Pierre Boulle

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes


Read the classic, chilling dystopian novel that inspired one of the world's most iconic film franchises

'A scintillating mix of sci-fi adventure and allegory' Los Angeles Times

In a spaceship that can travel at the speed of light, Ulysse, a journalist, sets off from Earth for the nearest solar system. There he finds Soror, a planet which resembles his own, but where humans behave like animals, and are hunted by a civilised race of primates.

Captured and sent to a research facility, Ulysse must convince the apes of their mutual origins. But such revelations will have always been greeted by prejudice and fear...

'A drastic warning about where mankind's apparent desire to destroy itself might lead' The Mirror

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