Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Perilous Planets - Brian Aldiss

Another anthology in this series (Space Opera, Galactic Empires, etc), and quite a poor one, easily the worst of those I have come across. Only a few decent stories and that is it.

Perilous Planets : How Are They All on Deneb IV? - C. C. Shackleton
Perilous Planets : Mouth of Hell - David I. Masson
Perilous Planets : Brightside Crossing - Alan E. Nourse
Perilous Planets : The Sack - William Morrison
Perilous Planets : The Monster - A. E. van Vogt
Perilous Planets : The Monsters - Robert Sheckley
Perilous Planets : Grenville's Planet - Michael Shaara
Perilous Planets : Beachhead - Clifford D. Simak
Perilous Planets : The Ark of James Carlyle - Cherry Wilder
Perilous Planets : On the River - Robert F. Young
Perilous Planets : Goddess in Granite - Robert F. Young
Perilous Planets : The Seekers - E. C. Tubb
Perilous Planets : When the People Fell - Cordwainer Smith
Perilous Planets : The Titan - P. Schuyler Miller
Perilous Planets : Four in One - Damon Knight
Perilous Planets : The Age of Invention - Norman Spinrad
Perilous Planets : The Snowmen - Frederik Pohl
Perilous Planets : Schwartz Between the Galaxies - Robert Silverberg

Perverted story.

2 out of 5


Organising a climb.

3 out of 5


Drive hot.

3.5 out of 5


Dead race destruction discovery toasting.

3 out of 5


Stop killing the women.

3 out of 5


Wisher Mapping Command.

2.5 out of 5


Can't stop you landing, could kill you though.

3.5 out of 5


Space navy Noah helps alien videos kill the radio seals.

3.5 out of 5


Lost sight.

2.5 out of 5


Virgin climb.

3 out of 5


Writing art.

2.5 out of 5


Chinese Venusian megadrop.

3 out of 5


Blood-Giver First Man Beast Master.

3.5 out of 5


New man hope.

3 out of 5


Old style art.

3 out of 5


Not hot for aliens.

2.5 out of 5


Anthropological boo-hoo.

2.5 out of 5




2 out of 5

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