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A-Z Challenge Logan’s Run

L is for Logan’s Run

Everyone already knows about Lord of the Rings. Let’s take a closer look at one of the lesser known adaptions of science fiction.

Imagine a future world where everyone is young and beautiful, and can have anything they could ever want–except the freedom to leave … and everyone faces mandatory death at the age of 30! Michael York stars as Logan, a member of an elite police force called Sandmen who hunt down and kill “runners,” those trying to escape the fate that awaits on their 30th birthday. When Logan meets Jessica (Jenny Agutter), a member of a clandestine resistance group that assists runners, he decides to escape with her to sanctuary. But a fellow Sandman frantically pursues.

 

The bestselling dystopian novel that inspired the 1970s science-fiction classic starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, and Richard Jordan.

In 2116, it is against the law to live beyond the age of twenty-one years. When the crystal flower in the palm of your hand turns from red to black, you have reached your Last day and you must report to a Sleepshop for processing. But the human will to survive is strong—stronger than any mere law.

Logan 3 is a Sandman, an enforcer who hunts down those Runners who refuse to accept Deep Sleep. The day before Logan’s palm-flower shifts to black, a Runner accidentally reveals that he was racing toward a goal: Sanctuary. With this information driving him forward, Logan 3 assumes the role of the hunted and becomes a Runner.

Are you a Logan’s Run fan? Which version is your favorite?

 

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8 Comments

  1. I’ve both read the book and seen the film. I think both of them work, for me at least. The movie is a classic in its own right. The ending of the book is a nice twist! (Or maybe that was the ending of the sequel? It’s been a long time!) And it was lovely to see Peter Ustinov as the old man in the film.

    L is for Margo Lanagan and Dave Luckett

    https://suebursztynski.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/a-to-z-blogging-challenge-l-is-for.html

    1. Yeah, what a great little bonus having Peter in there! Thanks for saying that.

  2. I’ve both read the book and seen the film. I think both of them work, for me at least. The movie is a classic in its own right. The ending of the book is a nice twist! (Or maybe that was the ending of the sequel? It’s been a long time!) And it was lovely to see Peter Ustinov as the old man in the film.

    L is for Margo Lanagan and Dave Luckett

    https://suebursztynski.blogspot.com.au/2018/04/a-to-z-blogging-challenge-l-is-for.html

  3. Your post has inspired me to find Logan’s Run and watch it. Have you seen “In Time.” Similar kind of theme. Also, I wanted to say that I really admire the way your blog is designed and executed. Looks great.

    1. Thanks so much, it’s always a work in progress. Loved “In Time.” I know it’s Justin Timberlake but the premise was great.

  4. have not heard of this series and it does sound interesting.. dystopian reads are a more recent thing for me..

    1. I wrote a series similar and it was my editor who actually introduced me to Logan’s Run. I’d love to revisit it. I’m into those “end-of-the-world” and the life after kind of stuff. I think it started with Stephen King’s The Stand.

  5. Interesting series! Playing catch up at the moment, but looking forward to reading the rest of your AtoZ posts.

    I’ve seen the film – which I enjoyed immensely – but not read the book. I’ll have to add your series to the TBR pile – help!

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