Monthly Archives: January 2011

The other science fiction of Pierre Boulle

Continuing perhaps the trend of discussing lesser known works of various science fiction authors, I am turning my attention to an omnibus volume (in French) of the four books (apart from Le plan├Ęte des singes which in English is called … Continue reading

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Mr. Adam by Pat Frank

While Pat Frank is rightly well known for his classic novel Alas, Babylon, he is also the author of the humorous novel Mr. Adam, which was in fact his first. One should recall that at the time the latter book … Continue reading

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The Jungle by David Drake

The novella I actually bought the book I have just been reading for was the classic Clash by Night by Henry Kuttner. One would never know from the cover that this ground-breaking work was included in that book at all; … Continue reading

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Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis

This book first appeared in 1938 but became the first part in what is most commonly referred to as the Space Trilogy, with its sequels Perelandra and That Hideous Strength. Like virtually all of C.S. Lewis‘ writings, the book comes … Continue reading

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