The Last Days of Krypton
by Kevin J. Anderson
Review by Drew Bittner
Harper Entertainment Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061340741
Date: 01 November 2007 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
In some ways, the tale of Krypton's end reminds me of Horton Hears a Who, except with a less happy ending. Jor-El, master scientist of Krypton, warns the people repeatedly that the planet will die violently ... and very soon. His ambitious plans to evacuate Kryptonians to safety -- to a world he's identified as suitable for their survival -- are frustrated less by politics than by a stubborn refusal to grasp the truth.
Bestselling SF writer Kevin J. Anderson brings all this to the table and more in The Last Days of Krypton, a novel that delivers exactly what the title promises.From official release/information:
From back of book: Everyone knows how Kal-El--Superman--was sent to Earth before his planet exploded. Now, Kevin J. Anderson unfolds the riveting back story of this iconic super hero. The Last Days of Krypton is a sweeping tale of the politics and betrayals that blinded both heroes and villains to the disaster that would destroy Krypton. Bringing to life this lost world with it's famous cities and futuristic society. Anderson offers startling new insight into familiar characters, including Superman's parents, Jor-El and Lara, his enemies, Brainiac, and Superman's most dangerous villain, General Zod.
(Source: Harper Entertainment)