Long Voyage Back Paperback


Chosen as one of the ten best science fiction novels of that year, and as one of the hundred best such novels of the decade, Long Voyage Back is an action-adventure story.



Additional Reviews of LONG VOYAGE BACK:

“LONG VOYAGE BACK is a tremendous work of fiction — utterly gripping, packed with thought and detail… At the end of the book you will feel as if you too have been on a long journey: terrifying, unthinkable, impossible… but rich and memorable…” — Time Out London

“Luke Rhinehart has produced an extraordinary tale of human endurance and triumph of spirit. His novel is a marvel, a rare combination of fine adventure writing and artistic literature. . .”  — The Milwaukee Journal

“This novel is one of the most devastatingly powerful books you could ever want to read on the subject of nuclear war. It is also an absolute gem of a suspense yarn, the kind of book that rivets you to your chair until you finish it. . . . A minor masterpiece.” The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“This book is astonishing. It is a tour de force that catches the reader completely by surprise . . . I was unprepared for the mastery with which Rhinehart propelled me, as swift as his knife-edged vessel racing for safety over open seas, through a world that grows ever more despairing. . .” — Martin Caiden, author of Marooned

“Well-written and dramatic … surprisingly uplifting.” — Publishers Weekly

“LONG VOYAGE BACK is one of the most truly enjoyable novels I have read in a long time — a gripping page turner without letup in intensity.” —  Nashville Banner

“This is a tremendously powerful book. Rhinehart’s sense of drama is exercised on every page and his tale rushes along from crisis to crisis at a breathtaking pace. . . a vivid story of human endurance and the will to live…” — The Washington Post

“Most absorbing and realistically horrifying . . . a gripping novel of survival. . . I recommend (it) to anyone even slightly concerned about nuclear weaponry, disarmament, or war. I have never learned so much from a novel . . .” — Bestsellers

“Luke Rhinehart’s riveting third novel should be must reading . . . What makes the novel so arresting is the compelling way Rhinehart personalizes those aboard (the sailboat) Vaqabond and elsewhere . . . . LONG VOYAGE BACK is a dramatic and chilling work.”  — The Oregonian

“. . . Scary, deadly and despairing.” —  Chattanooga Times

“. . . Compelling . . . a hard book to put down.” — Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“At its core LONG VOYAGE BACK is an adventure novel — a fine one — but it attempts to do much more and succeeds at every turn. . . (The characters’) emotional journey is just as important as their physical one and it’s that dimension of the novel that raises LONG VOYAGE BACK above the level of genre fiction . . . (It) is just fine, engrossing fiction.” — Roanoke Times & World News

“. . . Powerful . . . gripping. . .” — Charleston News & Courier

“Once in a blue moon a novel comes along whose setting is so unusual that it charms, enchants, or simply compels the reader into its world . . . We live for a while as if we were companions to the main characters. We participate in their conflicts and triumphs. And when the novel comes to an end, the world it has created continues to reverberate in our minds as if we had been there.

“Luke Rhinehart’s LONG VOYAGE BACK is such a book The story it tells is superbly compelling and anyone foolhardy enough to read the first chapter will find the book almost impossible to put down.” — The Grand Rapids Press

“[LONG VOYAGE BACK] is at once a great story of adventure in the traditional sense–men and women facing seemingly insuperable odds against survival–and subtle and sensitive portrayal of how mankind might–and might not–change if (a nuclear war) were to break out tomorrow.” — The Quincy Patriot Ledger

“. . . An engrossing tale . . . LONG VOYAGE BACK should be required reading.” — Raleigh News and Observer

“This apocalyptic novel avoids both the maudlin irrelevance of Nevil Shute’s ON THE BEACH and the flatulent irrelevance of Vonnegut’s CAT’S CRADLE. Believable characters struggle for survival against the background of nuclear war. Having thought the unthinkable, Rhinehart articulates it in convincing detail.” — Science Fiction & Fantasy