’s marketing strategy cf. I don’t have anything specific or useful to say to convince you to read I readan “authors Guild backinprint.

The ending also takes things farther, with them becoming in-effect family.

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View all 3 comments. We should teach this in schools. I love every part of this book — my only reservation is that the hermaphroditic longyeear is called “it”. Author Barry Longyear reported at a convention that the studio insisted on adding a subplot involving a mine, thinking the audience would not realize that the “Mine” in the title was a possessive as in “My Enemy” rather than an object.

It was a great story of breaking prejudices, though.

I had heard that the story was much better and that the movie mangled it a bit plus there were production problems. Written init says as much about a past generation’s morals and values as it does about a future not yet conceived.

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I have eight post-its in the book and that’s kind of a lot considering how short it is. Esta novela sigue siendo tan actual en el como lo fue en lo cual es, de cierta manera, triste.


Pulpy scifi; different than movie in a good way. Regardless, it is a poignant little story that deserves the accolades it achieved for ambition alone, yet seems to have faded from the reprints, anthologies, and the like given the weakness of style.

Before his hospitalization for alcoholism and addiction to prescription drugs — an experience which formed the basis of his non-sf novel Saint Mary Blue — he had already published prolifically, sometimes as by Frederick Longbeard. Jan 22, Sarah rated it it was amazing.

It moves at a good pace. I loved the bit at the beginning when Jeriba attempts to enrage Davidge by insulting Mickey Mouse. I readan “authors Guild backinprint.

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You believe in the characters and the ever strengthening relationships. According to this thread on the Enemy Mine discussion board: Barry is the first writer to win the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Quotes from Enemy Mine. Please do yourself a favour and find this original novella, and read it. Propaganda of the kind the human authorities spread about Drac for purposes of imperialist expansion is still in use today, making Enemy Mine no less relevant, or less interesting, for another generation.

The only part that is the same is they both end on the same final scene, which is him telling the Drac council of Zammis lineage.