Friday, November 28, 2008

Strange Relations - Philip Jose Farmer

Another of the Baen collections with novels, this one built around the theme of future love, relationships, and sex. Farmer was a pioneer in this area of SF.

Strange Relations : The Lovers - Philip Jose Farmer
Strange Relations : Flesh - Philip Jose Farmer
Strange Relations : Mother - Philip Jose Farmer
Strange Relations : Daughter - Philip Jose Farmer
Strange Relations : Father - Philip Jose Farmer
Strange Relations : Son - Philip Jose Farmer
Strange Relations : My Sister’s Brother - Philip Jose Farmer

A sexually repressed future Earth tries some deep space missions, and eventually one finds an habitable planet - not only that, it has life.

With such controlled behaviour on Earth, one of the travellers finds himself in a relationship with a alien woman, or what seems to be a woman. Surprises are in store.

3.5 out of 5


A ship captain returns to a very different earth. A quite amusing religious satire, with the odd sport joke, too.

A strange Earth religion has started, with priestesses holding the power. Other political systems do exist, including one that is very straitlaced and rejects this new, female based, sexual worship.

3.5 out of 5


Stay at home's mobile mate misunderstandings hard on the in-laws.

4 out of 5


Pulsemobile, shelly.

3 out of 5


Resurrection jelly control power.

3.5 out of 5


Gas brain me.

3.5 out of 5


Got to find the others to get off this planet, but this alien reproduction stuff is rather interesting.

4 out of 5





4.5 out of 5

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