FROM THE BACK COVER:
A most important influence on modern science-fiction – the inspiration of such inventions as the walkie-talkie, television, and rocket artillery – is the famous newspaper character “Buck Rogers.”
The story of Rogers, the American who went forward five hundred years to participate in the rise of a new America from the ruins of the old, was first told in the unforgettable novel, ARMAGEDDON 2419 A.D., which has never before been available on the newsstands.
Rogers’ adventures, and those of Wilma Deering, warrior girl of the 25th century, are by-words for imagination-stirring science -adventure. ARMAGEDDON 2419 A.D. by Phil Nowlan is no comic-strip picture-book – it is a science-fiction novel of classic importance.