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Classic Science-Fiction and Fantasy Reviews

As I travel around this anti-literate nation by train, am challenged in bringing enough hardcopy reading material and have decided to use paperbacks of the type used to buy twice a week in junior high school and high school back in the 1970s. The titles below are headed into the sunrise with:

-War of the Gods, Poul Anderson, 1997, Tor, NY, 304 pages

-Wild Seed, Octavia E. Butler, 1980, SFBC 50th anniversary edition, NY, 245 pages,

-John Carter and the Giant of Mars, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1940, Del Rey, NY, 78 pages, $1.95 [As John Carter of Mars #11 with Skeleton Men of Jupiter]

-Skeleton Men of Jupiter, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1942, Del Rey, NY, 86 pages

-Pirates of Venus, Edgar rice Burroughs, 1932, NEL, NY, 159 pages, 45pence

-Why Call them Back from Heaven?, Clifford Simak, 1967, Pan, London, 191 pages, 60pence

-Sleep Walker’s World, Gordon R. Dickson, 1971, Daw, NY, 158 pages, $1.25

-The Door Into Summer, Robert A. Heinlein, 1957, Signet, NY, 159 pages, 75cents

-David Star, Space Ranger, Isaac Asimov writing as Paul French, 1952, Signet, NY, 144 pages, 1971 edition priced at 75cents

-Damnation Alley, Roger Zelazny, 1969, Berkley, NY, 157 pages, $1.25

-Space Viking, H. Beam Piper, 1963, Ace, NY, 243 pages

-The Book of Merlyn, T.H. White, 1977 [originally published in 1939 and 1958], Berkley, NY, 193 pages

-The Torrents of Spring, Ernest Hemingway, 1954, 103 pages

If you have any opinions on these works, send them via the comment section below and I will append them to my review.

Son of a Lesser God



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Ruben ChandlerApril 28, 2019 4:00 AM UTC

A. Bertram Chandler wrote some wack scifi. Arthur C. Clark, Frederik Pohl, LIn Carter, L. Sprague de Camp, J.G. Ballard, Sax Roehmer, Jules Verne, ad infinitum