Waiting #2020

Waiting By Frank M. Robinson Waiting From the author who brought us the distinguished spy thriller Death of a Marionette and The Towering Inferno one of the most popular films of the s comes Waiting an intense novel of contemporary
  • Title: Waiting
  • Author: Frank M. Robinson
  • ISBN: 9780812541649
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • Waiting By Frank M. Robinson From the author who brought us the distinguished spy thriller Death of a Marionette and The Towering Inferno, one of the most popular films of the 70s, comes Waiting, an intense novel of contemporary menace, in the mode of Robinson s 1950s classic, The Power There are people living among us, who look just like normal human beings They ve been here for a long time waitiFrom the author who brought us the distinguished spy thriller Death of a Marionette and The Towering Inferno, one of the most popular films of the 70s, comes Waiting, an intense novel of contemporary menace, in the mode of Robinson s 1950s classic, The Power There are people living among us, who look just like normal human beings They ve been here for a long time waiting But they aren t exactly like us at all Some of them can read minds, and in subtle ways take over what your are thinking, control you for a while.They can make you love They can make you die.One ordinary man in San Francisco, Arthur Banks, begins to find them out, and immediately his life and his family are in danger It s a paranoid s worst nightmare But that s just where it starts He may well be fighting for the survival of the entire human race I ve always maintained that Frank M Robinson s The Power was one of the best terror tales ever told Waiting is even better, rich with character, suspense and constant surprise This is one of the best chillers of the entire decade It is guaranteed to give you nightmares Reading this book was a pure pleasure Mystery Scene
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    1. Frank M. Robinson

      Frank M Robinson was an American science fiction and techno thriller writer he got his start writing for the old pulp fiction magazines He wrote several novels with Thomas N Scortia until Scortia s death in 1986.Born in Chicago, Illinois Robinson was the son of a check forger He started out in his teens working as a copy boy for International News Service and then became an office boy for Ziff Davis He was drafted into the Navy for World War II, and when his tour was over attended Beloit College, where he majored in physics, graduating in 1950 Because he could find no work as a writer, he ended up back in the Navy to serve in Korea, where he kept writing, read a lot, and published in Astounding magazine.After the Navy, he attended graduate school in journalism, then worked for a Chicago based Sunday supplement Soon he switched to Science Digest, where he worked from 1956 to 1959 From there, he moved into men s magazines Rogue 1959 65 and Cavalier 1965 66 In 1969, Playboy asked him to take over the Playboy Advisor column He remained there until 1973, when he left to write full time.After moving to San Francisco in the 1970s, Robinson, who was gay, was a speechwriter for gay politician Harvey Milk he had a small role in the film Milk After Milk s assassination, Robinson was co executor, with Scott Smith, of Milk s last will and testament.Robinson is the author of 16 books, the editor of two others, and has penned numerous articles Three of his novels have been made into movies The Power 1956 was a supernatural science fiction and government conspiracy novel about people with superhuman skills, filmed in 1968 as The Power The Glass Inferno, co written with Thomas N Scortia, was combined with Richard Martin Stern s The Tower to produce the 1974 movie The Towering Inferno The Gold Crew, also co written Scortia, was a nuclear threat thriller filmed as an NBC miniseries and re titled The Fifth Missile.He collaborated on several other works with Scortia, including The Prometheus Crisis, The Nightmare Factor, and Blow Out In 2009 he was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame

    297 thoughts on “Waiting”

    1. I first read this book a few years ago, and I couldn t remember much of it except the general premise and the fact that I found it really absurd and awful I am, however, an optimist when it comes to books, and figured that it couldn t possibly have been as bad as I thought it to be And so I picked it up, and was proven horribly, horribly wrong It is, if possible, worse than I remember I love sci fi, honestly, I really do time travel, space travel, aliens, robots, ber intelligent bacteria, flesh [...]


    2. I enjoyed reading this book since it was about another species of human beings that has been living on Earth for thousands of years They look human, act human and do all the things that humans do, but they can read minds and take over your thoughts Arthur Banks, who starts figuring out about this human race, that puts him and his family in danger Is this going to be the end of the human race as Arthur has known I would recommend this book as an exciting read Not many books like this have I reall [...]


    3. Caution Contains SpoilersThe concept of this book is interesting a species similar to humans, but not human, that has lived beside us for over 35,000 years with no one noticing.While the concept was interesting, there were several things about this novel that just felt a little off for me That the main protagonist was so oblivious to everything that happened around him for over 20 years is a little strange I also felt that the save the environment theme was a little pushy Even though the points [...]


    4. Casual misogyny, unnecessary and continuous infodumps, preachy tone, lousy wordcraft, and a truly hackneyed, telegraphed plot with stale, one dimensional characters and foreshadowing you can see from Alpha Centauri.It all adds up to a truly AWFUL book I only kept reading because it s what I had at the gym, and I was honestly hoping someone would kill the main character in a particularly squishy way.No, really, this book was awful The women were all either heartless bitches, sex toys, or nags or [...]


    5. A terrific book which promises much in the scientific realm without edging outside of layman s terms The reader can self educate while enjoying this novel that addresses the potential for a humanoid species that is not homo sapiens.An eager doctor who is part of an elite group stumbles upon genetic abnormalities present in the victim of a fatal car crash and draws conclusions which endanger, and eventually end his life Select group members find the circumstances surrounding his death suspicious [...]


    6. In my top ten favorite books, easily.This was my introduction to the work of Frank M Robinson A work that one ups the phrase, We are not alone , by postulating a species that humans believed they had wiped out eons ago has survived, and thrived in secrecy A species that resembles us with the exception of being telepathic.The worst thing you can do is almost destroy an enemy, and this book plays monstrously with that theme.In the creepy, Noir esque setting Robinson takes us on a ride that might l [...]


    7. Someone who picks up a horror novel must, of course, be willing to suspend disbelief, but the concept of another race living among us and maintaining some level of cohesion as a society for 35,000 years without discovery is just a little too far fetched Worse than that, it s boring Toward the end of the story, there were some twists in the plot that I didn t see coming, but by that time I didn t care any.


    8. Not that exciting, TBH Also has some really stupid stuff, which always infuriates me Encryped email can t trust the phones which is printed out and left on a desk when you re sharing your house with one of the people mentioned in the emails Please Ending was also really weak, very soft and undefined.


    9. While I enjoyed the premise of this book there were just a lot of things that bothered me with a good deal of the plot The fact that the main character didn t ever suspect his own wife of being one of the Old People when she oh so conveniently left town right after the first death Maybe not suspect her right away, which would be reasonable, but once things heated up over the next week and one after the other of their circle of friends were killed And it had become obvious that it was someone fro [...]


    10. An interesting book to say the least The theme is one that grips you in parts and begs you to read , but at others it is slow and tedious The ending was a let down which leaves me feeling somewhat sour about the book as a whole, it was great in parts and the characters are so well formed I would like to read another book by Robinson, I admire his writing However, I m not rushing to read another book of the same theme.


    11. Another less violent human like species, in hiding for 35,000 years by living among us and now keen to take control to save the planet from ecological disaster, is the engaging premise of this suspenseful page turner The protagonist is hunted by them in a story that keeps it plausible except for the chronologically impossible Vietnam service of several characters which adds nothing to the plot.


    12. Pretty sure I have read this before, like maybe on a plane or something some aspects of it seemed very familiar but obviously it didn t stick with me if I did.The premise is the existence of a humanoid race entirely distinct from homo sapiens, which has lived among humankind for 35,000 years, yet managed to hide its differences In the face of modern challenges sophisticated medical diagnostics and the increasing difficulty of avoiding coming in contact with the medical establishment, plus the sp [...]


    13. Frank Robinson spoiled me After reading the taut thriller The Power and the immersive multi generation space epic The Dark Beyond the Stars, I had high expectations for his other work Waiting is not terrible, but it comes nowhere near Robinson s best work The premise is intriguing another hominid species has been secretly living with homo sapiens, lying dormant, waiting for our weakening or extinction so they can rise to ascendancy The execution of this promising sci fi concept, however, is sore [...]


    14. SF What if we aren t alone What if Homo sapiens isn t, as we like to think, the dominant species on this planet We re in for a surprise, because the Old People are still around, and they re not happy with what we re doing to the environment You can tell this is speculative fiction because the end will probably make you angry, weepy, or just plain hopeless Which means it s doing its job Even if parts are a tad heavy handed, this is a creepy, suspenseful novel, part mystery and part thriller The c [...]


    15. There are people living among us waiting subtly different in their psychology and genetics, who can read our minds, and in subtle ways take over what you re thinking, and thereby control you for awhile One man, Arthur Banks, begins to find them out and immmediately his life, and his family, are in danger.rhaps, even, the entire human race as well.It all comes down to a choice between us and them The question is, who will he choose I enjoyed this book quite a bit, although the ending was predicta [...]


    16. Someone who picks up a horror novel must, of course, be willing to suspend disbelief, but the concept of another race living among us and maintaining some level of cohesion as a society for 35,000 years without discovery is just a little too far fetched Worse than that, it s boring Toward the end of the story, there were some twists in the plot that I didn t see coming, but by that time I didn t care any.


    17. I love this book i have read it twice It s about the missing link being an entire species far superior to man that has intergrated themselves among us and their features are so similar to ours that it makes it hard for us to recognize them They also have group memories and knowledge, if one person knows it, they all do.s crazy.


    18. From the co author of The Towering Inferno for you folks a little olser , comes a creepy little tale of what if another species had been living amongst us forars Our protagonist finds a town, too good to be true perfectbut full of, The Old People An example of what the whole world could have been like if Homo sapiens hadn t f cked it up Good wrap up 3.5 stars.


    19. This is a little creepy The thought that there is another human like species that has the abilty to get into people s minds and make them do whatever they want to keep anyone from finding out they exist is an interesting concept I thought this was a good read The ending was a little surprising and somewhat dissapointing I think the ending could have been better.


    20. This was an interesting premiset too often do you see a book where the humans are the inferior species, at least on Earth Not counting aliens, etc The story moved pretty quickly, although a lot of the turns were anticipated I didn t care too much for the long ish asides about the environment I think it could have been scarier than it was.


    21. Really good book Interesting plot and really got me to think There was only one thing that was kind of predictable for me, anyway , but compared to the rest of the book it wasn t a big deal that it was Definitely recommend it.


    22. it was not a bad book but it didnt hold my interest because it s not my kind of book However it did bring up a good point that we should all do our part and make as many people as we can aware that we really need to take better care of our planet


    23. This is the best of the thrillers i have ever met b 4 Frank M Robinson seems to be a wonderful writerCPU



    24. I read this as a kid and it completely messed me up for months Easily one of the most pessimistic books I ve ever encountered.



    25. Starts out fast and enthralling, but then begins to feel very manipulative and at times implausible The conclusion is a little weak The Power is similar and a lot better.




    26. this book is amazing the plot draws you in and you cant let go Be prepared for many twists and dilemmas that you dont see coming


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