For scientific interest as well as suspense little science fiction could hold its own with this particular story. It is one of those rare stories that will bear reading and re-reading many times," Amazing Stories. Recovering from a gas that caused him to sleep for five hundred years, Anthony "Buck" Rogers helped an enslaved America strike its first blow for freedom against the alien Han.
Five hundred years have passed when Anthony Buck Rogers awakens from an accidental suspended animation to a world that is dominated by a race of people known as the Hans. As America groans under the tyranny of this race of Mongolian alien creatures, Rogers quickly becomes one of the commanding figures, using the new scientific weapons of the year 2419.
Under Rogers' guidance, and using tactics garnered from both the first and second world wars, the Americans slowly begin to retaliate with some success. During this time, women are used for the first time as scouts and are proven an invaluable tool. They continue to launch counterattacks that aid in their survival, until Rogers makes the mistake of letting down his guard and is captured and imprisoned.
Destroying and disseminating the Americans while establishing fifteen major cities across the Nation gives the Hans the impression that they are superior in every way. This thinking makes them complacent and lazy. Their synthetic origins do not allow for the one variable that separates them from the Americans, the existence of a soul.
After five centuries of total domination by the Hans, the Americans are ready to wage all out war. Their first objective is to find Rogers. Will they find him dead or alive? Will the Hans synthetic origins prove their downfall?
Now, he and beloved, warrior-woman Wilma Deering, must lead a desperate a battle to the finish against a superior foe -- using futuristic weapons such as disintegrators, jumping belts, inertron, paralysis rays, and atomic torpedoes. The climatic conflict features a special effects battle of ships and rays that would challenge even today's greatest filmmakers to reproduce successfully on film. "A delight to readers, The Airlords of Han [is] told with directness, precise imagery, and discipline of controlled imagination. It is no accident that Buck Rogers became an almost instantaneous success,